Strata Health Solutions Inc. is a software as a service (SaaS) provider that leverages technology to achieve dramatic patient-flow improvements within health systems. Strata’s clients have entrusted them with the job of creating patient-flow solutions that achieve real and dramatic benefits for patients, their families, and the world’s devoted frontline caregivers. With operations in Canada and the United Kingdom, Strata Health is a privately-held, Canadian corporation.
Strata PathWays is an online, real-time, resource-matching and intelligent e-Referral system that improves access to care and the patient experience. Connected to care providers in the community, Pathways provides frontline clinicians with real-time tools to quickly discharge patients to appropriate and available beds and program openings. The e-Referral system radically reduces the time that patients occupy acute-care beds after they have been assessed for discharge into alternative community programs, such as facilities for mental health and addictions, rehabilitation/sub-acute care, homecare, continuing care centers, assisted living, palliative care, physiotherapy, community support, and adult daycare programs.
“In addition to a virtualization strategy for the application servers to support both scalability and redundancy on the application layer, we chose Oracle Database Appliance for its high availability, scalability, and cost effectiveness,” said Darren Jones, chief operating officer, Strata Health Solutions Inc.
“Additionally, our comfort level with Oracle, as well as the fact that Oracle Database Appliance is a high-availability, clustered database system that includes software, servers, storage, and networking, all engineered to work together in a single box, was very attractive to us. Although we did briefly evaluate another vendor, Oracle’s experience and outstanding reputation in the healthcare marketplace really won us over,” Jones said.
Strata Health selected Oracle Database Appliance in September 2011, and began by installing a circuit for a provincial public health network in an approved data center. Once the company completed that first step, in November 2012, it began Oracle Database Appliance practice migrations. In early December, Strata Health validated and tested Oracle Database Appliance, and then it went live on December 10, 2012.