Dell and Siemens Healthcare Enable Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to Meet Growing Demand for 3D Mammography

  Dell and Siemens Healthcare Enable Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to
  Meet Growing Demand for 3D Mammography

  *Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center selects Dell and Siemens Healthcare
    to move growing image archive “from the basement to the cloud”
  *Secure, cloud-based archive addresses long-term storage needs, reduces
    costs, improves efficiency and enables hospital to expand imaging services

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- November 26, 2012

Pomona Valley (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has selected Dell and
Siemens 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, 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

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 supporting more than 800
clinical sites in one of the world’s largest cloud-based, vendor-neutral
medical image archives. For more information, visit

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


“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’ images.”

“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 when needed.”

“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 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

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Dell Press Line, 512-728-4100
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Kelly VanHook, 512-691-0383
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Kathy Roche, 909-469-9378
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