Dell launches new cloud analytics tools

Will incorporate imaging analytics and aggregate clinical data into user-defined dashboards
By Mike Miliard
11:11 AM

As more than 50,000 medical professionals prepare to head to Chicago for RSNA next week, Dell has unveiled new imaging and analytics tools built on partnerships with two other technology firms.

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Dell signed a multi-year agreement with Zebra Medical Vision to develop a medical imaging platform that integrates with the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive - home to more than 10 billion medical images and some 150 million medical studies.

"The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive, combined with Zebra's unique imaging analytics algorithms and research platform, will bring about true change in the way healthcare is practiced, which enables caregivers to provide patients with more personalized care," said Sid Nair, vice president and global general manager, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Dell Services in a press statement.

The aim is to enable better decision-making by incorporating imaging analytics and aggregating data into user-defined dashboards. The tool will offer access to algorithms that provide screening and diagnostic decision support, assist in creating disease-based risk profiles and help accurately identify candidates for preventive care, officials say.

The collaboration "will provide millions of clinical records to create more robust, accurate diagnostic tools, with the goal of delivering them to clinical providers through the analytics platform and driving more efficient patient care," said Elad Benjamin, co-founder and CEO of Zebra Medical Vision, in a statement.

Meanwhile, Dell will also deploy BizEye software from MphRx as par of an analytics engine integrated into Dell Cloud Services and Dell Cloud Clinical Archive. BizEye captures and indexes clinical data – including metadata, operational data and clinical records data stored as native FHIR – and customizes the presentation of this information for dashboards supporting real-time decision making.

The platform will "enhance care and efficiency through immediate access to real-time operational and clinical metrics," said Mahesh Uberoi, CEO of MphRx, in a statement.

"Too often information is contained in spreadsheets and not presented in real time," said Nair. "Valuable resources that could be focused on clinical tasks are often retrospectively spent looking at events, costs and benchmarks."