Wellmont Health System has deployed EMC Corporation’s information infrastructure solution to manage its growing library of digital medical images such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs.
The new system has enabled Wellmont to reduce access time to these critical images from 30 minutes to seconds. As part of its information lifecycle management strategy, Wellmont has deployed 542 terabytes of storage capacity across EMC Symmetrix, EMC Celerra, EMC CLARiiON and EMC Centera. This multi-tiered infrastructure supports the organizations’ most critical applications, providing good access speeds, continuous availability and affordable data protection for information at all points in its lifecycle.
Centera helps Wellmont manage its rapidly expanding digital data archive of new images, providing rapid access, content authenticity and petabyte scalability to fully accommodate the organization’s growing demand for archival storage for Microsoft exchange and other key applications.
To support this automated file system archive, Wellmont has also deployed EMC DiskXtender. When the archiving policies set for the McKesson Horizon patient folder are met, DiskXtender migrates information to the Centera, and also archives all Microsoft exchange messages to Centera as they are processed by the e-mail system.