Date Added: Jan 2010
Secure storage capacity and lowering costs - do these seem like mutually exclusive propositions in the healthcare industry? Most healthcare organizations can't keep adding storage capacity to keep up with their growing medical image archive. Exponential growth in image size and volume translates into more servers, and yet space in the data center is at an all-time premium. Although per terabyte hardware costs are on the decline, personnel and power costs are still on the rise. And from a patient care perspective, how are these images being made available to the full continuum of care, including non-affiliated providers?