Medical Image Archiving - Reducing the Cost and Complexity
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Overview: In the healthcare industry, medical image archives are growing exponentially. More studies, larger studies, longer retention, and new modalities are all driving the dramatic increase in storage needs . Facing this growth, healthcare information technology (IT) departments are seeking a way to reduce image archiving costs.
Cloud-based archiving is gaining adoption in healthcare as a means to enable disaster recovery, image availability, and even image sharing among physicians and specialists. As more cloud-based image archiving options emerge, confidence in patient record security and privacy become key considerations.
This white paper provides a practical guide for IT departments as they examine their current image archiving strategy and explore new options. It summarizes imaging challenges, existing storage approaches, and the business benefits of the cloudbased archiving approach. The paper also introduces the Symantec™ Health Safe cloud-based archiving service – designed and managed by the world’s leader in security and information management.