December 22, 2010 — Dell today announced its intent to acquire cloud-based medical archiving company InSite One Inc. to help healthcare organizations simplify retention of healthcare data. The InSite One solution helps customers reduce costs associated with long-term data storage and migration and eliminates one of the biggest shortcomings in healthcare today — the lack of sharing of images between medical professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The combination of InSite One’s cloud-based, vendor-neutral archive software and storage services with Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive solution will simplify data retention and let medical professionals access and share images regardless of the technology employed, Dell said.
InSite One, headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., currently manages nearly 55 million clinical studies, more than 3.6 billion medical images and supports almost 800 clinical sites. Its secure, scalable cloud infrastructure supports all picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), data sources and modalities.
Government and industry retention requirements, new modalities and the increasing resolution of medical images are creating unprecedented demand for storage among healthcare organizations. Medical image data in North America is projected to grow more than 35 percent annually to reach nearly 2.6 million terabytes by 2014. 1
Terms of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, were not disclosed.
1 ESG Research: North American Healthcare Provider Information Market Forecast 2010-2015, Sept. 2010.