Medical imaging archive

Enabling efficient PACS workflow while lowering TCO with medical imaging storage

Medical Imaging Archive

Availability matters; perhaps more in healthcare medical imaging data storage than anywhere, because patient care is at stake. Ensuring that electronic patient health information (ePHI) is kept safe, intact and available – readily and quickly – is critical to care team productivity and patient care. Ever-improving imaging technology, an aging population and long retention requirements mean that medical imaging stores are growing fast. And, as ePHI across the healthcare continuum becomes the norm – and mandated – departmental PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and specialty-specific islands are unacceptable.

  • “Today our data archive is unified, secure, and easily accessible. Researchers can now analyze older data sets more readily to support their work toward personalized medicine, and doctors can view older, point-in-time patient data to make better diagnoses.”

    Markus Müller, HEAD OF DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BASEL

Did you know?

  • 46 exabytes

    of health data will be created each day by 2025*

  • $1 billion+

    medical images of patients across the world are exposed online*

  • 80 megabytes

    of imaging and electronic medical records per patient are generated each year*

  • PRIVACY

    Keep data safe to reduce breach risk—and associated regulatory penalties.
  • ACCESS

    Clinicians demand fast access. Don’t slow them down with priors pre-fetch waits.
  • COST

    Low reimbursements mean cost pressures. Keeping infrastructure and administrative costs low leaves more for patient care.
  • RESILIENCY

    Images need not only to be available, but also intact. Corruption or degradation to the image or to the medium on which it’s stored is unacceptable, and compromises patient care.

EXPERT STORAGE PREDICTIONS AND TRENDS

  • SIZE

    Medical imaging stores just in U.S. hospitals grew to more than 27,000 terabytes in the last decade.
  • GROWING COSTS

    Medical imaging constitutes between 7.5 and 10% of total health-care expenditure.
  • STORAGE

    PACS storage requirements will grow 17% globally.
  • OVERSIGHT

    Regulatory oversight is strong, with national and regional rules governing retention, availability, privacy and security.
  • “The performance meets all user expectations. It’s so good, in fact, that we’re getting lots of requests from multiple departments to put new workloads on the Scality RING.”

    Renaud Masse, CTO, INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT, AP-HM

MEDICAL IMAGING - APPLICATION PARTNERS

Archive storage for patient health information.

  • AP-HM

    AP-HM’s private “health cloud” secures massive, growing volumes of data
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  • University Hospital Basel

    Pioneering research hospital turns big data into an asset for fighting cancer and other complex diseases
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  • Lancaster General Health

    Nationally ranked institution simplifies its medical imaging environment with Scality
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