ACOs – Harnessing the Petabyte Challenge
Patient-care centric means addressing all complex digital inputs as well as managing and maximizing the value of the entire life-cycle of that content.
The volume of clinical objects is growing in both size and type. This goes far beyond Radiology and Cardiology into clinical departments where a local PC tucked under the desk of an administrator used to suffice as an archival device. This growth also comes at a time when everyone is working to decrease the total cost for care delivery.
From a tactical perspective, IT staffs are looking to consolidate applications as well as storage and operational hardware. Virtualization is becoming common along with large replicated spinning disk storage and always online access. IT departments want to control applications and their impact on the environment while also assuring clinical buy-in from physicians and key clinical staff.