Telecom Lead America: IBM has launched its new business integration software
capabilities to assist enterprises to incorporate collaborative and intelligent
capabilities of social media, mobile computing and cloud computing into their
The new version of IBM WebSphere Application Server is
the backbone of these capabilities.
IBM said WebSphere Application Server now provides
clients with new flexibility for embedded deployments and is ready for cloud
with built in virtualization. This new offering provides the software
platform that today powers more than 100,000 clients worldwide.
For instance, the Ottawa Hospital has begun testing how
these new software and services from IBM can change their business model. The
hospital is building a system that improves the quality of patient care and
helps them to better manage the flow of patients throughout the hospital.
IBM claims that the hospital experienced significant
increase in patients, resulting in higher occupancy rates. Additionally,
the patients being admitted had complicated and acute symptoms, placing a
greater strain on the need for coordinated healthcare delivery.
The IBM system provides extensive patient information and
hospital resource availability to the clinical staff, via mobile device, at the
point of care – speeding both admission and treatment.
“Physicians should be focused on patient care, not
be tied up doing lower value activity, like calling for consults or trying to
negotiate admission for a patient,” said Dale Potter, senior vice
president & CIO at The Ottawa Hospital.
For example, the attending physician can send an
electronic request to the patient’s physician for clarification on past
diagnosis. The patient’s doctor receives the consultation request
immediately on their most accessible device a tablet, smart phone or a
computer. They respond to specific consult questions electronically.
IBM commands 32.1 percent market share in middleware
software and has extended its lead to nearly double that of its closest
Based upon the latest industry standard benchmark
results, IBM’s middleware software is 16 percent faster than any other vendor’s
middleware software on equivalent hardware.