InterSystems HealthShare vs. Oracle Database

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
InterSystems HealthShare
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Connecting providers, patients, and payers through a unified care record and analytics that span the care continuum. Creates a Unified Care Record for Collaborative Care HealthShare creates a unified, community-wide health record as the foundation for coordinated, value-based care and population health management. With embedded intelligence, and delivery of just the right information at the right time and place within delivery, management, and payment processes, HealthShare enables…N/A
Oracle Database
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Oracle Database, currently in edition 23c, offers native support for property graph data structures and graph queries. If you're looking for flexibility to build graphs in conjunction with transactional data, JSON, Spatial, and other data types, we got you covered. Developers can now easily build graph applications with SQL using existing SQL development tools and frameworks.N/A
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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User Ratings
InterSystems HealthShareOracle Database
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
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9.0
(178 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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9.0
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Usability
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7.4
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Support Rating
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Implementation Rating
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User Testimonials
InterSystems HealthShareOracle Database
Likelihood to Recommend
InterSystems
InterSystems HealthShare is an extremely powerful platform for which we have not found a need it cannot meet. Granted, some particular complex solutions may require a bit more 'engineering' level talent than some healthcare organizations staff in their traditional 'interface departments'. Organizations that make the investment in InterSystems AND their staff through training and empowerment of bettering their career will rapidly reap the rewards of a robust integration foundation with support for rapidly increasing the organization's ability to action their data using analytics, natural language processing, machine learning and business process orchestration. Through HealthShare, I have been able to harvest key business and clinical metrics rapidly from plain text blobs into discrete data elements, empowering our analytic users, reducing manual data entry and bettering the lives of our most important customer - the patient.
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Oracle
I believe Oracle Database is still the best RDBMS database which is the database to consider for OLTP applications and for Adhoc requests. They are good in Datawarehousing in certain aspects but not the best. Oracle is also a great database for scaling up with their Clusterware solution which also makes the database highly available with services moving to the live instance without much trouble.
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Pros
InterSystems
  • A wealth of specific integration adaptors provided with the product, allowing for rapid low-code integrations for a myriad of use-cases.
  • Most InterSystems provided functionality delivered with the product can be review and extended to allow for rapid development of custom solutions for adaptors and tools not met out-of-the-box.
  • Continual timely releases ensure organizations can keep up to date with the rapidly changing healthcare integration space, while trusting that upgrades do not mean months of testing and validation. Most major upgrades can be completed within a few weeks of simple unit testing.
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Oracle
  • Best thing about it is that it supports PL/SQL which is helpful in writing complex quarries easily.
  • Its storage capacity , backup and recovery features make it the best database storage tool available.
  • Other thing I like about this software is its interface is so good.
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Cons
InterSystems
  • Improvements to built in REST, SOAP and FHIR adapters to allow for low-code solutions against modern integration web service APIs.
  • Terminology engine improvements to provide auto-mapping against the plethora of terminology datasets required by FHIR and US CDI standards.
  • Tighter integration with Git/GitHub and similar platforms to enable Continuous Integration and Development models out of the box not only for general developers but healthcare integrators.
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Oracle
  • The memory demand and management makes it impossible to run it in a container.
  • It is hard to perform local unit testing with Oracle even using the personal edition (aggressive all the available memory grab for itself).
  • Lack of built in database migrations (e.g. as Flyway).
  • The need to install the Oracle client in addition to its drivers.
  • The cost of running it, especially in the Cloud.
  • Comes with very spartan community grade client/management tools whereas the commercial offerings tend to demand a premium price.
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Likelihood to Renew
InterSystems
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Oracle
There is a lot of sunk cost in a product like Oracle 12c. It is doing a great job, it would not provide us much benefit to switch to another product even if it did the same thing due to the work involved in making such a switch. It would not be cost effective.
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Usability
InterSystems
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Oracle
Many of the powerful options can be auto-configured but there are still many things to take into account at the moment of installing and configuring an Oracle Database, compared with SQL Server or other databases. At the same time, that extra complexity allows for detailed configuration and guarantees performance, scalability, availability and security.
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Support Rating
InterSystems
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Oracle
1. I have very good experience with Oracle Database support team. Oracle support team has pool of talented Oracle Analyst resources in different regions. To name a few regions - EMEA, Asia, USA(EST, MST, PST), Australia. Their support staffs are very supportive, well trained, and customer focused. Whenever I open Oracle Sev1 SR(service request), I always get prompt update on my case timely. 2. Oracle has zoom call and chat session option linked to Oracle SR. Whenever you are in Oracle portal - you can chat with the Oracle Analyst who is working on your case. You can request for Oracle zoom call thru which you can share the your problem server screen in no time. This is very nice as it saves lot of time and energy in case you have to follow up with oracle support for your case. 3.Oracle has excellent knowledge base in which all the customer databases critical problems and their solutions are well documented. It is very easy to follow without consulting to support team at first.
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Implementation Rating
InterSystems
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Oracle
Overall the implementation went very well and after that everything came out as expected - in terms of performance and scalability. People should always install and upgrade a stable version for production with the latest patch set updates, test properly as much as possible, and should have a backup plan if anything unexpected happens
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Alternatives Considered
InterSystems
InterSystems HealthShare is not your standard integration platform. While the Health Connect product could be construed as an 'interface engine', it is so much more. The capabilities to extend the engine using low code and visual business process modeling ensures a wealth of use cases not covered by a traditional interface engine. Furthermore, while not a direct competitor of Epic (Epic is in fact an InterSystems customer themselves), we are far more comfortable relying on the robustness of the HealthShare platform for complex integrations, data modeling and data normalization using HealthShare than just Bridges and Interconnect alone.
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Oracle
Oracle is more of an enterprise-level database than Access and SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise isn't getting developed much (some people wonder how close it is to end of life) but SQL Server is miles ahead of Oracle IMO in terms of user experience and comparable in terms of performance AFAIK. As stated, a vendor forced our hand to use Oracle so we did not have a choice. If you are looking for help with an issue you are having, there are lots of SQL Server articles, etc. on the web and the community of SQL Server developers and DBA's is very strong and supportive. Oracle's help on the web is much more limited and often has an attitude that goes with it of superiority and lacking in compassion, IMO. For instance, check out the Ask Tom Oracle blog - a world of difference. If you choose Oracle, go into it with eyes wide open.
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Return on Investment
InterSystems
  • Simple integration development time has been reduced from weeks to days.
  • Complex integration development time has been reduced from months to weeks.
  • On-call Support after-hours for the integration team has been nearly non-existent since the move to InterSystems, increasing employee retention and satisfaction as InterSystems 'just works'.
  • Less need to purchase other products to implement complex integrations through web service APIs and SQL ETL processes - it can all be done with InterSystems.
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Oracle
  • Oracle Database 12c has had a very positive impact on our ability to build strong and robust custom applications in house without the need to come up with our own methods of data storage and management.
  • Oracle Database 12c has the strongest user interface of any database I have worked with and continuously is improving its strength with the addition of support for JSON and XML type objects in the database.
  • Oracle Database 12c is sometimes very heavy and DBA intensive, but the benefits far outweigh the costs, which we need to spend on DBA support for enabling security and access features.
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