Agfa HealthCare has selected Dell of Round Rock, Texas, to host its cloud clinical archive portfolio, including the Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS) platform.
By delivering a cloud-based technology for the components of ICIS, including the Impax Data Center and the Xero Technology Viewer, Agfa said it is able to provide viewing of securely stored patient medical images anywhere. Though previously available for installations in private clouds at customer data centers, the availability of ICIS as a managed service in the cloud expands the clinical information system options available to healthcare providers.
In addition to ICIS, Agfa said it also will offer its U.S. customers the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive, providing offsite expansion for access to archived data in the event of a natural disaster or system downtime. Agfa's U.S. customers also will be offered the Dell Cloud Clinical Recovery, designed to provide business continuity and disaster recovery for organizations with an onsite archive. Dell manages a cloud-based clinical archive, with more than 72 million clinical studies, five billion diagnostic imaging objects and supporting more than 800 clinical sites, according to Agfa.