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

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

Dmitry Rogachev Clinical Center innovates with IBM expert integrated systems

PR Newswire

MOSCOW, Jan. 31, 2013

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 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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