IBM helps Chongqing Jinshan with business transformation
25 September 2009
Chongqing Jinshan Science & Technology Inc. (Jinshan), a leader in China's healthcare industry, is working with IBM as it transforms from a traditional medical device supplier to a provider of medical and health management services.
Jinshan will use IBM's digital service capabilities and health technology solutions to move into medical and healthcare management services using Jinshan's capsule endoscope technology.
Capsule endoscopy provides new diagnostic opportunities for gastroenterologists, turning video endoscopy into a less invasive and more complete examination, used to spot early symptoms of gastric and esophageal disease.
According to Guangzhou Fuda Cancer Hospital, Gastric cancer is a leading malignant disease in China and esophageal cancer, more common in eastern countries than western countries, is the first or second most common cancer in China.
Jinshan is using IBM technology, including DB2 software, to improve its flagship product, OMOM Capsule Endoscopy System, allowing physicians and medical practitioners to speed up analysis of medical information from hours to minutes.
Capsule endoscopy generates massive amounts of data; information is transmitted for up to eight hours and more than 50,000 pictures are generated in the process.