SOURCE: Comport Consulting Corp

December 10, 2009 10:30 ET

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Selects Comport Consulting for Unified Medical Image Archiving and Information Management Solution

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Comport Consulting announced that it has partnered with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, a 641-bed academic tertiary facility in Paterson, NJ, to design and implement a unified storage solution for its medical image archiving applications. The new system replaces multiple proprietary silo storage systems and is designed to optimize cost-effective storage, management, and retrieval of the hospital's patient image studies.

Comport, an Elite HP Platinum Business Partner, has been recognized for its in-depth understanding of health care solutions, particularly the design and implementation of Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), medical image archiving, and EMR archiving. These solutions provide cost-effective ingestion and retrieval of digital images and documents, while providing the redundancy and compliance protections required by HIPAA.

In order to increase patient data availability in the event of an outage or disaster as well as the reliability of retrieving patient images, St. Joseph's sought a redundant system for its long-term medical image archiving as part of their PACS application replacement. The HP Medical Archiving System (HP MAS), along with an HP Enterprise Virtual Array Storage Area Network (EVA SAN), was selected after a competitive evaluation, due to simplicity, speed of image retrieval, and lower operational and add-on costs. "Our design and implementation were provided by Comport, and I give them a lot of credit. It all proceeded flawlessly -- within budget and under the time we expected," stated Jim Cavanagh, St. Joseph's CIO. "We now access images in seconds, not to mention that we saved about 60% in storage costs."

Jack Margossian, Comport's CEO, said, "We understand the business problems that disparate systems and silos of equipment and data can produce. Our medical image archiving solution for St. Joseph's provides a strategy for the entire enterprise. The benefits are quickly extending from the initial radiology implementation into their other departments. This has calmed down the upward spiral in capital and operational costs, which we are very proud to be part of."

View video of St. Joseph's medical image archiving solution, designed and implemented by Comport.

About Comport Consulting

Comport Consulting specializes in successful outcomes for data storage and information management initiatives including record and document management; database and email archiving, medical archiving and application retirement. With offices in Ramsey, NJ and South Burlington, VT Comport serves enterprise and healthcare providers in the Eastern United States. Comport ranks #22 in the Top 100 Fastest Growing IT technology value-added resellers in the US.

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