Riverbed Steelhead Products Speed Transfer of Medical Images at Rockford Health
Source: Riverbed Technology
Rockford Health System is the leading healthcare provider in Rockford. Rockford's use of medical imaging such as CT scans and MRIs saturated their limited bandwidth, while slow image downloads affected patient care. After considering Cisco WAAS, Rockford chose the Riverbed solution to speed the transfer of medical images over the WAN, maintain a centralized IT infrastructure, and reduce bandwidth usage. The Riverbed Steelhead appliances have reduced WAN traffic by 96 percent and increased performance by 20x. Rockford's return on investment was paid for within four months of purchase. Medical images that previously took up to 20 minutes to download now take only one or two minutes to download, improving physicians' patient care and their satisfaction with the network.