Shifa International Selects Oracle Cloud to Upgrade its IT Infrastructure

Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. has selected Oracle Cloud Platform to upgrade its IT infrastructure. Its patients can now benefit from faster and easier access to online radiology and lab reports.

Prior to migrating Oracle Cloud Platform, the hospital’s existing IT infrastructure was increasingly unable to cater to the growing demand from patients for rapid access to their results online.

The hospital’s IT resources were increasingly engaged in troubleshooting and ensuring the smooth running of daily operations. The inflexible and complex nature of the hospital’s existing legacy IT infrastructure meant supporting new application development and improved business processes were serious challenges.

This left the organization’s IT staff unable to focus on innovation in customer experience; instead ‘keeping-the-lights-on’ activities took top priority.

“Our vision is to be the region’s leader in providing quality healthcare services. This means making sure our patients’ whole journey with us is the best that it can possibly be. One key element is giving patients more control over accessing their own medical records in a manner that suits them to avoid any unnecessary distress. Oracle Cloud Platform services help provide us solutions to address our requirements around having the infrastructure scalable and flexible to deliver an excellent experience to our patients, doctors and other caregivers,” said Mr. Shakeel Akhter, General Manager MIS, Shifa International Hospitals Ltd.

The selection of Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services, including Oracle Database Cloud Service, was driven by a number of factors. These include Oracle’s ability to meet the hospital’s licensing, compute and storage requirements. The new cloud services also provide Shifa’s in-house application development team with far greater development agility and speed to market as they can now quickly provision dev-test environments.

In addition, Oracle Cloud Platform services can help provide the hospital the required infrastructure scalability and flexibility to help the hospital optimize their day to day operations while enabling reduced capital expense and total cost of ownership. By utilizing a comprehensive Oracle IaaS portfolio of services, including compute, storage, network and bare metal, Shifa International Hospitals can now run any workload at any time with superior speed and performance.

“Oracle Cloud solutions are helping organizations around the world to drive innovation and transform their business by helping to increase business agility, lower costs, and reduce IT complexity,” said Waqas Hashmi, Senior Sales Director, Oracle Pakistan and Afghanistan. “We are confident that Shifa International Hospitals will make the most of its first mover advantage in the healthcare service industry by choosing Oracle Cloud Platform services to brand itself as the most innovative and cloud-based service provider in the country.”

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data. The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

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  • Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all types of workloads, developers, and data. The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world, supporting 55 billion transactions each day.


  • Imran Askari

    Good luck when International submarine cable goes down. Pakistani patients will suffer.
    Great decision also to keep Pakistanis data abroad. Should have gone with PTCL cloud or Cybercloud

    • Yasir Mahmood

      Then they will have a Zong 4G Wingle as backup

    • Idiot_Hater

      I am guessing you are not aware of BACKUP or REDUNDANCY SYSTEMS? Dont you think companies like ORACLE would offer an alternate if internet does go down?
      What an idiot!

      • Ahad

        I think u r the one who is the idiot. What on earth will Oracle do if the submarine cable goes down like it did recently when the entire country went off-grid for 2 days.

  • Ali Butt

    Selects for “testing”, If I’m not wrong. Good way to introduce Oracle Cloud to the market!

  • Ahsan

    Why not any local cloud provider like Supernet, Cybernet, Multinet etc? Why to store data outside the country when there are number of options available within the country