Moving the imagining archives will allow the hospital to have a cost-effective, efficient, secure and long-term system of storing information, according to a hospital statement.
The hospital will store 3-D mammography images along with cardiac, orthopedic and oncology clinical data, the statement said.
The system uses Siemens Image Sharing and Archiving technology that is supported by Dell which provides a cloud-based archieve for storing and sharing radiology images and related clinical data, the statement said.
"The Dell-Siemens solution is a much more efficient way to manage clinical data going forward," said Kent Hoyos in a statement. Hoyos is the hospital's chief information officer.
"By moving our data center from the hospital's basement to the cloud, we will realize significant long-term cost savings while continuing to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services for not just our 3-D mammography images but for all of our patients' images," he said.
The cloud refers to a means of storing information in a third party's computer system. This allows businesses to store information in a more cost-effective and secure manner compared to storing the information in an in-house system.