Policies that would require manufacturers to support legacy technologies indefinitely would therefore likely have significant impacts on their ability to provide new and innovative technologies, as their resources would necessarily have to be spent maintaining their legacy products. This would likely lead to a decrease in the invention and development of new, advanced treatments and procedures that might otherwise help meet the health care sector’s primary motivation: the health and well-being of patients.
Collecting these issues under the heading “Supported Lifetimes,” the Committee today requests information regarding legacy technology challenges, opportunities, considerations, and suggestions in the health care sector. Please be advised that submissions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be made publicly available to help further the discussion around how best to approach supported lifetimes and legacy technologies.
On-Demand Webinar: 10 Best Practices for Clinical Data Migration
September 29, 2016
Is your organization faced with the challenge of protecting PACS over long periods of time to support patient care and comply with regulatory requirements? Managing legacy PACS is a complex challenge, often resulting in lost time and resources – yet few solutions today satisfy the need for long term archiving and protection with the need for accessibility. PACS data consolidation is part of the solution. Learn how University Radiology, the largest provider of subspecialty radiology and teleradiology services in NJ, underwent a PACS migration and consolidation project that resulted in more robust functionality, better management of legacy data, improved clinical workflow, and controlled costs. Register today to view the on-demand webinar, “10 Best Practices for Clinical Data Migration: University Radiology” presented by Judy Gronlund-Jacob, Manager of PACS and Teleradiology, University Radiology, Clinical Data Migration Experts, Dr. Fred Behlen, Chairman and CEO, Laitek, and Michael Leonard, Director, Product Management, Commvault.
How Commvault Does Healthcare Solutions Better
September 1, 2016
Commvault and its integrated partner Laitek, help you to modernize your healthcare IT infrastructure and cut costs by retiring expensive legacy PACS systems while ensuring uninterrupted access to historical patient data and setting up a true application and storage agnostic clinical archive.
8 CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE SWITCHING TO A VNA
July 5, 2016
Radiology vendors advised groups at SIIM 2016 on key considerations before deciding to switch to a VNA. Fred Behlen, PhD, a medical physicist and founder of Laitek, Inc. offered eight tips for practices to consider.
Laitek’s Behlen offered several tips for ensuring that you implement your VNA the right way:
- List your use cases for adopting a VNA, and analyze how the VNA will affect the workflow in each of the clinical areas where it will be used.
- Don’t leave PACS out of your VNA planning — and definitely let your existing PACS vendor know what you’re doing.
- Figure out how you will handle annotations, especially if they are for non-DICOM images.
- Make sure that diagnostic and clinical displays will display the same data in a consistent manner.Be sure your VNA is equipped to handle heavy data inflow, which can be as high as 1 TB a day.
- Make sure you have full-read access to all the data in the VNA; get passwords and the contractual rights to passwords. You will never have more leverage than at the beginning of the VNA adoption process.
As providers seek to optimize their operations under value-based care business models, the need to rationalize storage for medical images and accommodate the growing variety and volume of unstructured content being created in new, network-based healthcare organizations (HCOs) has become acute. The growing need for management of unstructured content to support integrated care — whether the requirements are for traditional archives or real-time access repositories, or a combination of these capabilities — has led to increased adoption of vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) to manage medical images and associated data as well as a second generation of more patient-centric technology, the application-independent clinical archive (AICA).
The MEDITECH certification comes on the heels of other initiatives that have strengthened Commvault’s position as a leader in the growing healthcare data management market. In December, Commvault entered a strategic partnership with Laitek Inc., a pioneer in rapid data migration and storage services, for decommissioning legacy picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). In March, in partnership with Laitek, the company launched Commvault Clinical Archive to modernize the way healthcare organizations manage, migrate and share clinical data. Today, some of the most well-respected healthcare providers and hospitals in the world are using Commvault Software to manage and protect business and clinical data, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Royal Cornwall Hospitals, vRad, University of Rochester Medical Center and Salem Health.
HIMSS 2016 THOUGHTS FROM HEALTHCARE IT’S BIGGEST WEEK
March 11, 2016
Thoughts from Laitek’s Dr. Fred Behlen:
- The current wave of mergers and acquisitions continues apace, presenting growing provider organizations with challenges to secure and consolidate patient data from acquired facilities and practices. Enterprise systems are being expanded to scales previously unseen. Consolidating patient data from different systems and institutions into these huge systems demands data cleanup and reconciliation, but once done, the opportunities are vast for mining this data to inform process improvement and population health programs.
- Accordingly, Dr. DJ Patil from the White House Science and Technology Policy briefed CEOs of HIMSS corporate members, affirming support for the Precision Medicine Initiative, stressing the importance of Data Science, and the need to train data scientists, in healthcare applications.
- Health Information Exchange seems to be showing signs of sustainability in a few instances, a welcome change from past efforts that did not survive the end of their public funding. However, HIEs now face competition from the enterprise systems of big regional provider organizations, which reduce the need for cross-enterprise exchange. It will be interesting to see how this sorts out.
– Data management leader adds value to healthcare market with new healthcare-specific solution to better manage, migrate and share data stored in legacy applications —
— Launches first solution following strategic investment in Laitek, building on the Commvault Data Platform and Laitek’s Semperdata™ Platform —
— Commvault’s vendor neutral platform is easily deployed on premise or in the cloud, spanning public, private, and hybrid cloud models and supports both physical and virtual environments —
Las Vegas (HIMSS 2016) and Tinton Falls, N.J. – March 1, 2016 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, today launched Commvault Clinical Archive to modernize the way healthcare organizations manage, migrate and share clinical data. Today’s announcement was made at HIMSS 2016, being held Feb. 29 – March 4, in Las Vegas, where this year’s conference theme is “Transforming Health through IT.”
Attached is an interesting and well-written report referenced in a SIIM Education Program from the perspective of the hospital.
Addressing the increasing needs of hospitals for a comprehensive data management solution, Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, and Laitek Inc., a pioneer in rapid data migration and storage services for picture archiving and communication system (PACS) replacements, today announced a multi-faceted, strategic partnership to jointly develop and market clinical data management solutions. To further strengthen the partnership and to ensure alignment of business goals, Commvault has made a strategic investment in Laitek. By combining Laitek’s data migration expertise with Commvault’s healthcare data protection and information management capabilities, hospitals will be able to take back control of their clinical data, managing and protecting it for the long term.
Laitek Inc., innovators in rapid medical data migration and storage, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Huber as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Huber brings to Laitek more than 25 years of experience building and managing world-class organizations in the rapidly evolving field of technology, assisting in generating revenue streams and strengthening relationships. He has worked with companies including AEL Financial, Tech Depot, a $200 million direct marketing and technology reseller and Relational Technology Solutions, an IT services and leasing company. Prior to that he served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Comdisco, a global IT services and leasing company. In his new role, Mr. Huber will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and leveraging Laitek solutions to reach and exceed growth projections.
Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, an international healthcare IT consultancy, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Laitek Inc., the innovative leader in rapid and accurate medical image data migration. The partnership is based on the complementary strengths of the two companies in delivering enterprise-class medical imaging migration services and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solutions to the healthcare provider and Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) market.