MediSwitch (Pty) Ltd., founded in 1993, occupies a leading position in the transmission of electronic healthcare transactions. Headquartered in Midrand, South Africa, MediSwitch enjoys national coverage through an extensive network of accredited dealers. The company pioneered electronic data interchange (EDI) for healthcare in South Africa and revolutionized practice administration with its SwitchOn claim submission and management process. MediSwitch was the first company to offer online transactions to healthcare professionals in South Africa in 1999. Today, close to 30,000 healthcare professionals, as well as all retail pharmacies in South Africa benefit from using MediSwitch for electronic claims submission.
“We were always very satisfied with Oracle Database; therefore, it just made sense to select Oracle for infrastructure and warehouse replication. The engineered stack approach has reduced the costs associated with purchasing, deploying, and supporting our IT environment by 45%. Based on our initial assessments, we could not have achieved that with any other vendor,” said Wayne Botha, IT manager, MediSwitch (Pty) Ltd.
Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services implemented the entire solution within two weeks and according to budget limitations. It also now operates MediSwitch’s production databases. Thanks to Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services completed the data migration over one weekend with no business interruption.