Hitachi and Danish hospital to study use of big data for improving
12 November 2014
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital and Hitachi,
Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop solutions for increasing
the efficiency of hospital management using IT at Hitachi's Denmark
Big Data Research Laboratory, which opened on 5 November 2014.
Hitachi established the Hitachi Global Center for Innovative
Analytics in April 2013 to act as a driving force behind the
expansion of business in big data applications by combining the
resources of Hitachi Group’s laboratories and business divisions.
Hitachi has since been accelerating activities involving the use of
big data including in healthcare.
The new solutions will target a variety of themes, including the
“next-generation hospital operations that combine data on facilities
and human behaviours” and will define research topics by March 2015.
The goal of these studies will be to increase the efficiency of
hospital operations in order to achieve specific goals set by the
hospital, such as reducing the number of beds and increasing the
number of outpatients that can be received.
Mogens Jensen, Danish Minister for Trade and Development
Cooperation, "Hitachi is one of the world’s most innovative
companies. I welcome the establishment of the Big Data Research
Laboratory in Copenhagen and appreciate the agreement with
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital on joint
development of data-based health solutions. This is a notable
recognition of Danish industry strongholds within health-IT and
smart cities. And a good example of how public-private partnerships
can pave the way for innovative solutions to tomorrow’s challenges."
Claes Brylle Hallqvist, Executive Vice President, Bispebjerg and
Frederiksberg University Hospital, "We are very happy to have
completed this agreement with the Hitachi Group. By effectively
combining our vast resources, including data, facilities, and
manpower, with appropriate technologies, we will be able to further
improve healthcare services for the citizens of Copenhagen.
"Hitachi gives us the ability to combine a long range of data,
which can both optimize the hospital management and improve patient
care. As one example, we have installed censors in more than 800
temperature-controlled units such as freezers and medicine cabinets.
We hope that Hitachi can help us find patterns in the temperature
data, so that we can predict, when a unit is about to fail and
thereby save precious medicine and medical research material."
Yutaka Saito, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,
Hitachi, Ltd. said, "It is a great honor to have this opportunity to
contribute to improving the level of healthcare in Copenhagen by
combining the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital’
wealth of experience in hospital management with the Hitachi Group’s
expertise and technologies. The healthcare field, which will be the
focus of these activities, is one of the core fields in Hitachi’s
Social Innovation Business, and the collaborative relationship that
we have recently agreed upon is an extremely important theme for the