The data storage component of your PACS
(Picture Archiving and Communication System) solution plays a key
role in determining the cost and effectiveness of your total
offering. The right data storage solution can help lower
infrastructure costs, simplify the management of data, and give you
unmatched flexibility in deploying the system in IT environments.
The performance and reliability of PACS solutions are critical to a
hospital's ability to provide patient care, which is reflected in
the breadth of the demand for medical imaging throughout the
Digital imaging provides many advantages over film-based
"ologies," including immediate access to studies,
teleradiology, and easier image reading and analysis. But PACS
systems consume increasing amounts of storage every year as the
technology supports higher resolutions, more images per study, and
Selecting a storage solution is an important
decision that can provide a significant strategic advantage for
your healthcare enterprise, both in improved patient care and
reduced costs. The leading healthcare application providers have
partnered with Network Appliance because our innovative solutions
and scalable product line are easy to manage and offer the
advantages that provide proven return on investment (ROI).
The win/win result: doctors and patients
benefit from fast and highly available access to critical medical
images while IT departments and hospital administrators get a
cost-effective, easy-to-maintain data storage component that scales
to hundreds of terabytes and controls operating costs.
- Fast access to medical images and records.
Patients and doctors don't have to wait for film development or
courier delivery of studies from labs or outpatient clinics.
Medical images can be integrated with the patient's health
information from various department systems to create a single,
integrated electronic health record (EHR), a mandate of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services driving an effort to build
a national health information network.
- Scalable storage that handles PACS growth.
Storage systems scale to over hundreds of terabytes each year and
can be combined to handle petabytes of digital studies.
- Reliable storage that protects compliance and
access. NetApp delivers highly available storage, robust
data protection, strong security, and disaster recovery features to
ensure high uptime to PACS systems and compliance with regulations
such as HIPAA.
- Affordable, easy-to-manage enterprise storage.
Hospital IT and PACS administrators can grow the PACS storage to
hundreds of terabytes without breaking the capital budget or adding
new employees to manage the storage.