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IBM Launches Health Analytics Center


Date: Nov 3, 2009

IBM DALLAS, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of its Health Analytics Solution Center, part of a network of global centers addressing the growing demand for advanced analytics needed to help hospitals and medical staff improve decision-making and provide higher quality care.

The center will be hosted in the IBM Global Solution Center in Dallas and will employ more than 100 health analytics experts, technical architects and specialists, with access to hundreds more health industry experts from across IBM, including experts from IBM's Business Analytics and Optimization consulting organization and IBM Research.

It is the first center of its kind to address the need for advanced analytics across the health care industry, taking advantage of increased computing power to collect and analyze data streaming in from sensors, patient monitoring systems, medical instruments and handheld devices as well as the volumes of data generated by hospitals every hour. Such data can be used to bring a new level of intelligence to health care to help doctors, nurses and medical staffs tackle complex problems such as disease management, hospital quality improvement, patient population studies and performance reporting.

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