08 Apr IBM and InSite partner for cloud – based medical imaging system
MADISON: IBM and InSite One today announced a $15 million deal to that will help hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies to use a cloud computing based medical imaging database system. This service will support new ways to use cloud computing to manage anticipated increases in medical imaging data and management. The partnership, was announced at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) conference in Chicago.
InSite will use IBM for its primary data center expansion and storage device upgrades with plans to replace its existing storage and servers within three to five years. IBM and InSite One also will collaborate on client enterprise storage and archiving with InSite One selling services and IBM selling storage and infrastructure.
“IBM delivers the storage capability and infrastructure that are necessary for the virtualization of clients’ datacenters,” stated Paul Dandrow, executive vice president and chief operating officer of InSite One.
According to IBM and InSite One , the world’s information infrastructure will soon be unable to handle demand n by the healthcare industry and others, including finance, retail and telecommunications. The emergence of cloud computing – a model for delivering and consuming IT capabilities as a service – enables these businesses to gain competitive advantage through economies of scale in archiving, compliance, security and privacy, resiliency, systems integration and management of huge, constantly increasing amounts of data.
Technologies supporting cloud computing – virtualization, automation, Web-delivered services, open standards and Internet-scale computing – are some of IBM’s strengths, the company notes. IBM runs a large number of data centers, and has strengthened its capabilities over recent years through acquisitions and projects with clients in its 13 cloud computing centers.
“Our collaboration with InSite One will lift the growing, cost-intensive burden of managing massively data-intensive medical image archives from the hospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies,” stated Dan Pelino, general manager, IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry.
Based in Connecticut, InSite One is a cloud provider of medical data archiving, storage and disaster-recovery solutions.