Resurgens Orthopaedics in Georgia, US, will deploy Merge Honeycomb Archive to reduce operating costs and improve the delivery of care.
The solution will provide Resurgens Orthopaedics with a long-term storage option which stores images securely, in multiple locations, offering anywhere, anytime access.
Merge Honeycomb Archive delivers comprehensive functionality in a high-availability, high-security framework, and will help the orthopaedics centre to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy requirements.
The simple scalability feature of the solution will allow Resurgens Orthopaedics to add capacity as its storage needs increase.
Merge Honeycomb Archive is also expected to remove the management and maintenance of onsite hardware, and the issues related to power, cooling and bandwidth.
Resurgens Orthopaedics CIO Bradley Dick said the orthopaedic centre is treating more patients each year which means its image storage needs are continually growing.
"Leveraging Merge Honeycomb Archive instead of adding more onsite storage made perfect sense as it complements our Merge OrthoPACS solution, we can increase capacity when we need, and we can access and share our images in the Merge Honeycomb cloud which eliminates any risk of downtime," Dick added.
The cloud-based solution will also remove the financial burden of making large, upfront capital expenditures related to hardware and software purchases as it is sold through a subscription-based model, according to the company.
Merge Healthcare CEO Jeff Surges said the company expects demand for the solution to continue as imaging accounts for up to 90% of all data stored in electronic health records.
"Add in privacy rules that require storage of electronic health data, including digital images, and you see how the need to securely store and share medical images has grown – specifically in the cloud," Surges added.