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

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."

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