Vantage Point’s experience in complex database systems for large corporations has been directly applied to the design of SmartCare®. As a complete business intelligence solution, with SmartCare® you get a comprehensive data warehouse at no extra cost. SmartCare®'s data warehouse has been specially-designed to embody critical data relationships to make it possible to interconnect many different kinds of healthcare information.
Our software is comprised of two modules, a server where the data warehouse resides, which then is accessed by multiple client workstations. For the data warehouse server, you have your choice of two of the leading databases. For the workstations, SmartCare® runs on standard IBM-compatible personal computers with the Microsoft WindowsTM operating system. It can be used in any typical local- or wide-area network, or on a standalone workstation. It can be used over the Internet with any browser. It can be used simultaneously by hundreds of users, all with rapid response time. The following sections briefly outline the components of our technology platform.
- Server: Any version of Microsoft Windows from XP and 2000 to their current server OS releases.
- Workstation: Any version of Microsoft Windows from XP and 2000 to their current desktop OS releases.
Relational Database Management System Options
- Oracle 8 or higher.
- Microsoft SQLServer2000 or higher.
- Server: Pentium 4, 2.0GHz or higher (dual processor recommended with over 20 million record datasets), min. 4 GB of RAM, min. 80 GB of disk storage. Storage Growth: approximately 2GB per 100,000 unique patients.
- Workstation: Pentium 4, 2.0GHz or higher, min. 1 GB of RAM, 20 GB of disk storage (all data stored on server. Results may be copied onto workstation).
SmartCare™ on the Internet
- Server: Requires Microsoft Windows Terminal Server or Citrix Metaframe.
- Workstation: Remote access requires Citrix plug-in on user’s PC.
Security and HIPAA Compliance
- All datasets within the database assigned an “organization ID” which defines ownership and access rights.
- User profile includes “organization ID” which is then matched to datasets, so once logged-in the user only sees data which matches this Organization ID and nothing else. No unauthorized person will ever see any confidential patient information.
- SmartCare® generates its own internal “episode ID” which is completely separate from any patient identifiers. Patient name, Social Security Number, Member ID’s can all be scrambled.
- Users also may be restricted from using certain modules or modifying data.
- Internet access requires appropriate firewalls and encryption layers.