EMC focuses on intelligent information IT infrastructures

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EMC Corp. at RSNA 2006 showcased technologies and services that allow healthcare organizations to create storage IT infrastructures that incorporate information management and business continuity strategies for high availability, protection, and the quick restore of PACS, clinical, and business applications.

EMC’s new Clariion CX3 UltraScale series is designed to deliver maximum healthcare application performance, scalability, reliability and ease-of-use. Each of the three CX3 models offers midrange storage architecture with end-to-end 4 gigabit-per-second fibre channel technology. The architecture simultaneously supports high-speed 2 and 4Gb/s fibre channel disk drives as well as high-capacity 2Gb/s low-cost fibre channel (LC/FC) disk drives for flexibility and to enable the consolidation of multiple information and storage tiers onto a single array.

EMC also highlighted its suite of enterprise input and content management software that provides a mechanism for automating, streamlining, securing and auditing the capture, management, encryption, retention and destruction of digital images coming from PACS.  EMC Captiva Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems provide a secured central record repository through which any healthcare record is classified, encrypted and retained intelligently in a secure and auditable way, before the record is moved for archiving. 

EMC’s Centera content addressable storage (CAS) provides active archiving for PACS applications, email archiving, file system archiving, and content management.  EMC Centera’s CAS architecture provides immediate access to archived medical information, improves operational efficiency with automated configuration and management, and increases clinical productivity. EMC Centera also helps healthcare organizations achieve compliance with internal rules and external regulations, including HIPAA. Data retention policies can be automatically set, reducing archiving administrative effort and cost. In addition EMC said its Centera can be integrated with any standards-based PACS, CPOE, or EHR and business applications.