Bodhi Healthcare Group turned to IBM to develop a new cloud-based healthcare platform built on the IBM LinuxONE system to support the new technology branch of Qingdao Municipal Hospital Group. By leveraging the security, scale and reliability of LinuxONE, the Bodhi Healthcare Cloud Platform offers an integrated solution in the cloud to promote information exchange within and between hospitals, aid in treatment decision-making and help drive seamless interactions between patients and their care providers.
Bodhi Healthcare Group, part of the BAHEAL Pharmaceutical Holdings network, works to apply advanced technology solutions to address pain points in the healthcare industry, helping drive decentralization and greater efficiency. With this cloud solution, Qingdao Municipal Healthcare Group can provide its users with an integrated information platform containing physician and patient data and helps support the various steps of the healthcare process, including disease screening, cause analysis, diagnosis and treatment, care and rehabilitation and pharmacy and health management. To better engage and empower users, Bodhi Healthcare provides physicians with a tablet device that allows them to communicate with patients, remotely manage patients’ care and make treatment decisions.
The healthcare industry in China is shifting rapidly, as policies to encourage a more proactive model of care encourage the adoption of healthcare technology services like the new cloud platform for Qingdao Municipal Healthcare Group. While information silos persist, the launch of this solution points to more integrated health information, enhanced therapy decision-making and improved patient experience.
“True realization of the medical reform in China relies on the transformation and upgrade of the healthcare system, as well as the establishment of new doctor-patient relationships. We believe the Internet is the future of the healthcare industry. With the current accelerated transformation of the healthcare industry, we want to utilize advanced technical capabilities to realize smart healthcare, improve the overall capabilities of physicians with a professional cloud platform, enhance communication between physicians and their patients and promote the creation of a proactive healthcare system through the cloud and mobile technology model,” said Fu Gang, Founder of BAHEAL and Chairman of Bodhi Healthcare Group.
LinuxONE, introduced in August 2015, is the industry’s most powerful and secure Linux-only enterprise system. LinuxONE is enabled for a broad range of popular open source and ISV tools, as well as mobile technologies, and can help organizations like Qindgdao Municipal Healthcare Group connect into the cloud via a robust set of APIs. In China, IBM will provide comprehensive training, testing and technical support for local customers, partners, universities and developers on the platform.
“In the current wave of digital transformation, IBM is working to help customers in various industries face their challenges and take opportunities with its leading enterprise solutions. The launch of Bodhi Healthcare Cloud Platform demonstrates IBM’s role in driving the development of information systems in the local economy. By combining its own expertise and BAHEAL’s knowledge of the healthcare industry, IBM hopes hopes to assist BAHEAL in playing a leading role in smart healthcare transformation. In the future, IBM will continue to collaborate locally to drive healthcare industry transformation utilizing leading mainframe technologies and to help foster a technology-based healthcare ecosystem,” said Gary Shih, Vice President, Server Solution, Hardware Systems, IBM GCG.
In addition to the Bodhi Healthcare Cloud Platform, BAHEAL also works with public hospitals like Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital to help them become regional healthcare leaders by implementing cloud-based information systems