Press Release

EMC Showcases Automated Networked Storage Solutions for Healthcare

Solutions Provide Flexible, High-Performance, Online Storage for PACS and EPR Growth

San Diego,, Monday, February 10, 2003 - 

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and a leading provider to the healthcare industry, is showcasing advanced storage solutions for the healthcare industry as Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) transition into the complete Electronic Patient Record (EPR) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2003 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

As more clinical information lives online, it becomes critical to implement automated management and business continuity strategies to ensure the highest levels of information availability, control medical imaging costs and integrate the healthcare enterprise. Implementing an EMC networked storage infrastructure ensures that information is always available to speed decision making and provide optimum patient care. EMC Automated Networked Storage solutions help clinical and administrative professionals manage, share and protect electronic patient records and medical images with flexibility and scalability.

The North Bronx Healthcare Network (NBHN), one of six regional networks established by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, turned to EMC to consolidate its Exchange, HIS (Hospital Information Systems) and scheduling systems onto a Symmetrix® and CLARiiON® storage area network (SAN). Daniel Morreale, CIO for NBHN, said, "As the largest public provider of healthcare services in the Bronx, we need a highly reliable, available and scalable storage infrastructure that gives us room to grow. EMC offers a comprehensive storage infrastructure to meet all of our needs. EMC's storage systems are solid and proven, with software to ease the pains of management. No other company can give us that breadth of coverage."

EMC Automated Networked Storage Solutions for PACS and EPR

EMC solutions for PACS and EPR can be integrated with Radiology, Cardiology, and Hospital Information Systems to automate clinical information workflow. EMC Automated Networked Storage solutions for PACS manage and accelerate the total image lifecycle from actively reviewed short-term live images to long-term archived images. EMC partners with the leading PACS and EPR application providers including Agfa Healthcare, Algotec Systems, Amicas, DR Systems, Dell, Eastman Kodak Health Systems, Eclipsys, Emageon, FujiFilm Medical Systems, GE Medical Systems, IDX, McKesson/ALI Technologies, MEDITECH, Merge Technologies, Per-Se Technologies and Philips Medical Systems. Through its relationships with these partners, EMC delivers solutions that allow healthcare organizations of all sizes to leverage storage investments across multiple applications to provide true clinical information continuity.

"Healthcare executives and clinicians are seeking IT solutions that foster improved patient care while delivering a faster return on investment," said Jon Mello, EMC's Director of Global Healthcare Solutions. "EMC and its partners are helping healthcare providers deploy consolidated and integrated solutions that are standardized on proven technology platforms to help physicians make patient care decisions more quickly." EMC Automated Networked Storage solutions are changing the way patient information is managed by providing complete lifecycle data management of digital assets. This includes storage platform management software, HSM functionality, data migration capabilities, and business continuity solutions. The CLARiiON CX series of networked storage systems provides a cost-competitive storage solution to manage, protect, and share short-term active files. For long-term archiving, EMC's Centera content addressed storage (CAS) solution offers flexible, secure storage for unchanging digital assets including medical images and patient records. EMC Symmetrix networked storage systems support consolidation to fully integrate all applications across the healthcare enterprise. For more information, visit EMC's Healthcare website at: www.emc.com/healthcare

Leading Storage Connectivity and Interoperability

An EMC networked storage infrastructure speeds information flow by breaking down barriers between diverse technologies. CLARiiON and Symmetrix simultaneously support multiple operating systems and offer full interoperability between diverse servers while Connectrix Fibre Channel switches and Celerra File Servers enable nearly unlimited connectivity across the healthcare enterprise. Depending on clinical data needs, EMC provides direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SAN), and content addressed storage (CAS) options for nearly any mainframe, UNIX, Windows, or Linux server platform.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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