Acuo Technologies Selects Nirvanix Universal Clinical Platform Software
Mar 12, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Nirvanix announced that Acuo Technologies, a provider of software for intelligent medical image lifecycle management, has integrated the latest version of its Universal Clinical Platform software with Nirvanix public, hybrid and private cloud storage services.
According to a release, the combination delivers a HIPAA-compliant, enterprise-grade cloud storage service that enables healthcare organizations to consolidate diverse department-specific PACS into a unified and secure cloud environment for on-demand storage, availability and bandwidth resources with usage-based pricing.
"Cloud storage is disrupting virtually every industry and healthcare is especially ripe for change," said Dave Vellante, President and Co-Founder of Wikibon.org, an IT think tank. "A pay on image ingest model supports the vision of a Healthcare Cloud by eliminating large CapEx-intensive acquisitions such as physical storage and replication licenses. Healthcare organizations require continuous data access to medical images at multiple geographic locations without complicated failover scenarios common in many conventional RAID storage deployments."
"Access to medical images is critical for patient diagnosis and treatment. However, we find that many healthcare providers have siloed PACS systems, increasing license and storage costs and making medical images hard to access and share across the enterprise and the healthcare system in general," said Shannon Werb, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Acuo Technologies. "The integration of Acuo UCP3 software with Nirvanix cloud storage services gives customers a unified, shareable medical image archive and instant access to the economies of the cloud. By making images easier to access and manage and supporting a collaborative workflow across the globe, our companies can transform patient care."
The Universal Clinical Platform is a service-oriented vendor neutral archive solution that provides lifecycle management of medical images. The latest version of UCP3 incorporates features required for next generation VNA solutions with standard-based clinical registry and repository capabilities, infrastructure versatility, increased performance and scalability, and workflow.
"The integration of Acuo Technologies UCP3 software with Nirvanix cloud storage services provides us with a significant opportunity to address the rapid growth facing the healthcare market as it shifts to the cloud," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. "We're adding a new value dimension for healthcare providers, savings from reduced redundancy in PACS software licenses and pay-by-the-drink storage resources, while they gain from ease-of-access, content management, and workflow capabilities. All of which translates into superior patient care and leads to successful outcomes."
The Nirvanix Cloud File System enables X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to be presented as one namespace, accessible from any location. The system is designed for millions of users and billions of files, more than enough to store 200 million images and scanned records from a single healthcare provider, while supporting data ingest rates of up to 10 terabytes per day, per customer.
Nirvanix is a provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services.
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