Tasmania Digitizes COVID-19 Consumer Vaccination Process with Oracle
Cloud platform manages state-wide vaccination program, from scheduling appointments to providing a digital vaccination record for every citizen
The Tasmanian Government is using the Oracle Health Management System to manage its state-wide COVID-19 vaccination program. 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 Department of Health, Tasmania. This 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. They then receive a digital Quick Response (QR) code to confirm their identity and speed 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 dose vaccination, if required.
With all data stored securely in the Oracle Cloud running in Australia data centers, authorized personnel can easily see the percentage of the Tasmanian population that has been fully or partially vaccinated and the types administered to help manage inventory and demand. Consumers will also have their record of vaccination included in the Australian Immunization 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,” said Cherie Ryan, vice president and regional managing director ANZ, Oracle.
“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 utilize the Oracle Health Management System. Access and support for the system is being provided free of charge for the next ten years.