The new 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.

The system also empowers doctors to use mobile devices to monitor heart patients. It addresses the need for advanced healthcare information technology systems to help improve the management of ECG processes.

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.

Beijing Goodwill president Xia Jun said that the new ECM system will benefit all physicians and patients by helping to improve the detection and management of cardiovascular diseases.