McKesson updates Horizon Cardiology with image storage for data protection
McKesson has announced that its Horizon Cardiology cardiovascular information system (CVIS) now offers hosted storage capabilities for data protection, archive and disaster recovery, in addition to virtualized server applications for reduced operating costs and increased patient information availability.

Server virtualization simplifies IT deployment and maintenance, reduces operating costs, and improves system availability for these patient-critical systems, according to McKesson, of San Francisco. According to the company, one of the early adopters of McKesson’s virtualized CVIS is Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Hospital (CUH), a facility serving patients throughout southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. CUH developed a strategic road map for its IT Infrastructure by using standardized architecture based on virtualization, McKesson stated.

Horizon Cardiology also offers secure patient record archiving and disaster recovery services, powered by Iron Mountain’s Digital Record Center for Medical Images, a cloud storage service for backing up and archiving digital medical information, according to McKesson.

By providing a single platform for cardiovascular image review and archiving, procedure reporting and workflow management, McKesson’s Horizon Cardiology CVIS assists healthcare organizations reduce costs and improve patient care, the company stated.

Information is automatically captured throughout the treatment process, providing the ability to analyze operations and measure the quality of care. Organizations can realize operational gains across the medical imaging enterprise, the company said.