Inova Health System Selects Oracle Health Sciences Solutions as the IT Foundation for Value-Based Personalized Healthcare Model
Informatics Infrastructure to Facilitate Information Sharing and Insight to Improve Care, Increase Operational Efficiency and Accelerate Research from Bench to Bedside
Redwood Shores, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2011
Inova Health System, a leading, Northern Virginia-based, not-for-profit healthcare provider network serving more than one million people annually, has selected a suite of Oracle Health Sciences interoperability and analytics products as the informatics foundation for a value-based, personalized healthcare model to improve the quality of care for its patients.
The new informatics environment will break down health data silos to deliver actionable insight that can help Inova Health System drive continuous improvement in quality of care and operational efficiency. It will also help to unlock the value of data captured in disparate healthcare transactional systems for secondary uses that accelerate research and yield new clinical and translational insight.
As part of its informatics initiative, Inova will use the Oracle Health Sciences solution to help the region’s 4,000 affiliated physicians achieve meaningful use of healthcare IT, as well as move toward an Accountable Care model – a critical requirement as healthcare reform is implemented and pay-for-performance and similar initiatives become more widespread.
Additionally, Inova plans to use its informatics infrastructure to support new research and care programs that advance personalized medicine, taking advantage of the great strides in molecular understanding of disease since the mapping of the human genome.
The new infrastructure will also help enable personalized care management programs within the community to help prevent disease before it strikes.
“Inova and Oracle share a vision for the future of healthcare and the information technology solutions required to deliver the highest quality care,” said Knox Singleton, Chief Executive Officer, Inova Health System. “We are investing in a new model for value-based, personalized healthcare – built around a robust, secure and interoperable informatics infrastructure – enabling Inova to continuously improve patient care and operating efficiency by delivering greater value and empowerment to our affiliated community physicians.”
“We are on the verge of a new era in healthcare where advances in our molecular understanding of disease coupled with adoption of health information technology can bring personalized, predictive medicine to all patients,” said Dr. John Niederhuber, Executive Vice President, Inova Health System. “However, today’s electronic medical records systems were not designed to support this new paradigm of research and care. We are pleased to team with Oracle Health Sciences to make our vision of the future of healthcare a reality for Inova’s patients, physicians and community.”
Dr. Niederhuber joined Inova in September, 2010 after serving as the director of the National Cancer Institute and is viewed as one of the nation’s premier oncologists and clinical researchers.
“The future of healthcare will be characterized by a more personalized, predictive, participatory care environment where scientific advances are integrated with new delivery models to improve population and individualized health,” said Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “Forward-looking organizations, such as Inova Health System, understand that achieving this transformation will require new business models, as well as informatics infrastructures that go beyond today’s transactional systems. Oracle Health Sciences is pleased to support Inova with solutions that help enable interoperability and provide the analytics to offer insights across the operational, clinical, and research domains.”
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About Inova Health System
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.
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