Pakistan’s Shifa International Hospital builds digital healthcare platform on Oracle cloud

Pakistan’s Shifa International Hospital builds digital healthcare platform on Oracle cloud

The eShifa Home Health Services application allows professional healthcare services to be easily accessible

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Shifa International Hospital, a 550 bed tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, is a quaternary care facility in Islamabad that aims to provide international standard medical care to the people of Pakistan.

In an effort to enhance the healthcare experience of patients, the hospital deployed the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to deliver a virtual hospital that will offer greater and smarter home health services in the comfort of their home — reducing waiting times, the risk of infection, and easing the burden on the hospital. Accessed via a third party mobile application, eShifa Home Health Services will give patients access to online doctor consultations and laboratory and nursing services.

“Technology has the potential to greatly improve the way we provide medical care, making it possible for every person to have access to quality healthcare services that are on par with hospital-level care from the comfort of their own home. All they need is an internet connection and a smartphone.

“We really believe this innovative service has the potential to revamp healthcare in Pakistan and place us among the innovative leaders in the industry,” said  Dr. Farah Ansari, Medical Director, eShifa. “To help deliver on this vision, we chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure because it provides a high-performance cloud foundation backed by robust security, scalability and resilience.”

OCI will provide a highly scalable, cost-effective cloud platform on which the hospital will run its Hospital Management Information System (HMIS). Data integrity between the hospital’s on-premises HMIS and eShifa cloud application will be ensured using Oracle GoldenGate 19c on OCI Marketplace, which will provide high-performance data replication.

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