Cisco Data Center for Healthcare

Expanding Imaging and Other Critical Services

Today's healthcare organizations need new ways of managing, transporting, and processing patient data. The expansion of medical imaging services, for instance, requires the use of Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS), which in turn entails a supporting data center infrastructure to scale across larger, more diverse and distributed environments.

PACS is a good example of how the Cisco healthcare data center architecture can support customers' growing requirements. Other changes within the industry that have directed a focus on the data center model include:

  • The need for caregivers to interact with patients and deliver information immediately although they may be separated by a city, state, country, or continent
  • The elimination of manual paper and analog media, and the transition to a digital environment with the architectures necessary for business continuity and disaster recovery
  • A collaborative atmosphere where more professionals are involved in data interpretations and patient care

The Data Center for Healthcare can cost-effectively respond to these growing needs within modern medical establishments.

Industry Research

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