Dicom Systems Launches Quick-Deploy Unifier Cloud Archive to Back-Up and Recover Imaging Data to Google Cloud.
Dicom Systems, a leader in Enterprise Imaging interoperability and workflow software, announced their collaboration with Google Cloud to launch Unifier Cloud Archive for next-generation disaster recovery and business continuity archive for Enterprise Imaging. Unifier Cloud Archive would serve as the bidirectional traffic bridge between the cloud and the on-prem environment, giving healthcare providers a rapid deployment process and a direct path to the fast, consistent and scalable performance offered by Google Cloud.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC)1, health care data will exceed 2,314 exabytes by 2020, presenting businesses with the challenge of managing and manipulating data that has seen a 48% increase annually since 2013. To prepare, adopting a formal Disaster Recovery (DR) plan would mitigate disruptions, whether natural or human, while ensuring mission-critical operations continue.
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“Patient care is a 24x7x365 enterprise and a modern DR plan supports that. We are proud to collaborate with Google Cloud on expanding our archiving solutions in our mission to offer one of the most comprehensive Enterprise Imaging platforms to healthcare organizations. The role of Dicom Systems Unifier platform is two-fold: serving as a bridge between on-prem and the cloud as well as normalizing and integrating all health information systems. Customers are able to access a highly secure infrastructure managed by Google Cloud that goes beyond storage to include data analysis, developer tools, and AI building blocks. Ultimately, organizations that plan ahead are able to offer the best patient care,” said Dmitriy Tochilnik, President and CTO of Dicom Systems.
Dicom Systems has successfully deployed an Enterprise Imaging and archiving solution at a national oncology care network with several hospitals. Since 2018, customers have leveraged Unifier platform in use cases such as quick integration of regional medical centers, interoperability between disparate hospital systems, and consolidating siloed data like radiation treatment and laboratory reports.
Overview of Unifier Cloud Archive
- Easy to Deploy: Minimal resources and customization required to set-up.
- Secure and compliant: BAA enables a shared responsibility model. Google Cloud and Healthcare API support HIPAA compliance and are HITRUST CSF certified.
- Back-up PACS: Enable contingency diagnostic reading using Unifier’s integrated clinical viewer against the Cloud Archive DR copy of imaging data in the event of an on-prem disaster. DICOM modality worklist functionality can be offloaded to the Unifier platform so that clinical imaging workflow can continue.
- Flexible Image Collection: Easy integration with any PACS, EHR, and RIS provides freedom to manage systems and gather images into a unified data lake.
“In partnership with Google Cloud, our intention is to eliminate the perception that disaster recovery is a difficult process. Dicom Systems Unifier Cloud Archive ensures uninterrupted patient imaging operations whether PACS downtime was planned or unplanned. By leveraging Google Cloud, Dicom Systems customers can rely on a cloud instance not only as a backup, but also as an always available copy of their images for viewing, querying and retrieving relevant priors,” said Florent Saint-Clair, Executive Vice President of Dicom Systems.