Dell Chosen to Provide U.S. Army and Navy With Next Generation Healthcare Solutions

Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:00am EST

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* The United States Navy and United States Army select Dell to help create a
Unified Clinical Archive for their PACS which will be used by 49 hospitals and
other medical facilities. 
* Dell awarded a $45 million ceiling contract to implement its Unified Clinical
Archive solution that will offer the Army and Navy a wide scope of functionality
for enterprise medical image management, archiving and sharing.

ROUND ROCK, Texas--(Business Wire)--
Dell announced today it was chosen by the United States Navy Medical Logistics
Command and the United States Army Integrated Clinical Systems PMO along with
its partners BRIT Systems and Acuo Technologies, to implement Dell`s Unified
Clinical Archive (UCA) solution. This was a task order assigned as a part of the
Digital Imaging Network Picture Archiving Communications System III (DIN-PACS
III) contract. The award was made to the Brit Systems team that included both
Dell and Acuo. As a part of this $45 million task order, Dell and its partners
will help the Army and Navy share Picture Archiving and Communications Systems
(PACS) images between military bases and branches worldwide through an archive
that will simplify the access and sharing of medical images for 49 hospitals. 

Under this contract, Dell and its partners will provide the Army and Navy with
an on-premise, vendor-neutral archiving system that will have a very positive
impact on the quality of care1 for military families. This solution will give
medical providers electronic access to patient imaging records in a timely and
seamless manner that enables better coordination of patient care regardless of
where the patient`s duty station might be and also addresses both healthcare and
Department of Defense (DOD) security and continuity of operations requirements. 

Dell`s UCA solution enables hospitals to simplify the management and sharing of
medical images between disparate PACS used in radiology, cardiology,
neurosurgery, endoscopy, mammography, digital pathology and a variety of other
clinical specialties, and manage the proliferation of imaging data in patient
care. Both the on-premise, which will be used in this case, and cloud-based UCA
solutions address the cost and access challenges of image data with a
vendor-neutral archive, object-based storage and services that provide seamless
integration between the leading PACS systems. Dell`s solution also sorts and
stores images so they can be readily available to clinicians and prioritized
from those more suitable for long-term retention. 


"As mobile and diverse as the members of our nation`s military are and with the
costs of healthcare booming, the federal government has more to gain from
efficiency and reduced costs of healthcare than any other organization in the
world. With Deltek estimating DoD healthcare costs to have increased from $18
billion in 2001 to $40 billion today and the VA`s up from $20 billion to $40
billion in that time, our military needs more modern and innovative healthcare
solutions to enable better and more flexible care," said Troy West, vice
president and general manager, Dell Federal. "This is a perfect example of the
broad cross-section of solutions we offer to our government and military
customers and with the continued organic and inorganic expansion of our services
and solutions offering, we`ll continue to find ways to better serve these
important customers." 


Army Medical Command
Navy Medical Command
Army Medical Command Health Facilities
Navy Medical Command Health Facilities
Dell Federal
Dell Unified Clinical Archiving

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1 Journal of General Internal Medicine, Electronic Health Records and Ambulatory
Quality of Care, Lisa M. Kern, October 3, 2012

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