GBM and Indra to provide IT for Bahrain hospital

Project will deliver healthcare systems for King Hamad University Hospital

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GBM and Indra to provide IT for Bahrain hospital (l-r) Abdulla Ishaq, CGM, Bahrain Business Machines; Jose Cubelos Pascual, health sector director, Indra, and Ashesh Mukhopadhyay, sales & marketing manager – Bahrain Business Machines.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 18, 2011

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) and ICT solutions provider Indra have signed a joint agreement to provide new infrastructure for the King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain.

The new infrastructure, which includes, servers, storage and networks, and specialist healthcare applications, will support a new National Healthcare System being established at the hospital

GBM's Bahrain division, Bahrain Business Machines (BBM), will work with Indra, a leader in healthcare solutions, on the project, which will provide the hospital with a unified system for inpatients, outpatients and emergency-related information. The project will also include a Laboratory Information System (LIS), including anatomical pathology, Intensive Care unit and anaesthesia dietetics, medical imaging, Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving Computer System (PACS), electronic drug prescriptions, electronic health records, administrative, clinical support services and statistics.

The new project will be based on solutions from IBM, including IBM Blade Servers, IBM System Storage Storwize 7000 storage systems and enterprise backup software from IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. The network infrastructure will be based on Cisco switches and security solutions, along with Bluecoat bandwidth management solutions, F5 Networks load balancing technology and a network time server from Symmetricom.

Jose Cubelos, health sector director for Indra said: "This is a pioneering project and when it is complete, it will be a showpiece for healthcare informatics and an example of how the right IT infrastructure can make a significant difference to patient care and operating efficiencies.

"Due to the significance of this project, we needed to select our partners with care, ensuring they had the right competencies and this led to our decision to work with GBM. With its track record with various government agencies in Bahrain, expertise in supporting mission critical projects and strong credentials in offering end-to-end infrastructure, GBM is the ideal partner," he added.

Abdulla Ishaq, country general manager for GBM in Bahrain commented: "We are proud to have been selected by Indra to work on this prestigious project. It is evident that the Bahraini government and its entities are serious about enhancing their IT efficiencies, while adopting the latest in technology. This is reflected in our decision to deploy a range of best-in-class solutions that will boost efficiencies, maintain network resilience and ensure full scalability."

2682 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Congratulations BBM + Indra team

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