Siemens Healthcare and IBM have partnered to help community hospitals reduce their operating costs and energy consumption.
Hospitals currently using or planning to use Siemens MedSeries4, a healthcare information system designed specifically for community hospitals, can now benefit from the bundling of powerful server technology from IBM that features the company’s Power server, its energy-efficient, environmentally friendly BladeCenter Servers, Tivoli Storage Manager and IBM System Storage DS3000 and DS4000 IBM systems.
Installed in more than 400 community hospital facilities, including eight major healthcare chains, MedSeries4 delivers true value with low total cost of ownership, a high level of integration, and streamlined system operation. MedSeries4 strategically facilitates the drive toward computerized practitioner order entry and an electronic health record, making patient data available via an integrated, web-based healthcare information system.
MedSeries4 also integrates multiple solutions with superior performance on IBM’s Power platform for unmatched reliability. MedSeries4 also uses IBM’s WebSphere and the DB2 Universal Database, which combine to offer simplified management of complex environments.
The collaboration between IBM and Siemens will help to extend the power of MedSeries4 in even the most complex IT environments, where further reductions in core operating costs are required to increase profitability and ensure the ongoing ability of community hospitals to provide healthcare services to the public.
To ensure each hospital the widest range of health-information applications operating in a standardized environment, Siemens and IBM will consolidate MedSeries4 surround systems in a rack-mounted IBM BladeCenter Server. The BladeCenter is combined with a rack-mounted IBM DS3000 or DS4000 disk storage solution that can eliminate the need to use multiple independent server and storage combinations for individual delivery of these departmental applications.