Centegra selects Dell to consolidate existing
Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) and Picture
Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to address
long-term storage needs with an application-neutral,
secure, cloud-based archive
Dell's Unified Clinical Archive solution improves
efficiency, helps lower costs while providing reliable
disaster recovery and vendor neutrality
Centegra Health System has selected Dell's
Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) solution to manage its
growing archive of diagnostic images.
Centegra, a two-hospital system with multiple clinics
serving northern Illinois, needed to consolidate existing
Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) for
cardiology and radiology, and was seeking a way to reduce
or eliminate the costs associated with migrating images and
adding hardware to meet growing storage capacity demands.
Centegra also wanted to future-proof its medical image
archive and retain the strategic freedom to switch imaging
applications as needed. Currently the health system
generates some 233,000 images per year.
With Dell's flexible UCA solution, Centegra will 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.
Based on its recent 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-based enterprise-wide management of medical
The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive is now managing more than
78 million clinical studies and more than 5.4 billion
diagnostic imaging objects, and supporting more than 800
clinical sites in one of the world's largest cloud-based,
vendor-neutral medical image archives.
Since 2008, Centegra has also been engaged in a full IT
outsourcing relationship with Dell Services. Dell Services
manages and maintains a sustainable infrastructure IT
environment to support Centegra's growing organization.
Through this partnership, Dell Services provides
application management, infrastructure management, project
management, datacenter hosting and service desk
capabilities. Dell's healthcare consulting team is also
providing Centegra with skilled staff, strong best
practices, and a proven delivery model for the
implementation and optimization of its McKesson Paragon
"With the vendor-neutral archive and the ability to support
both DICOM and non-DICOM data, Dell has greatly simplified
medical image management for Centegra," said David
Tomlinson, Centegra's chief information officer. "We expect
to see significant cost savings with Dell's pay-as-you-go
pricing model, as well as better control of our long-term
storage infrastructure and data management costs."
"The ever-growing volume of clinical imaging procedures is
demanding more storage on multiple systems, and hospitals
require technology solutions that can do more than simply
store electronic patient data," said James Coffin, Ph.D.,
vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and
Life Sciences. "Dell is pleased to be working with Centegra
to tailor a long-term image archiving solution that meets
their unique needs."
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About Centegra Health System
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the
healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County
and to making services available in multiple and convenient
locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock,
Physician Care Centers,
Centegra Sage Cancer Center,
Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region's
leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System
continues to bring the latest treatments and technology,
along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical
professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry
County community. For more information on Centegra Health
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