|[November 26, 2012]
Dell and Siemens Healthcare Enable Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to Meet Growing Demand for 3D Mammography
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Pomona Valley (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has selected Dell
and Siemens (News - Alert) Healthcare to provide diagnostic image archiving and sharing
services to address long-term data storage needs and reduce the
complexity of managing medical images. The move provides the hospital
with a scalable and cost-effective storage and archival strategy for its
new 3D breast imaging services. PVHMC will be using the archiving
solution not just for 3D breast images but also for all other images,
including cardiac, orthopedic and oncology clinical data.
Siemens Image Sharing & Archiving (ISA) solution, supported by Dell (News - Alert),
provides a cloud-based, vendor-neutral image archive for storing and
sharing radiology images and related clinical data. Siemens has
incorporated Dell's clinical data management software into its ISA, and
the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive provides redundant archiving support for
Siemens Healthcare Computing Center.
PVHMC, a 453-bed, acute-care hospital serving eastern Los Angeles and
western San Bernardino counties, determined last year to make 3D breast
imaging with tomosynthesis available "to every woman, every time." Using
3D images, breast tomosynthesis allows radiologists a new way to see the
size, shape and location of irregularities, which can potentially help
them detect small tumors. However, with data storage needs up to 20
times higher than traditional full-field digital mammography (FFDM),
tomosynthesis is creating new challenges for mammography providers
around data management and long-term storage.
The Dell-Siemens solution allows for rapid scalability without the
overhead of maintaining and upgrading an ever-expanding storage
infrastructure. It offers a reliable disaster recovery strategy with a
pay-per-study pricing model, leading to significant cost-savings and
risk mitigation long term.
The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive is now managing more than 78 million
clinical studies, more than 5.4 billion imaging objects and upporting
more than 800 clinical sites in one of the world's largest cloud-based,
vendor-neutral medical image archives. For more information, visit www.dell.com/UnifiedClinicalArchive.
Siemens ISA replicates imaging data in three separate locations,
including the Siemens Healthcare Computing Center (HCC) a leading cloud
service that processes more than 238 million daily healthcare
transactions and that hosts more than 4,300 servers. Image data can be
accessed by DICOM query within the enterprise or by authorized external
users via common industry integration profiles. More information about
ISA is available at www.usa.siemens.com/ISA.
"The Dell-Siemens solution is a much more efficient way to manage
clinical data going forward," said Kent Hoyos, PVHMC's chief
information officer. "By moving our data center from the hospital's
basement to the cloud, we will realize significant long-term cost
savings while continuing to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services
for not just our 3D mammography images but for all of our patients'
"Breast tomosynthesis is going to revolutionize mammography screening
and, more importantly, it's going to save lives," said Johnson
Lightfoote, M.D., medical director of Radiology at PVHMC.
"Partnering with Dell and Siemens will allow PVHMC's radiologists and
support staff to focus solely on the woman and her 3D breast images and
not concern ourselves with the storage of those images. This partnership
assures us that the images stored in the cloud will be readily available
"Healthcare providers shouldn't have to be experts in data storage and
management," said James Coffin, Ph.D., vice president and general
manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. "With Dell and
Siemens, providers such as Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center can
focus on what they do best while allowing trusted partners to manage
their ongoing data center needs."
About Pomona Valley Medical Center Hospital
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is a 453-bed, acute care,
nationally accredited hospital serving the greater Pomona Valley. It is
one of only 332 hospitals in the country to be named a recipient of the
HealthGrades 2012 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. PVHMC has also
been recognized nationally as a 2011 Thomson (News - Alert) Reuters 50 Top Cardio
Vascular Hospital (nationally). The Hospital has been a four-time
recipient of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals in the past 16 years. For
more information please visit our website at www.pvhmc.org.
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