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Dell EMC helps a Thailand hospital to deliver personalised care

Anuradha Shukla | Oct. 9, 2017
Enabling the hospital to transit from delivering episodic care to one that is coordinated to improve individual patient outcomes.

Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) is leveraging Dell EMC's converged infrastructure solution to run its automated laboratories and streamline patient care.

By eliminating complex, costly technology siloes, Dell EMC VxBlock System has created a scalable platform that runs all of the hospital's mission-critical applications.

Thanks to a data centre solution, BIH is able to support superior levels of patient care services to more than 1.1 million patients each year.

With this move, BIH has laid the foundation for an always-on hospital that offers services such as online patient registration, automated laboratories that provide more accurate diagnostic results to clinicians and DNA sequencing to personalise cancer treatment.

"Having personalised data on a patient helps doctors to tailor a treatment plan that is specific for the patient, aided by a better understanding of the underlying conditions," said Dr. Erik Fleischman, international medical director, Bumrungrad International Hospital. "With DNA sequencing, physicians will be able to choose drugs based on the genetic mutation of each patient's tumour and avoid those that may cause side effects for that patient."

 

Delivering real-time patient data

BIH was impressed by Dell EMC offering and decided to operate mission-critical applications on its converged infrastructure platform, the Dell EMC VxBlock System.

For this project, Dell EMC deployed two VxBlock Systems 540 with XtremIO All-Flash storage for the hospital's data centres to run their mission-critical applications.

The VxBlock Technology Extensions for Isilon provided a cost-effective storage repository for large and small medical images, electronic medical records, genetics data, video and data analytics.

The Dell EMC Unity storage was deployed to manage and process general workload data such as from ERP systems and other in-house applications.

"Access to real-time data is critical to deliver the best patient care, which means systems must be available at all times. We are uniquely positioned to help Bumrungrad International Hospital power its digital transformation journey by delivering solutions that analyse and secure patient data; transitioning from episodic care to one that is coordinated to improve individual patient outcomes," said James McCready, vice president, Converged Platforms and Solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell EMC.

 

 

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