Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the completion of a next-gen medical information system at Konkuk University Medical Center (KUMC) based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP).
As the global leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat has the technology and know-how to help drive open source innovation in the medical and healthcare field.
KUMC worked with Red Hat Consulting and local open source consulting company Open Naru to first evaluate the feasibility of its open source initiative. Following this, KUMC conducted the project to switch its medical information system. The decision to improve the outdated system based on UNIX and Java TM was made with a goal of gaining the flexibility to connect to external organizations’ systems and solving issues related to performance and system errors.
KUMC switched its medical information system to open source and changed the system architecture to a modern microservice architecture. It divided the system into microservices and structured customized applications by tasks so that its staff should not experience system load. KUMC solved the performance issue of the previous system’s services, irrelevant of work, that slowed down when the concurrent users’ requests passed over 200 TPS (transaction per second) with the deployment of 24 instances of Red Hat JBoss EAP and gained the scalability to be able to handle concurrent users of different roles in the hospital.
Through switching the system, based on its internal benchmarks, KUMC reports that it has experienced the following benefits:
- Removed the bottleneck in the system and improved service reliability
- Achieved three times faster response times
- Reduced service reboot time from 40 minutes to 80 seconds, even with 24 instances, which is three times as many instances compared to the previous system
- Reduced maintenance costs to just 20 percent of the prior solution’s maintenance costs
Jay Hahm, general manager, Korea, Red Hat
"As the global leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat has the technology and know-how to help drive open source innovation in the medical and healthcare field. With the successful implementation of an open source medical information system in Konkuk University Medical Center, we hope to see more medical and health care service companies turn to open source technologies such as Red Hat’s."
Je-kwan Lee, senior research engineer, Information Team, Konkuk University Medical Center
"Before, maintenance costs took up much of our budget. After we reduced our operating costs and TCO with Red Hat, we can now allocate budget to more valuable areas, such as government projects. We hope to take a leading position in improving public health and advancing the medical industry by managing our system more efficiently and actively participating in government-led projects."
À propos de Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; fluctuations in exchange rates; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; risks related to defects in our offerings and third-party hardware upon which our offerings depend; risks related to the security of our offerings and other data security vulnerabilities; changes in and a dependence on key personnel; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; and ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.