MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 01, 2010) - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today
announced Symantec Health, a new hosted medical image archiving and sharing
solution for healthcare providers, that helps lower storage costs and
provides secure, Web-based image sharing for non-affiliated hospitals and
physicians. The new Symantec Health Safe solution consists of two
components: Symantec Health
Safe and Symantec Health Image
With medical images increasing in volume and density and longer retention
periods occurring, storage costs are growing exponentially. Many IT
organizations struggle to accurately budget and fund on-site storage.
Symantec Health Safe addresses the high cost of storage by providing
affordable capacity on-demand and business continuity.
"Health IT executives continually cite the soaring costs associated with
medical image storage as one of the biggest challenges they face," said
Lori Wright, vice president and general manager of the Electronic Health
Group at Symantec. "Symantec's security and storage management expertise
and its leading Software as a Service portfolio are key reasons why many
healthcare industry leaders trust Symantec to deliver these new hosted
offerings in a cost-effective and secure way."
According to Rick Schooler, vice president and chief information officer of
Orlando Health, a 1,800 bed hospital system in Orlando, FL, "Symantec has
been able to create an affordable alternative to onsite storage to help
reduce image archiving costs and capital expenses while enhancing business
continuity. A key advantage of Symantec Health is its surprisingly quick
deployment and integration with the existing Picture Archiving and
Communication System (PACS)."
In addition, Symantec Health Image Share enables healthcare providers to
confidently share images and reports with non-affiliated hospitals and
physicians over the Internet, reducing the inconvenience and costs
associated with CDs and DVDs used in many organizations today.
"Symantec offers secure image sharing that is like a social network for
healthcare -- one clinician can invite another clinician to view images
without having to implement complex interfaces," said Dr. John Halamka,
chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in
Key features and benefits of Symantec Health solutions include:
Symantec Health Safe:
- Affordable and reliable storage to accommodate the growing number and
size of medical images
- Capacity on demand and business analytics to provide budget
predictability and control
- Business continuity to ensure that medical images are secure and
available in the event of a business disruption, a disaster or a security
Symantec Health Image Share:
- Ability for non-affiliated clinicians to search, view and download
images with a physician-friendly Web interface
- Secure provider-to-provider image sharing to streamline clinical
operations, reduce re-imaging, and enable hospital outreach for expanding
the referral network
Symantec Health Safe is currently available, and Symantec Health Image
Share is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
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their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against
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