IBM PureFlex Enables Leading Russian Hospital to Improve Patient Care

IBMRussian Federal Scientific-Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology named after Dmitry Rogachev, has signed a contract with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to implement one of IBM's new PureFlex integrated systems. The solution, which is the first of its kind to be deployed in Russia, will help the research institute to improve patient care and draw insight from its clinical data. The revolutionary new PureFlex technology means that the hospital will be able to deploy the new system rapidly and crucial medical applications will be up and running much faster than with competitive systems.

With its pioneering research and continued growth, the Russian Federal Scientific-Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology decided to extend its existing IT infrastructure and implement IBM PureSystems for all of its data processing and storage requirements. The new system will allow the hospital to better manage a broad spectrum of medical data including medical files, documents and images All of the center's applications will be able to locate data automatically thus accelerating and improving the accuracy of diagnostic processes. A repository of all research findings will also be available for scientists to access it remotely helping to spur better collaboration and further research in the field.

"By 2015, we expect to increase the volume of clinical tests five times and to be able to cover 5000 primary patients generating over a petabyte of medical data consisting of both 2D and 3D medical images from the specialized diagnostic departments of the Clinic, as well as from other Russian medical institutions," said Igor Pyatnitsa, Head of Operations of Automated Systems and Information Security department, Russian Federal Scientific-Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology. "This is valuable data which we must effectively store and manage for medical and legal reasons. IBM's PureFlex systems help us to do this effectively while controlling costs and ensuring the highest levels of data security."

Part of the Russian Ministry of Health, Russian Federal Scientific-Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, established in Moscow in 1991, is one of the leading institutes of its kind. Specializing in pediatric hematology, oncology and immunology, it develops and implements internationally recognized treatments for blood disorders, cancer, immune system diseases and other illnesses. Its researchers collaborate virtually with colleagues from dozens similar centers across Russia and abroad. It runs more than 400 active projects, over 100 clinical trials and 20000 medical tests per year.

"IBM's PureFlex Systems are based on IBM's decades of experience and thousands of client deployments," said Andrey Filatov, Director, IBM Systems and Technology Group for IBM in Russia and the CIS. "IBM has extensive global experience in helping governments to create smarter computing systems that save money, create operational efficiencies and improve the quality of life for citizens. The new IT infrastructure of the Dmitry Rogachev Clinical Center provides a strong platform for further development of Russia's healthcare and medical research."

The IBM PureSystems family offers clients an alternative to current enterprise computing models, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain. PureFlex System enables organizations to more efficiently create and manage an infrastructure. PureApplication System helps organizations reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying and managing applications. PureData System is tuned for cloud computing and can consolidate more than 100 databases on a single system. In addition to the common web application patterns supported by PureApplication System, the combination of both PureData and PureApplication Systems can be used for end to end transaction workloads.

In the last years IBM has been announcing how it has helped transform information systems in several hospitals and clinics from Russia’s rapidly evolving regions outside of Moscow and St Petersburg. A number of healthcare providers such as the Hospital of Murom Railway Station, the Clinic of Novosibirsk Institute of Blood Circulation Pathology in Siberia, the Emergency Hospital of Petrozavodsk, Municipal S.Z. Fisher Hospital No. 1 in Volzhsky in the Volgograd region, have turned to IBM to provide new innovative management systems giving doctors and medical staff rapid access to medical data and reducing waiting time for patients.

The contract with IBM was signed in December 2012.

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