Dell has extended its Cloud Clinical Archive Services to include genomics data to empower healthcare organisations to unlock the potential of clinical health innovations and manage storage growth from next-generation sequencing and advanced diagnostic technologies.

“The rapid pace of innovation in genome sequencing and translational genomics research is revolutionising disease prevention, prediction, diagnosis and targeted therapies in neurology, oncology and inherited and rare diseases,” said Vice President and Global General Manager at Dell Services for the Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) business, Sid Nair.

“Dell is focused on helping customers centrally manage the dramatically increasing volumes and sources of patient data, which is paramount in today’s already burdened clinical IT departments to continue to deliver personalized medicine enhanced by this revolution,” continued Nair.

Dell Cloud Clinical Archive, which is currently hosting more than 11 billion medical images and nearly 159 million clinical studies, offers healthcare providers a scalable, compliant, healthcare-only, private cloud data management and protection solution in a fully managed service through a secure hybrid cloud platform.

Dell’s services also enable healthcare customers to utilise, integrate, manage, recover and share data and analytics, as well as other types of pathology and laboratory information, from disparate data silos.

The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive consolidates patient data into a complete, patient-centric clinical perspective, which can be accessed through on-demand, authorised, integrated workflow and collaboration tools. Interdisciplinary care teams, including bioinformaticians, geneticists, molecular and other healthcare practitioners, researchers, analysts and clinicians are empowered to make more effective diagnoses and individualised treatment decisions.

“Extending the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive to support genomic data recognises the rapidly evolving role of advanced diagnostic technologies in personalised medicine,” said Chief Information Officer of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), James Lowey.

“As Dell continues to innovate with advanced analytics of complex medical data, Dell Cloud Clinical Archive Services continue to provide TGen with a trusted, fully-managed, unifying source of all relevant patient data, and enables the collaboration that is central to the delivery of personalised medicine.”

Dell Cloud Clinical Archive supporting genomic data is expected to be available in April 2016.

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