MediCard jumps into the cloud via IBM platform

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Tech titan IBM has announced that MediCard, one of the largest health maintenance organizations (HMO) in the Philippines, has selected an IBM cloud computing solution for its cloud-based electronic patient health records.

The contract was signed in September 2012. No financial terms were disclosed.

As an HMO, MediCard offers a range of services, including hospital in-patient care, out-patient care, preventive healthcare, dental care, as well as financial services.

The company is associated with more than 14,000 accredited doctors, specialists and dentists, operating in more than 600 hospitals and clinics across the country.

MediCard adopted IBM SmartCloud Object Storage, which manages data like documents, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, email, and text messages.

Using the cloud platform, MediCard will be able to upload, share, and access data of any size from across the globe.

The solution ensures that any modifications to data are reflected immediately across all geographies, which helps maintain data consistency and accuracy.

The solution will help MediCard centralize its customer data operations and enable the company to expand its operations.

?With IBM?s solution we will be in a position to offer superior services at an affordable cost, benefiting the customers and contributing to our business growth,? said Dr. Nicky S. Montoya, MediCard President.

?The IBM team takes a holistic approach that involves end-to-end design, delivering robust technical solutions that are easy to acquire, and are competitively priced and backed by world-class support.?

Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, president and country general manager of IBM Philippines, noted that MediCard has leveraged on technology in the past.

?IBM is excited to be a partner in their ongoing IT transformation. Our SmartCloud Enterprise Object Storage solutions addressed MediCard?s need for efficient and secure IT, while establishing a collaborative and innovative computing environment.?

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