IBM PureFlex Enables Leading Russian Hospital to Improve Patient Care While Powering Advanced Medical Research

Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30am EST

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Dmitry Rogachev Clinical Center innovates with IBM expert integrated systems

MOSCOW, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian 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.  

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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

"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

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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