January 14, 2008
With the HP Medical Archive solution (MAS) 3.0, health care providers can strengthen their focus on improving patient care while also adhering to strict compliance regulations by ensuring that medical image data is securely indexed, preserved and accessible.
Health care organizations are challenged with ensuring that patient safety remains their No. 1 priority in the face of increasing costs, labor shortages and reduced reimbursements for procedures. At the same time, the medical imaging storage market is doubling every 24 months due to growing volumes of diagnostic images, medical documents and lab reports.
Asante Health System, a major health care provider in southern Oregon and northern California, selected HP MAS to help improve patient care by providing greater access to critical patient information.
"Key factors that drove our decision to move forward with HP were the ability to 'grow as you go,' fast performance and seamless failover for business continuity, and the commitment that a company like HP provides," said Michael York, senior systems engineer at Asante. "After implementing the HP Medical Archive solution, Asante is on target to achieve a 230 percent return on investment over a five year period."
HP MAS 3.0 delivers factory-integrated HP ProLiant servers, HP StorageWorks SAN and MSA disk storage with indexing, policy management and search software to provide long-term retention of medical fixed content. The grid architecture of MAS satisfies the scalability and performance requirements of healthcare providers at an affordable price. The tiered storage of the MAS grid ensures health care providers can align the business value of images with appropriate retention policies.
"The need for online medical image archiving and storage has skyrocketed in the last few years, with IT staffers and technicians trying to cope with more data, more patients and more work," said Robin Purohit, vice president and general manager of Information Management Software at HP. "By bringing MAS to the 'masses' -- small and large customers alike -- we have dramatically increased the number of organizations that can benefit from having easy access to the right patient information at the right time. HP is empowering more health care providers to improve overall patient care."
Enhanced capabilities of HP MAS 3.0
HP MAS 3.0 provides new or enhanced capabilities in three main areas:
Thomas Vaughan, director of IT infrastructure for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), explained his experiences with HP MAS. "At RPCI, we needed a solution that would improve storage capacity and performance, archive medical images, be highly scalable, meet HIPAA and other government regulations, and offer disaster recovery and business continuity. When compared to other offerings that we examined, HP stood out as the one company that took care of all our needs."
HP MAS 3.0 is currently available. More information about the HP Medical Archive solution is available at www.hp.com/go/mas.
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