Dell Sees Continued Growth in Cloud-Based Medical Archive

With the acquisition of InSite One in December 2010, new strategic alliances and plans for global deployment, Dell is enabling more healthcare providers to efficiently store, manage and share medical imaging data through one of the largest cloud-based medical archive platforms.

Dell currently manages more than 65 million clinical studies, more than 4.5 billion diagnostic imaging objects and supports more than 800 clinical sites in the cloud – a nearly 25 percent increase in managed objects compared with a year ago.

The addition of InSite One’s secure, cloud-based, image management software and storage services – now known as the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive – to Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive provides a single-source end-to-end solution designed to simplify data retention, facilitate disaster recovery and allow medical professionals to access and share images across a variety of applications and platforms.

New Alliances and Global Deployment

As hospitals and other healthcare providers face the challenges of data deluge, they need secure solutions that support efficiency and mobility. Dell has teamed with imaging leaders such as Merge Healthcare, Calgary Scientific and Novarad to further enhance its UCA solution and bring even more users into the medical imaging archiving cloud.

  • Merge Healthcare has selected Dell as a preferred provider of cloud computing services, storage and enterprise hardware products to simplify information access, management and archiving among its portfolio of image interoperability solutions. Utilizing its cloud-based health information technology, Dell will host Merge Healthcare’s Project Honeycomb, one of the nation’s largest medical image sharing networks.
  • Calgary Scientific Inc., a leading innovator in advanced visualization solutions and web, mobile and collaboration-enabling platforms, has strategically collaborated with Dell to enhance mobility and add advanced web-enabled visualization to Dell’s already robust UCA solution. The pairing is designed to provide physicians with real-time, high-performance access to diagnostic images and patient information from wherever they may be.
  • Novarad will make its NovaPACS technology available with Dell’s UCA solution under a reseller agreement. NovaPACS is a complete, turnkey PACS offering fast image retrieval and a full-feature viewer with intuitive interface.

Earlier this year, Dell announced a $1 billion investment in cloud and solutions infrastructure including the deployment of several new data centers worldwide. In early 2012, Dell will offer cloud-based managed enterprise archival services as part of its UCA solution in the United Kingdom, supported by the new data center located in Slough. Cloud-based medical archiving will be available to healthcare providers in other regions later in the year.

Variety of Storage Options Available
For providers who want on-premise management, Dell’s On-Premise Clinical Archive features the DX6000 platform. It can be paired with the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive for off-site disaster recovery redundancy and instant capacity expansion. Full consulting, deployment and support services are available for either configuration.

Dell is continuing to leverage its portfolio of enterprise storage solutions to target key information retention challenges in healthcare. From cloud medical archiving and disaster recovery, to primary and onsite storage, Dell™ Compellent™, EqualLogic™ and DX Object Storage Platform solutions enable healthcare organizations to securely, efficiently and cost-effectively store, manage and access critical data.

Future of the Cloud
Dell is committed to helping healthcare organizations leverage cloud-based solutions to improve efficiency and patient care and provide a platform for collaboration. Through a new initiative announced earlier this month, Dell is donating the secure cloud-based IT infrastructure to support the world’s first personalized medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer conducted by the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) and supported by The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Dell at RSNA 2011
Dell experts will be showcasing Dell’s UCA solution at RSNA 2011, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago at booth #8713.