Dell To Acquire Healthcare Cloud-Storage Specialist InSite OneDecember 22, 2010
Dell (NSDQ:Dell) has agreed to acquire cloud-based medical archiving company InSite One to help healthcare organizations simplify the keeping of their data, according to Dell.
InSite One, based in Wallingford, Conn., manages nearly 55 million clinical studies and 3.6 billion medical images and supports almost 800 clinical sites using a secure, scalable cloud infrastructure, according to Dell.
InSite One will complement Dell’s current Unified Clinical Archive solution, which lets medical end users access and share images regardless of the technology employed, according to Dell. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Our customers have told us that managing the growing demands of both digital images and patient records is one of their greatest concerns,” said James Coffin, vice president of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, in a statement. “We are dramatically simplifying archiving and retention of clinical data, both medical images and electronic medical records.”
The cloud can be a valuable tool for exchanging information, a notion that is foundational to the transformation of health care, according to Berk Smith, vice president of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Services.
“As the first company to bring cloud technology to the medical archive space, InSite One will help Dell’s healthcare customers take advantage of the economics and scalability of the cloud for medical archiving and retention,” Smith said in a statement.
InSite One will give Dell a storage-as-a-service platform to archive digital content for companies in other industries on a subscription or pay-as-you-go basis, according to Dell.
The platform provides healthcare customers with a secure, scalable, cloud-based, unified medical archive solution that supports HIPAA compliance and eliminates the silos of image information created when hospitals use multiple PACS, according to Dell. It combines vendor-neutral archive software with object-based storage to simplify archiving and by moving archiving to the cloud, hospitals can further reduce the overall cost of data storage and retention.