Dell Helps Trinitas Regional Medical Center Manage Growing Archive of Clinical Images
- Trinitas selects Dell to provide scalable, long-term storage with disaster recovery protection
- Cloud-based, vendor-neutral archive helps improve efficiency, reduce cost and sets the stage for health information exchange
Trinitas, a teaching hospital serving central New Jersey, needed a scalable and application-neutral storage solution for the more than 113,000 radiology and cardiology studies it generates each year. The hospital had outgrown its existing storage capacity and needed a secure disaster recovery and business continuity solution that didn't rely on time-intensive tape backups. Also, as part of its effort to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, Trinitas plans to integrate images with its electronic medical records (EMR) system.
Dell's flexible and vendor-neutral UCA solution allows Trinitas to store images long-term in the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive while maintaining five years' worth of images on-site for instant access. The cloud archive stores two copies of every image at geographically separate locations, providing an efficient disaster recovery strategy without the need to maintain and manage a second data center.
Trinitas is a member of Jersey Health Connect, a 10-county New Jersey-based health information exchange (HIE) that is committed to sharing information among participating providers to improve care delivery and empower patients. Moving clinical images to a single cloud archive that supports industry standards for interoperability and exchange will facilitate EMR integration and, ultimately, enable image-sharing across the HIE.
The hospital also benefits from Dell's pay-per-study pricing model for cloud-based archiving, which eliminates the need for any upfront capital investment. "Dell's operational pricing model allows Trinitas to stay focused on its mission of providing healthcare services to the area's most poor and vulnerable," said Judy Comitto, vice president of information services and chief information officer for Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive is managing more than 86 million clinical studies and more than 6 billion diagnostic imaging objects, and supporting more than 800 clinical sites in the industry's largest vendor-neutral hybrid cloud for medical imaging. The cloud is designed to meet the HIPAA Security Rule standards.
Based on its analysis of the enterprise imaging informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences with its 2012 North American Company of the Year Award, noting that "Dell's Unified Clinical Archive has set the standard for cloud-basedenterprise-wide management of medical images."
"Our existing storage was not at all scalable, and Dell brought us a solution that will grow with our needs and provide the security and disaster recovery capabilities we require," said Judy Comitto, vice president of information services and chief information officer for Trinitas Regional Medical Center. "This cloud-based approach provides our physicians with faster access to images, facilitates sharing and lowers our long-term costs."
"As hospitals strive to improve care and meet ever-changing regulatory requirements, they shouldn't also have to be experts in data storage and management," said August Calhoun, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. "Dell is pleased to be working with Trinitas to create a secure, cloud-based hybrid solution that meets their storage needs and fosters better collaboration among caregivers."
Learn more: Visit www.dell.com/UnifiedClinicalArchive
About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine. Learn more at www.trinitashospital.org.
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