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"

PR Newswire

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov. 29, 2012

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --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. 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, 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," said Kent Hoyos, PVHMC's CIO. "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 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
PVHMC can focus on what they do best while allowing trusted partners to manage
their ongoing data center needs."

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SOURCE Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

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