University of North Carolina: Enabling health informatics

Published on 17 Sep 2009

This is a great example of how information management and technology can actually drive important medical research.

Dr. Donald Spencer, associate director of medical informatics, UNC Health Care System

Customer
University of North Carolina

Industry
Healthcare

Deployment country
United States

Overview

As one of America’s leading healthcare institutions, the University of North Carolina’s Health Care System was facing a considerable information management challenge in the form of a vast array of data repositories and demands.

Business need
The University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System needed to create a consolidated view of patient information that could better serve the diverse needs of varied user groups.

Solution
IBM worked with UNC to create a robust, closely governed data warehouse solution that unifies multiple data stores, making it possible to quickly and easily access data and transform it into useful information.

Benefits
Delivers complex search results spanning multiple information repositories in minutes instead of the weeks or even months required for manual searches; provides a single view of data across the organization; breaks down information silos to enable new lines of inquiry

Components

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

Software
WebSphere Portal, InfoSphere Information Server, DB2 for z/OS, WebSphere Application Server, InfoSphere DataStage, Linux, IBM Web Experience Factory

Hardware
System z: System z10, zIIP

Services
IBM Global Business Services

Solution
HC: Provider Solutions, C-Suite Framework, Data Warehouse, Smarter Planet, Transforming Business, Exceptional Digital Experience

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