Oracle helps Mayo Clinic improve information management

Redwood Shores 11 February 2008The Mayo Clinic, the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world, is using Oracle content management products, components of Oracle Fusion Middleware, to efficiently manage more than 100 million documents and images.

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The Mayo Clinic is the world's largest not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. It began its Oracle-based content management project in its finance department to support accounts payable and accounts receivable processes. It then expanded its Oracle content management software implementation to its Publishing and Media Technology Services department, which is responsible for managing the clinic's brand-related, stock and historical images, as well as its newsletters and its institutional policies and procedures.

The implementation has allowed the Mayo Clinic to improve information and digital asset management in several areas of the organisation by supporting document management, imaging capabilities, policy management, business processes and Web content management.

As the next step of the Mayo Clinic's phased, systematic implementation of Oracle Universal Content Management and Oracle Imaging and Process Management, the organisation expanded its implementation again and is rolling out new functionality in its finance group, legal and compliance, training and education departments. The Mayo Clinic expects the deployment to reduce costs, improve performance and facilitate regulatory compliance by simplifying document, policy, electronic and physical records management across multiple groups within the organisation.

"The scale and scope of the Mayo Clinic's successful and expanding content management initiative exemplifies the broad range of benefits Oracle Universal Content Management and Oracle Imaging and Process Management deliver to organisations in a variety of industries", stated Andy MacMillan, vice president, Product Management, Oracle. "Increasingly complex regulations and competitive business environments demand flexible and scalable solutions. Oracle content management solutions are built on Oracle Fusion Middleware, so we are able to offer a platform that helps customers meet those challenges and address their information management needs."

Oracle content management software is the industry's most unified enterprise content management platform that enables customers to leverage industry-leading document management, Web content management, digital asset management, and records management functionality to build their business applications. Building a strategic enterprise content management infrastructure for content and applications helps customers to reduce costs, easily share content across the enterprise, minimize risk, automate expensive, time-intensive and manual processes, and consolidate multiple Web sites onto a single platform.

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware software spans portals and process managers to application infrastructure, developer tools, enterprise content management and business intelligence. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables organisations to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners, and workers.

More than 50.000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organisations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9000 partners, including market-leading independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators. More company news is available in the VMW February 2008 article Hays Medical Center accelerates application integration and more efficiently captures patient data with Oracle Fusion Middleware.


Leslie Versweyveld

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