healthcare

Digital transformation: What about the mainframe?

Digital transformation, Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Digital transformation infuses digital technology into all areas of an organization’s business ...read more


IBM Systems at HIMSS19: Making precision medicine a reality

AI, Cloud computing, Flash storage...

Are you getting the insights you need from your data, or are you just getting more and more data? At the HIMSS19 conference and exhibition (Feb 11-15 in Orlando, FL), we will introduce new capabilities of the IBM high-performance data and AI (HPDA) reference architecture for healthcare to help your organization make precision medicine a ...read more


VUmc creates data storage platform for vital research

Storage, Tape and virtual tape storage

When VU Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam started to reevaluate their data strategy and data architecture capabilities, they realized they have a significant gap to bridge between where they are and where they want to be. The fact that they have massive amounts of data that needs to be kept for decades (including administrative documents, ...read more


Changing lives with AI and quantum computing: What’s next?

AI, Blockchain, Deep learning...

What do you expect to see in the next 25 years of artificial intelligence? IBM has been exploring artificial intelligence (AI) for decades. It has already brought numerous advances to industry and society, and in the years to come we believe it will transform the world — and our lives — in dramatic ways. IBM ...read more


IBM Z and healthcare: when data protection is crucial to your business

Data security, Encryption, Mainframes...

IBM’s “Big Iron” mainframe immediately conjures up images: rock solid, dependable,  security-rich—everything you might want and need in a platform. Is it any surprise that so many top companies rely on IBM Z, the new modern mainframe? These industries depend on the stability of the platform—in fact, they bet their business on it.  They know ...read more


Deep learning performance breakthrough

AI, Deep learning, Machine learning...

Have you noticed that interest in artificial intelligence (AI) has really taken off in the last year or so? A lot of that interest is fueled by deep learning. Deep learning has revolutionized the way we use our phones, bringing us new applications such as Google Voice and Apple’s Siri, which are based on AI ...read more


When real-time insights are at their most critical

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

People don’t often associate IBM Flash Storage with patient care, but they should. A healthcare professional is only as effective as the data they possess – a patient’s age, allergies and previous medical conditions, for example.  If their access to that data is restricted or disrupted, the care they provide can be severely impacted.  And ...read more


Behind the scenes of precision medicine

Hybrid cloud storage, Real-time analytics, Software-defined computing...

Advancing the science of medicine relies largely on access to patients’ genomic information and the other related biological or environmental factors causing disease. Armed with additional information, researchers and physicians can often target a disease more precisely with treatment specific to the individual, and potentially deliver higher-quality personalized patient care. In a world where the ...read more


How flash storage can impact healthcare organizations

Data security, Flash storage, Storage

In most industries, speed is a matter of competitive business advantage. Information technology (IT) is deeply entwined with all aspects of healthcare. Volumes of digitized medical information, images and records are continuously generated and stored per person in the USA. Today MRIs, CAT scans and PET scans are routine, and they generate huge rich media ...read more