Biogrid Australia (led by Melbourne Health) accelerates cancer research through collaboration, IBM Information on Demand and GBS consulting services.

Published on 30-Oct-2009

Validated on 16 Dec 2013

"IBM is a definite leader in heterogeneous data integration and complied with our requirements in all areas of privacy and security. " - Naomi Rafael, Senior Database Administrator, Melbourne Health

Customer:
Melbourne Health

Industry:
Healthcare

Deployment country:
Australia

Solution:
BA - Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Smarter Planet

Overview

At Melbourne Health, improving the flow of information among clinicians and researchers will ultimately usher in a new era in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Melbourne Health clinical researchers leveraged data in BioGrid to develop a tool that would help clinicians select the best drug regimen for epilepsy patients.

Business need:
Compare individual treatment plans to improve overall patient outcomes

Solution:
An informatics model that integrates data across heterogeneous sources to drive collaboration among organizations and expansion to new research areas

Benefits:
Won 17 million AUD in project grants; won 2.2 million AUD in research grants; drove significant new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses; increased statistical accuracy of research through a four-fold increase in sample sizes

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