Tasmania uses Oracle to manage COVID-19 vaccination program

Wednesday, 02 June, 2021

Tasmania uses Oracle to manage COVID-19 vaccination program

The Tasmanian Government is using cloud platform Oracle Health Management System to manage its statewide COVID-19 vaccination program, from scheduling appointments to providing a digital vaccination record for every citizen. Tasmania has already vaccinated approximately 20% of its eligible population, which has been achieved in partnership with GPs, the aged-care sector and the Tasmanian Department of Health. This system will be critical in supporting the national program and Tasmania’s goal of reaching all 541,000 residents in the state.

Via the Health Management System, consumers can book a vaccination appointment online or through the hotline, receiving 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.

With all data stored securely in the Oracle Cloud running in Australian data centres, authorised personnel can easily see the percentage of the Tasmanian population that has been fully or partially vaccinated and the types of vaccine administered to help manage inventory and demand. A record of vaccination will also be entered on the Australian Immunisation Register.

“In this complex and fast-moving fight against COVID-19, there is a critical role for data to play, now and in the longer term,” Oracle Vice President and Regional Managing Director (ANZ) Cherie Ryan said.

“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,” she said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Oracle has provided cloud systems to regions around the globe, including the United States and Africa, to fight critical health issues, from COVID-19 to yellow fever.

Tasmania is the first state in Australia to adopt the Oracle Health Management System. Access and support for the system is being provided free of charge for the next 10 years.

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