Oracle Implements Thai Electronic Medical Records
In a partnership with the government of Thailand, Oracle will set up a national electronic health record system that will be used for clinical and research purposes. (CIOInsight.com)The Thai government has launched the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences Pharmacogenomics Project, in collaboration with Oracle, to gather and unify health records electronically. The project involves the development of a large-scale database of unified electronic health records and is intended to provide safer and more effective medications as well as reduced health care costs. Pharmacogenomics defines how a persons genetics affects his or her bodys response to medications. It is the basis for individualized medicine, through which drugs are tailored and applied to cater to a persons personal genetic makeup.
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