Now that the 2012 HIMSS conference is in full swing in Las Vegas, the product and solution announcements are coming in hot and heavy, with Dell being no exception. The computing powerhouse will be on hand to debut two new solutions designed exclusively for the healthcare industry; a new cloud-based archiving solution and an update to its mobile clinical computing solution.
Dell’s new cloud-based archiving solution stems from its acquisition of InSite One in December of 2010, and the company has since developed a complete clinical archiving solution that enables “easy and secure data retrieval and sharing for the clinician, while simplifying IT management and maintenance overhead with a variety of storage options.” Dell says global expansion and a new alliance with Siemens will extend the reach of its UCA solution and cloud-hosting capabilities into new markets in 2012.
Dell says it now managing more than 68 million clinical studies, nearly 4.8 billion diagnostic imaging objects and supports more than 800 clinical sites in one of the world’s largest cloud-based clinical archives. Growing at a rate of more than a million new studies under management each month, the archive will soon surpass the 5 billion mark, making Dell one of the largest healthcare cloud computing service providers in the industry.
For its Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) solution, which began a little over three years ago, the company is making some improvements and announced that its seen major traction with the concept over the last year as hospitals seek to make information more accessible for clinicians while adhering to privacy and security regulations. Designed to improve clinician efficiency without compromising security, Dell’s MCC solution combines desktop virtualization, single-sign-on and strong authentication technologies with expert consulting, implementation and support services. By storing information in the data center — not the endpoint device — MCC helps reduce the risk of lost or stolen data and simplifies HIPAA compliance.
“Dell is committed to simplifying access to information for clinicians, whether through secure mobile solutions or long-term storage and sharing platforms,” said James Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. “We’re pleased to be working with an industry leader like Siemens to create new channels for archiving solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of our customers.”
Both of these solutions are being demoed at the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Feb. 20-24 (Booth #3607). More information can be found here.