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How to Choose a Vendor Neutral Archive for Medical Imaging

November 2, 2017 - Vendor neutral archives (VNAs) are critical to health IT infrastructure as meaningful use and value-based care make it more important for clinicians to easily view medical images. Using picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) is the biggest obstacle clinicians face when viewing patient medical images. PACS don’t allow clinicians to look at patient images from different departments...


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Healthcare Object Storage Supports Growing Unstructured Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are looking into object storage as a way to store massive amounts of data on-premises, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report. For healthcare specifically, organizations are seeking healthcare object storage to help...

Using Flash Array Automation for Improved Healthcare Workflows

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Tintri announced its latest toolkit with added capabilities to help organizations automate their flash array storage solutions for improved healthcare workflows. Tintri Automation Toolkit 3.1 includes over 100 commands along with a set of application...

Smaller Scale Object Storage Solutions Cut Back Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced new capabilities for its on-premise customers to manage compliance data with object storage. The new features make the cloud object storage system more accessible. The IBM Cloud Object Storage System is targeted at regulated industries...

Hyper-Convergence Consolidates IT Systems, Cuts Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyper-convergence is emerging in healthcare IT as a way for organizations to consolidate their IT systems to cut back on costs and management. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is a framework that combines storage, computing, and networking...

Data Virtualization Assists HIT Infrastructure File Sharing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructures are evolving rapidly, and data virtualization benefits organizations by giving them a way to conveniently store and view their data. The data is viewable to the user in a cohesive and easily visible way despite the information...

Cloud, Mobile Strategies Critical to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are faced with advancing their HIT infrastructures as more advanced technology proves its worth in increasing workflow, security, and patient care. However, IT decision-makers are challenged by how to tackle pieces of their IT infrastructure...

DICOM Web Standard Improves Vendor Neutral Archive Accessibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fujifilm announced the latest update to its vendor neutral archive (VNA) system Synapse to offer support for DICOM webservices, including QIDO-RS and WADO-RS. Synapse 6.4 is designed to manage web-based data access and supports RESTful web service...

Successful PACS Vendors Support Customers, Embrace Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are reassessing their picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) as newer vendors begin to stand out and expand. PACS vendors embracing provider demands may be more successful in the future as health IT infrastructure...

PACS and VNAs Improve Healthcare Imaging Strategies

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fujifilm announced the new partnerships for its enterprise imaging picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) Synapse 5, adding seven providers to their portfolio of clients to improve their healthcare imaging strategies. The healthcare...

Understanding Healthcare Private Cloud vs Hosted Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are rapidly adopting the cloud as its flexibility continues to prove its worth against the influx of clinical data and as cloud security measures improve. Many entities are more interested in a healthcare private cloud deployment...

Genomic Data Compression Eases Cloud Data Migration, Storage

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Geneformics Data Systems announced the release of its distributed cloud compression solution Geneformics D to improve cloud data migration speeds and data storage. Geneformics D aims to increase upload and download speeds, storage, and archiving...

Tape Storage Advancements Aid HIT Infrastructure Data Demands

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations continue to store much of their data on tapes in the face of evolving cloud technology because it is easy to control and secure. Tape storage is also evolving as vendors continue to develop the technology to meet HIT...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Improves Health IT ROI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Chelsio Communications announced that its line of Terminator 5 & 6 (T5 & T6) 1/10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) iWARP (RDMA/TCP) enabled unified wire adapters have been validated to support hyper-converged infrastructure with Windows...

Solid-State Array Supports Future Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Solid-state array (SSA) storage is growing in healthcare as organizations seek scalable and flexible storage options for increasingly digitized health IT infrastructure. Gartner predicted in its 2017 magic quadrant for SSAs that SSA performance...

Actifio Tools Help Organizations Deduplicate Migrated Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Actifio and Tier4 Advisors announced their partnership to bring Actifio’s enterprise data-as-a-service (EDaaS) to Tier4 clients, including healthcare organizations. Actifio’s tools assist organizations leveraging the cloud using virtualization...

IBM Bare Metal Servers Support Healthcare Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced the availability of its bare metal servers on the IBM cloud, powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors to support healthcare analytics. Healthcare organizations are currently demanding more space for data collected by Internet of...

Cloud Deployments Require Data Center Networking Adjustment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data centers are experiencing changes as digitized IT infrastructure calls for flexible and agile data center networking solutions. Traditionally, organizations use a scalable LAN to connect all the equipment in their data center....

Healthcare Informatics Encourage Advanced HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

AMIA launched a new public education plan earlier this month to emphasize the importance of healthcare informatics and the need for HIT infrastructure to support it. The program aims to address the growing demand for knowledge in healthcare as...

Healthcare Data Migration Benefits from Cloud Tools

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Every organization will undergo major and minor healthcare data migrations as clinical data needs to be moved to more advanced and scalable storage solutions. Understanding the data so the migration is done correctly the first time is the biggest...

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