Dutch Treat for Oracle

Amsterdam hospital, restructuring financial organization, taps software company's E-Business Suite

Redwood Shores, CA  August 15, 2002  The Onze Lieve Vrouwe hospital (OLVG) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is set to implement e-business solutions from software company Oracle as part of an effort to help the hospital pursue the restructuring of its financial organization.

OLVG has selected components of Oracle's E-Business Suite, including the financials, human resources, purchasing and supply chain management applications, as well as a number of business intelligence modules.

The hospital selected the Oracle solution based on the applications' functionality and flexibility, according to Jan Boers, head of automation and information technology for OLVG. "The hospital was looking for a package that combines and integrates financials, human resources and logistics," said Boers.

"OLVG is moving toward a new organization and management model in which the primary function, providing medical services to patients, is central," added Boers. "Next year, the current 'dual organization' of doctors and managers will be turned into an organization in which accountable business units will be created around medical specialists."

Using the E-Business Suite, OLVG plans to integrate its business operations, helping the hospital support its new business model. "The Oracle software will enable us to produce financial reports from a number of different angles and to order goods decentrally via the intranet," explained Boers.