IBM to Provide Int’l Medical Research Facility with IT Infrastructure, Application Support

IBM_Tivoli_Storage_Manager_FasIBM and the Dmitry Rogachev Clinical Center have entered into a contract of agreement to deploy PureFlex integrated systems in the Clinic’s facilities to bolster IT support, according to an IBM statement.

“By 2015, we expect to increase the volume of clinical tests five times and to be able to cover 5,000 primary patients generating over a petabyte of medical data,” said Igor Pyatnitsa, head of operations at the 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,” he added.

The agreement is an extension of an existing contract for the IBM PureSystems roll out.

The center focuses on finding treatment for blood disorders, cancer, immune system diseases, and other diseases. It is a part of the Russian Ministry of Health and a chief collaborator on more than 400 projects, 100 clinical trials and 20,000 medical tests per year.

This will be the first time PureFlex will be used in Russia. PureFlex technology will assist the center with installing fast systems and critical medical applications.

It will also help in organizing their extensive medical data repository through an automatic locator using existing applications. The hospital hopes that this will lead to better collaboration and field research.

Andrey Filatov, Director, IBM Systems and Technology Group for IBM in Russia and the CIS said the PureFlex Systems is meant to provide a platform for Russian healthcare and medical research development.

The offering is tuned for cloud computing and can consolidate more than 100 databases on a single system and helps to rapidly deploy medical applications.

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