Doctors, clinicians and researchers need uninterrupted access to their patients’ and projects’ clinical data, which is increasing at an exponential pace. The current infrastructure on which this secure data resides is siloed and not always application-aware. Difficulty finding, sharing and analyzing specific information leads to lags in decision making and less-than-optimal patient care.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requires that all EHRs and health IT infrastructures be interoperable, while HIPPAA mandates the privacy and security of any health information. These requirements are sometimes at odds, and traditional IT solutions do not address the underlying issues. Couple that with an aging infrastructure, large amounts of data and a formidable retention specification and agencies have a serious data issue.
Hitachi Data Systems Federal Solutions
Hitachi Clinical Solutions let your agency enable interoperability and index data between external applications to create a meaningful and searchable single view of secure patient and population data. The end result is increased productivity, reduced data management costs and improved patient outcomes.
- Aggregate all clinical data
- Provide HIPPAA-level security for long-term data retention
- Facilitate interaction with data, regardless of origin, format or location
At the core of HDS Federal's Clinical Solutions is HCR- the only fully-integrated hardware, software and workflow solution that securely ingests, normalizes and indexes all clinical content and metadata. It integrates with electronic medical records (EMR) systems to combine digital images and patient-relevant artifacts with rich metadata. HCR unites picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), hospital information systems (HIS), radiology information systems (RIS) and other data-generating platforms.
· HCR indexes metadata and custom metadata at any point in the data’s lifecycle and stores it in a single content repository.
· Data can be made available to other applications, regardless of location or vendor, providing information to the care professionals who need it most.
· Ideal platform for your long-term migration strategy, as data is stored in standards-based, rather than proprietary, formats.
· Provides self healing data for very long term archiving of critical clinical information.
HCR is built on the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), the object storage solution that allows you to store, share, synchronize, protect, preserve, analyze and retrieve data in a single system.
HCP Anywhere is a fully integrated, secure cloud solution that lets you access your files anywhere, on any device, while providing security, compliance and data protection.
HDI is an elastic, backup-free cloud gateway for file services and mobile access outside the datacenter that allows for simplified, centralized and automated storage management.
Hitachi Data Systems' Pentaho product integrates structured and unstructured data sets to deliver customized insights, including data visualization, interactive reporting, ad hoc analysis and tailored dashboards. For the Clinician, this means faster access to a more diverse set of information, which will provide a holistic view of the patient, faster visibility of trends and better patient outcomes.
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