Soon Chun Hyang Hospital augments its care experience

Preparing scan results 95 percent faster with a smarter approach to patient data

Published on 19 Mar 2013

Today, patient imaging data can be shared with another hospital department for analysis in just 30 minutes – an improvement of over 95 percent. Because the IBM solution is entirely electronic, we have also reduced the risks associated with losing physical copies of test results.

Yoon SooKeun, Chief Information Officer, Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital

Customer
Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital

Industry
Healthcare

Deployment country

Partner
Ilgeun Infra Co., Ltd

Overview

Founded in 1972, Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital (SCHUH) has grown to become one of the largest healthcare institutions in South Korea. The hospital operates 2,890 beds at four different cities across the country—Seoul, Gumi, Cheonan and Bucheon.

Business need
SCHUH wanted to continue to deliver an excellent care experience for growing numbers of patients by making X-ray and MRI scans available to physicians more quickly.

Solution
The hospital implemented an integrated medical records project to break down siloes of data at four sites. Today, all medical records, MRI scans and payment systems are hosted at a single datacenter.

Benefits
Enables the hospital to prepare scan data for physicians 95 percent faster. Supports availability levels of over 99 percent. Increased efficiency could lower annual operating costs by 40 percent.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware
Power 740 Express, Power 780, Storage, Storage: DS8800, Storage: N6240, Storage: Storwize V7000 Unified, Storage: Tape & Optical Storage, Storage: TS3500 Tape Library, Storage: TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway, System x, System x: System x3650 M3

Solution
Data Warehouse, High Availability, Information Integration, Smarter Computing, Transforming Business, Virtualization, Virtualization - Storage

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