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IBM Launches Health Analytics Center in Dallas

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As part of its continued investment in the business analytics space, IBM announced yesterday the launch of its Health Analytics Solution Center, another in a network of global centers addressing the growing demand for advanced analytics.

The IBM Global Solution Center in Dallas is intended to help hospitals and medical staff improve decision-making and provide higher quality care, and will employ more than 100 health analytics experts, technical architects and specialists, with access to hundreds more health industry experts from across IBM.

This will be 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, not to mention the volumes of data generated by hospitals every hour.

This 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, patient population studies, and the like.

The IBM Health Analytics Center is part of a business strategy recently detailed by IBM as the company expands its capabilities around business analytics.

IBM is also opening six other analytics solution centers in Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, New York City, London, and Washington, D.C., and as part of this initiative, expects to retrain or hire as many as 4,000 new analytics consultants and professionals globally.

Written by turbotodd

November 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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