With Virtualized Synapse Portfolio Claion Increases Efficiency, Decreases Costs

Feb. 27, 2010

Stamford, Conn. – March 1, 2010 — FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc. (Fujifilm) is pleased to announce its largest virtualization implementation to date.  Clarian Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, has replaced its legacy PACS with a fully virtualized Synapse® system and a complete disaster recovery/ business continuance system.  Since completing the rollout of this comprehensive initiative, Clarian has reduced its overall costs while also documenting increased efficiencies across the health system that are enabling improved patient care.

The initial Clarian Heath Partners PACS project included 5 hospitals and 9 outpatient imaging centers in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Fujifilm replaced more than 80 legacy servers with just six virtualized servers to run Synapse® PACS for all of these facilities.  Currently about 700,000 yearly exams are being hosted with capacity for up to one million exams that will require no additional investment or modification since it is a fully scalable solution.  By significantly reducing the amount of physical servers that need to be procured and maintained, Clarian is benefiting from notable cost savings as well as “green” advantages like reduced power and cooling requirements that are critical to Clarian’s long-term goals.  All of Clarian’s hospitals have also noted the proven ability of the virtualized Synapse system to significantly reduce report turnaround times anywhere from one to five hours.

“Fujifilm’s strategic partnership with Clarian Health, coupled with their technological foresight in the PACS arena, has provided a tremendous asset that has enabled us to achieve maximum value from this initiative,” said Dave Hennon, Radiology IS Director for Clarian.  “In the few short months since our initial implementation, the advantages have already been adding up.  From the cost savings and environmental benefits to the increased efficiency of our doctors, the combined endeavor of the virtualization and business continuance plan has been a great success.”

In addition to rolling out the Synapse system in a virtualized environment, Fujifilm also implemented a complete disaster recovery/business continuance plan for Clarian, something the facility did not previously have.  The entire Synapse system can be failed over to another datacenter in less than an hour, enabling the health system to provide uninterrupted care.

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