Oracle helps Tasmania manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Friday, 04 June, 2021

Oracle helps Tasmania manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Tasmanian Government is using the Oracle Health Management System to manage its statewide COVID-19 vaccination program; the system will be critical in supporting the national program and Tasmania’s goal of reaching all 541,000 residents in the state.

Through the Health Management System, consumers can book a vaccination appointment online or through the hotline. Consumers then receive a digital Quick Response (QR) code to confirm their identity and accelerate vaccination check-in. From there, healthcare workers use the system to record the type of vaccination administered and create or update a unique electronic health record for every person vaccinated. The system also reminds consumers to schedule a second vaccine dose if required.

Tasmania has already vaccinated approximately 20% of its eligible population; this has been achieved in partnership with general practitioners, the aged-care sector and the Tasmanian Department of Health. Tasmania is the first state in Australia to utilise the Oracle Health Management System. Access and support for the system is being provided free of charge for the next 10 years. With all data stored securely in the Oracle Cloud running in Australian data centres, authorised personnel can see the percentage of the Tasmanian population that has been fully or partially vaccinated and the types of vaccines administered to help manage inventory and demand. Consumers also have their record of vaccinations included in the Australian Immunisation Register.

Cherie Ryan, Vice President and Regional Managing Director (ANZ) for Oracle, noted that data will play a critical role in the complex and fast-moving fight against COVID-19.

“Oracle created the cloud-based Health Management System specifically for this task. It allows governments and medical facilities to register consumers, schedule appointments, record and track first and second vaccine doses, send appointment confirmations and reminders, and create a unique digital health record for each person that is securely stored in the Oracle Cloud,” said Ryan.

The Oracle Health Management System is powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), including Exadata Cloud Service and APEX Application Development Service, as well as Oracle Analytics Cloud.

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