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Advancements in medical imaging, as well as an increasing reliance on digital health technologies, have set the stage for rapidly increasing demand for data storage in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In fact, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report sponsored by Seagate Technology, researchers found that healthcare data is projected to grow faster than many other sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, or media. It is predicted that healthcare data will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36 percent through 2025.

Healthcare facilities are in rather a unique position where they find themselves needing to retain a tremendous amount of health data for the long-term, and many of them are struggling to manage these rapidly expanding volumes of patient data. In order to effectively manage this rapid data growth, healthcare IT leaders need storage transparency. VSI helps IT leaders by delivering transparency across your storage environment and uncovering opportunities for operational efficiencies.

Healthcare Storage Needs are Increasing

The wide acceptance of digital technology in healthcare has resulted in an exponential increase in the amount of data produced and the amount of storage needed. For example, just look at the advancements with MRIs. MRIs are producing more images, thinner slices, and adding 3D capabilities. An MRI that used to comprise 2,000 images now might include 20,000 images. More images, and higher resolution images, means more storage space needed.  

As healthcare facilities look for storage solutions, they must look at not only the amount of data that needs to be stored but also other considerations such as latency and ease of access. As healthcare is increasingly data-reliant, being able to quickly access the right information helps improve the efficiency of practitioners and ultimately improves patient care. Visual Storage Intelligence offers visibility into your performance, capacity, utilization, and governance challenges. This storage transparency provides access to the critical insights required for efficient and smart infrastructure planning.

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Save Money by Accurately Inspecting Your Environment

Healthcare organizations create vast amounts of data, resulting in complex storage environments. IT leaders need to have efficient tools that not only allow them to understand their business, but also enable the transparency required to provide strategic IT leadership. VSI arms IT leaders with efficient and reliable tools, helping them to accurately inspect the storage environment, improving forecasting and capacity planning, and maximizing IT spend.  

Data reduction is one way most healthcare facilities are already saving money, but how do you know if it could be more effective? Many healthcare facilities are probably utilizing more than one type of storage, and these different types of storage often offer different data reduction techniques. It’s important that in comparing the types of storage available, IT leaders are looking at the true cost and not just the effective cost.

One way that VSI helps organizations save money is by providing a single pane of glass across the enterprise. While storage type A might look less expensive, when you factor in data reduction techniques, it might turn out that storage type B is actually the more cost-effective choice. By providing a single pane of glass across the enterprise, VSI can help IT leaders identify nuances in your environment that would previously go unnoticed.  

Clarity Leads to Cost Savings

Don’t let a lack of storage transparency leave you vulnerable to monetary waste and frustration. Amassing large amounts of healthcare data can help with clinical decision-making and provide better patient care, but only if you can efficiently and effectively store and leverage that data.

IT leaders need clarity in order to be smarter, more strategic decision-makers, and VSI provides that clarity. Through efficient tools that are also easy to use, VSI helps IT leaders by delivering transparency across your storage environment, providing clarity, and uncovering opportunities for operational efficiencies.  

With VSI, everything is on an automated schedule, monitoring your data storage infrastructure, running reports, forecasting outcomes, improving performance, and avoiding outages. This allows IT leaders to better utilize employees, moving them away from time-consuming manual processes and saving even more money. Additionally, this superior data visibility also drives efficiency as IT leaders are able to plan ahead and improve budgeting accuracy.

Healthcare IT leaders need tools that build efficiency and cost savings into the IT infrastructure. No need to burden your team with learning new systems or protocols; at VSI, we deliver an easy-to-implement, visual storage management solution. When you partner with VSI, you’ll not only have access to essential insights in minutes rather than days, but you’ll have a  seasoned storage consultant monitoring and analyzing your environment from day one. Schedule a demo to talk to a VSI data expert.

Key Takeaways

  • Healthcare data is projected to grow faster than many other sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, or media.
  • Digital technology has resulted in an exponential increase in the amount of data produced and the amount of storage needed.
  • Healthcare organizations create vast amounts of data, resulting in complex storage environments.
  • VSI helps IT leaders accurately inspect the storage environment, providing clarity, and uncovering opportunities for operational efficiencies. 
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