Symantec Struts into Medical Field with Hosted Solutions

Paul Lilly

Security vendor Symantec Corp. on Monday announced a new hosted medical image archiving and sharing solution the company is calling Symantec Health. Aimed at healthcare providers, the idea is to aid hospitals and medical facilities in lowering costs associated with storing medical records.

"Health IT executives continually cite the soaring costs associated with medical image storage as one of the biggest challenges they face," said Lori Wright, vice president and general manager of the Electronic Health Group at Symantec. "Symantec’s security and storage management expertise and its leading Software as a Service portfolio are key reasons why many healthcare industry leaders trust Symantec to deliver these new hosted offerings in a cost-effective and secure way."

Some of the key features include on-demand capacity, business analytics, the ability for non-affiliated clinicians to search, view, and download images with a physician-friendly Web interface, and secure provider-to-provider image sharing, Symantec said.

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