Dell Helps Centegra Health System Streamline Management of Clinical Imaging Data

  Dell Helps Centegra Health System Streamline Management of Clinical Imaging

  *Centegra selects Dell to consolidate existing Cardiovascular Information
    System (CVIS) and Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to
    address long-term storage needs with an application-neutral, secure,
    cloud-based archive
  *Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive solution improves efficiency, helps lower
    costs while providing reliable disaster recovery and vendor neutrality

RSNA 2012

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- November 19, 2012

Centegra Health System has selected Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive (UCA)
solution to manage its growing archive of diagnostic images.

Centegra, a two-hospital system with multiple clinics serving northern
Illinois, needed to consolidate existing Picture Archiving and Communications
Systems (PACS) for cardiology and radiology, and was seeking a way to reduce
or eliminate the costs associated with migrating images and adding hardware to
meet growing storage capacity demands. Centegra also wanted to future-proof
its medical image archive and retain the strategic freedom to switch imaging
applications as needed. Currently the health system generates some 233,000
images per year.

With Dell’s flexible UCA solution, Centegra will store images long-term in the
Dell Cloud Clinical Archive while maintaining five years’ worth of images
on-site for instant access. The cloud archive stores two copies of every image
at geographically separate locations, providing an efficient disaster recovery
strategy without the need to maintain and manage a second data center.

Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise imaging informatics market,
Frost & Sullivan recognized Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences with its 2012
North American Company of the Year Award, noting that “Dell's Unified Clinical
Archive has set the standard for cloud-based  enterprise-wide management of
medical images.”

The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive is now managing more than 78 million clinical
studies and more than 5.4 billion diagnostic imaging objects, and supporting
more than 800 clinical sites in one of the world’s largest cloud-based,
vendor-neutral medical image archives.

Since 2008, Centegra has also been engaged in a full IT outsourcing
relationship with Dell Services.Dell Services manages and maintains a
sustainable infrastructure IT environment to support Centegra’s growing
organization. Through this partnership, Dell Services provides application
management, infrastructure management, project management, datacenter hosting
and service desk capabilities. Dell’s healthcare consulting team is also
providing Centegra with skilled staff, strong best practices, and a proven
delivery model for the implementation and optimization of its McKesson Paragon
information system.


“With the vendor-neutral archive and the ability to support both DICOM and
non-DICOM data, Dell has greatly simplified medical image management for
Centegra,” said David Tomlinson, Centegra’s chief information officer. “We
expect to see significant cost savings with Dell’s pay-as-you-go pricing
model, as well as better control of our long-term storage infrastructure and
data management costs.”

“The ever-growing volume of clinical imaging procedures is demanding more
storage on multiple systems, and hospitals require technology solutions that
can do more than simply store electronic patient data,” said James Coffin,
Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life
Sciences. “Dell is pleased to be working with Centegra to tailor a long-term
image archiving solution that meets their unique needs.”

Learn more: Visit or stop by booth #8908
at RSNA 2012, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America,
Nov. 25-30 in Chicago.

About Centegra Health System

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the
residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in
multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and
Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center,
Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare
provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and
technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to
meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information
on Centegra Health System visit, search Centegra Health System on
Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).

About Dell

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technology and services that give them the power to do more. As the leading
provider of healthcare IT services in the world, Dell helps healthcare
organizations harness the power of information to simplify administration;
coordinate and manage patient care; transition from episodic care to
prevention and wellness management and ultimately to deliver personalized
medicine. For more information, visit

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