Cloud-based Oracle database focuses on clinical-trial participation

With an eye toward boosting clinical trial participation, database software company Oracle late last month launched a set of cloud-based applications it calls its Health Sciences Network, according to an iHealthBeat post. The network will aid both health systems and pharmaceutical companies in pulling de-identified patient data from various databases, including electronic health records, for determining clinical trial participation numbers. The applications were developed with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Aurora Health Care, which spans both Wisconsin and Illinois. Post