Healthcare DIVE June 10, 2022
Rebecca Pifer

Dive Brief:

  • On Thursday, Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison announced Oracle is building a “unified national health records database” on top of the thousands of separate hospital databases that exist in the U.S. today, but the interoperability bid faces notable future roadblocks and industry skepticism.
  • The database’s goal is to give providers in different states and systems access to patient records in an emergency, and provide researchers with real-time information about metrics like disease incidence to help shape policy responses.
  • An Oracle spokesperson declined to answer other questions about the new database’s timeline, price tag and outside access, but told Healthcare Dive it would be a “standards-based system open to all.”

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Topics: EMR / EHR, Health IT, HIE (Interoperability), Mergers & Acquisitions / JV, Provider, Technology, Trends
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