Peking University People’s Hospital

Providing better, smarter healthcare with electronic, remote monitoring

Published on 23-Aug-2010

Validated on 15 Aug 2013

"With a particular focus on open standards-based interoperability of patient data, IBM’s solution can effectively facilitate patient referrals, enable test result exchanges, and improve prescription sharing for hospitals." - Peking University People’s Hospital

Customer:
Peking University People’s Hospital

Industry:
Healthcare

Deployment country:
China

Solution:
Selected Business Solution (sBS), C-Suite Framework, IBM Research, Industry Framework , Smart Work, Smarter Planet, Dynamic Infrastructure, Linux, Openness

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Healthcare

Overview

An affiliated hospital of China’s Peking University, Peking University People’s Hospital (PKUPH) is a nonprofit health care institution nationally renowned for its clinical services, research and teaching excellence. Established in Beijing in 1918, PKUPH is the first comprehensive western medicine hospital built on funds raised solely by the Chinese government. It is now a tertiary-level first-class hospital under the direct supervision of the country’s Ministry of Health.

Business need:
To meet its expansion objectives, PKUPH needed to create a shared electronic health record system among community hospitals and healthcare centers throughout Beijing. PKUPH also wanted to provide more responsive, proactive care to patients with chronic conditions, hoping to improve the patients’ general well-being and reduce or prevent acute attacks.

Solution:
PKUPH is working with IBM Research - China and IBM Global Business Services to implement a community-wide electronic healthcare record system based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and international medical information standards. In addition, PKUPH is building into the platform telemedicine functionality that leverages mobile telecommunications and real-time messaging alert services.

Benefits:
• Continuous monitoring and real-time alert capability helps mitigate worsening of patients’ conditions, reduces acute attacks, and improves quality of life • Converts disorganized files into standardized, interoperable formats using CDA (Clinical Data Architecture) adaptor • Creates longitudinal electronic health records, allowing personalized health assessment and treatment based on individual medical circumstances

Case Study

An affiliated hospital of China’s Peking University, Peking University People’s Hospital (PKUPH) is a nonprofit health care institution nationally renowned for its clinical services, research and teaching excellence. Established in Beijing in 1918, PKUPH is the first comprehensive western medicine hospital built on funds raised solely by the Chinese government. It is now a tertiary-level first-class hospital under the direct supervision of the country’s Ministry of Health. It has more than 1.5 million outpatient visits, 40,000 inpatient admissions and more than 133,000 emergency cases annually.

The Need
To meet its expansion objectives, PKUPH needed to create a shared electronic health record system among community hospitals and healthcare centers throughout Beijing. PKUPH also wanted to provide more responsive, proactive care to patients with chronic conditions, hoping to improve the patients’ general well-being and reduce or prevent acute attacks.

The Solution
PKUPH is working with IBM Research - China and IBM Global Business Services to implement a community-wide electronic healthcare record system based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and international medical information standards. In addition, PKUPH is building into the platform telemedicine functionality that leverages mobile telecommunications and real-time messaging alert services.

What makes it smarter
• Continuous monitoring and real-time alert capability helps mitigate worsening of patients’ conditions, reduces acute attacks, and improves quality of life
• Converts disorganized files into standardized, interoperable formats using CDA (Clinical Data Architecture) adaptor
• Creates longitudinal electronic health records, allowing personalized health assessment and treatment based on individual medical circumstances

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at: ibm.com/healthcare

Products and services used

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

Hardware:
System p, System p: System p running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Power: System p5

Software:
Linux, WebSphere Message Broker for Multiplatforms, DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS

Service:
GBS BAO: Enterprise Information Management, GBS ODIS: On Demand Innovation Services, IBM Global Business Services, IBM Global Services

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