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
University of North Carolina
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.
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.
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.
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
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
WebSphere Portal, InfoSphere Information Server, DB2 for z/OS, WebSphere Application Server, InfoSphere DataStage, Linux, IBM Web Experience Factory
System z: System z10, zIIP
IBM Global Business Services
HC: Provider Solutions, C-Suite Framework, Data Warehouse, Smarter Planet, Transforming Business, Exceptional Digital Experience
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