KPMG and Oracle partner to create exceptional healthcare cloud solutions
Global networking company KPMG has recently revealed its new unique solution for the healthcare industry. Enabling clients to move their finance, human resources and supply chain functions to the Oracle Cloud, "Powered Healthcare" is a healthcare version of KPMG's Powered Enterprise solution.
In a new partnership, Oracle is set to leverage the experience and best practices of KPMG's healthcare industry experts to enhance its cloud solutions for the healthcare industry. KPMG's Powered Healthcare is based on a target operating model for business combined with KPMG's industry-leading practices.
The result is accelerated client deployments and maximised time –to-value in the Oracle Cloud. Powered Enterprise offerings for Oracle cover Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Procurement, and Costing and Controls.
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In addition, KPMG and Oracle Consulting Services are jointly developing a delivery model for healthcare implementations that will help reduce client cost and risk.
"KPMG is one of our leading cloud partners, and it has a unique offering in the marketplace with KPMG Powered Enterprise," explained Rod Johnson, SVP North American ERP, EPM & SCM enterprise business.
"KPMG's transformational capabilities will continue to play a key role in helping organisations innovate, adapt and grow in the Oracle Cloud."
"Bringing a tailored Powered Enterprise solution to the healthcare industry can help companies generate business value for key stakeholders, not only by expanding the functionality of the Oracle Healthcare Cloud solution, but also by leveraging the insights from hundreds of healthcare clients," added Linsey Ryan, KPMG Global Oracle Network leader.
Skin Analytics wins NHSX award for AI skin cancer tool
An artificial intelligence-driven tool that identifies skin cancers has received an award from NHSX, the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care's initiative to bring technology into the UK's national health system.
NHSX has granted the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to DERM, an AI solution that can identify 11 types of skin lesion.
Developed by Skin Analytics, DERM analyses images of skin lesions using algorithms. Within primary care, Skin Analytics will be used as an additional tool to help doctors with their decision making.
In secondary care, it enables AI telehealth hubs to support dermatologists with triage, directing patients to the right next step. This will help speed up diagnosis, and patients with benign skin lesions can be identified earlier, redirecting them away from dermatology departments that are at full capacity due to the COVID-19 backlog.
Cancer Research has called the impact of the pandemic on cancer services "devastating", with a 42% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment after screening.
DERM is already in use at University Hospitals Birmingham and Mid and South Essex Health & Care Partnership, where it has led to a significant reduction in unnecessary referrals to hospital.
Now NHSX have granted it the Phase 4 AI in Health and Care Award, making DERM available to clinicians across the country. Overall this award makes £140 million available over four years to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence technologies which meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Dr Lucy Thomas, Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, said: “Skin Analytics’ receipt of this award is great news for the NHS and dermatology departments. It will allow us to gather real-world data to demonstrate the benefits of AI on patient pathways and workforce challenges.
"Like many services, dermatology has severe backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award couldn't have come at a better time to aid recovery and give us more time with the patients most in need of our help.”