Navigation Links
Beijing Goodwill and IBM Team to Improve Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases

BEIJING, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beijing Goodwill Information and Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of electronic cardiogram systems in China, and IBM (NYSE: IBM)  announced the launch of the country's first all-in-one electronic cardiogram management system in China. This system supports smarter healthcare by helping hospitals to analyze patient information generated from electrocardiography (ECG) examination reports to gain real-time insight and better detect cardiovascular diseases with more accuracy.  It also empowers doctors to use mobile devices to monitor heart patients.



Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and other heart diseases resulting from disorders of the heart and blood vessels are the world's largest killers, claiming 17.1 million lives a year.  The World Health Organization estimates that from 2006 to 2015, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes will cost China US$558 billion in national income.

This system is addressing the need for advanced healthcare information technology systems to help improve the management of ECG processes.  For example, physicians are now able to deliver ECG tests and diagnoses by tapping into a databank of centralized ECG information available to them anywhere.  Doctors can use mobile devices to access patient information such as a cardiogram report, and even view cardiogram images.The new system is the latest example of IBM's collaboration with partners to use advanced analytics to improve medical research, diagnosis and patient care and to help reduce healthcare costs.  The integration of patient data so doctors, patients and insurers can share information seamlessly and efficiently creates a smarter and connected healthcare system that delivers better care with fewer mistakes, predicts and prevents diseases, and empowers people to make better choices.  

Enabled by IBM's technology, the new system includes the Beijing Goodwill's Electronic Cardiogram suite of professional applications and medical devices – such as holter systems, treadmill stress machines and patient monitors – as an all-in-one solution for hospitals.

After evaluating offerings from other IT companies including Oracle and Microsoft, Beijing Goodwill chose IBM analytics and DB2 database software as the technology backbone of the system. The software is compliant with XML standards, the data format of all other ECG systems, and international medical standards. Running on IBM System x server, it is optimized to ensure the flow of patient information for the entire ECG examination process.  

Doctors are now able to retrieve and view patients' current and past cardiogram data, which is stored centrally, as well as medical reports, scientific research and teaching materials online. Additionally, the integrated analytics tools of the system automate the examination and online diagnosis of results in real time, helping physicians increase the speed and accuracy of their diagnosis.  As a result of this high-level of integration, the system helps hospitals to diagnose more effectively, eliminate human errors, reduce cost, increase revenues, optimize resources, and enhance research and educational capabilities.

"Together with IBM, our company is leveraging technology to address the number one disease in China and worldwide," said Mr Xia Jun, President, Beijing Goodwill. "The new ECM system will benefit all physicians and patients by helping to improve the detection and management of cardiovascular diseases."

To address the rising demand for information technology-enabled healthcare solutions in China, IBM has opened a Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in Beijing, where IBM experts work with medical service providers to develop healthcare and medical systems.  IBM has also embarked on a global initiative to draw its expertise in system and information integration, services research, cloud computing, analytics and other emerging scientific areas to help physicians develop patient-centered healthcare systems. As part of this three-year initiative, valued at US$100 million, IBM is hiring medical doctors to work alongside its researchers.  

About Beijing Goodwill Information and TechnologyBeijing Goodwill Information and Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Goodwill Group, is an IT enterprise that specializes in developing healthcare information software. The company also specializes in the research, development and promotion of clinical hospital information and related software products. The company prides itself on providing excellent products, services and solutions to the international medical and healthcare markets.  

About IBM For more information about IBM, visit:

Follow us on Twitter @IBMHealthcare or

Join in the discussion on the Smarter Healthcare LinkedIn Group.

Watch videos at

* Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Media Contacts:Harriet IpIBM Communications

Growth Markets Unit

+65 6418-1521 Shan External Communications

IBM China

+ 8610-63617272

Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Tianyin Promotes its Flagship Product Portfolio at the 45th 2010 National New Special Drugs Trade Fair in July at Beijing
2. Sinovac Selected by Beijing CDC to Supply Hepatitis A Vaccine Healive(R)
3. Biosites Triage Products Seized by Beijing Customs; Chinese Market Facing Shortage
4. Kendle is First Global CRO to Achieve ISO 9001:2008 Certification in China Through Beijing Affiliate
5. Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Strengthens Beijing Presence with Direct Sales to Drug Stores
6. Supplemental Oxygen Company Offers Steps to Improve COPD Patients Lives
7. GeneLink Reports Second Quarter Improvement
8. New Intra-Nasal Cooling System May Improve Survival When Initiated Soon After Cardiac Arrest
9. Results of Pilot Study Published in Journal Music and Medicine Reveal The Listening Program Helps Children With Down Syndrome Improve Speech Skills
10. Omnicell Introduces New Omnicell Packager With WorkflowRx Software for Improved Pharmacy Efficiency
11. European Research Project Aims to Improve the Diagnosis and Therapy of Brain Diseases
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... Application (BLA) with the United States ... 501, a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). ... application submitted to the FDA and represents Amgen,s first ... Sean E. Harper , M.D., executive vice president of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma ... planned investment of at least $15.8  Million to ... Wilmington, NC . The expansion will ... to meet the growing demands of the pharmaceutical ... site expansion will provide up to 40,000 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... N.Y. , Nov. 25, 2015  Henry Schein, ... and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health ... (GNYDM) Meeting the Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion , ... broadest array of open solutions designed to help any ... Click here for a schedule of experts ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/28/2015)... , ... November 28, 2015 , ... Safe storage for ... of two inventors, one from Lakewood, New Jersey and the other from Bradley Beach, ... patent-pending PROTECTOR to save the expense of having to replace NuvaRings more often than ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published November ... meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the fact that proper dental care, both at-home ... stressed the link between periodontal disease (more commonly referred to as gum disease) and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought ... at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. ... doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of its members are under ... under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population - are infected with ... infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle Li, Co-Founder of the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping in mind challenges faced ... and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based marketplace for extra-curricular activities ... by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within their reach. As a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):