IBM helps German aviation healthcare co. protect patient data

In continuation with its efforts to empower healthcare sector with big data, cloud and analytics, IBM Wednesday announced that German healthcare startup Preveniomed is using IBM Cloud to securely store and process patient data and health records on pilots from around the world.

Preveniomed offers services and advice for aviation medicine and has doctors on staff who examine patients for fitness to fly.  The startup recently turned to IBM SoftLayer to store patient’s encrypted data and launch its mission critical patient-data monitoring applications on cloud.

The cloud platform allows doctors at Preveniomed access patient details from anywhere in the world securely, IBM said.

Preveniomed works with IBM business partner eperi to migrate to the IBM Cloud.


eperi, which offers a Gateway for Databases application that is available in the IBM Cloud marketplace – encrypted all of Preveniomed’s patients’ data to comply with all of the requirements of the German Medical Council (BÄK) and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV).

“We opted for IBM and eperi as our IT partners because it allows us to protect our patients’ data from outages with cloud infrastructure that is always available and accessible from anywhere,” said Dr. Andreas Adrian, physician and founder of Preveniomed.

“Being in the very sensitive healthcare business one of the compelling reasons for the SoftLayer solution was the data protection we achieved by using the eperi encryption technology,” Adrian added.

“SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure is secure, reliable and can easily be deployed  to accommodate any workload – all key features for a growing startup like Preveniomed that deals with highly sensitive data like patent records ,” said Rainer Strohm, Direktor Cloud Services SoftLayer  Germany, Austria and Switzerland with IBM.

“Leveraging SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure will help Preveniomed grow faster and with greater efficiency to enable the company to treat more patients around the world,” Strohm added.

Simultaneously IBM bagged another healthcare deal in Germany for its cloud services. Diabetizer, a healthcare technology company based in Germany, selected IBM Bluemix  to build and deploy cloud-based application to improve diabetic care.

Rajani Baburajan

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