EMC Corp. has deployed its networked storage, software and services to enable information lifecycle management across Christus Health's 40-hospital network.
The sixth-largest Catholic healthcare system is using the system to decrease the time it takes clinicians to access critical medical images, lower the cost of managing its growing IT infrastructure and deliver dramatic improvements in patient care. Christus Health System's facilities are located in six U.S states and Mexico.
At seven regional data centers, EMC CLARiiON CX networked storage and EMC NetWin network-attached storage (NAS) keep MRIs, x-rays, sonograms and other images generated by Christus' McKesson and Agfa PACS applications. Christus archives images stored on CLARiiON and NetWin to EMC Centera content-addressed storage (CAS).
EMC Symmetrix DMX located at Christus' primary data center is a central repository for a MEDITECH Health Care Information System (HCIS) application. Christus also uses EMC Celerra NAS to provide file-sharing for MEDITECH HCIS, admissions, accounting, pharmacy order management and other applications.
With EMC Information Consulting Services' (ISC) ILM and business continuity services, Christus is deploying a range of EMC storage systems to deliver varying levels of availability, connectivity and performance across the healthcare network. EMC software, including EMC DiskXtender and EMC ControlCenter, allows Christus to automatically move information across multiple tiers of storage.