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McKesson Picks Iron Mountain

CHICAGO -- During RSNA 2008, McKesson announced that it has signed an agreement with Iron Mountain to provide its hospital and imaging center customers a new service for protecting and storing their diagnostic images. The agreement is designed to tightly integrate picture archiving andMcKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging communication system (PACS) with Iron Mountain’s Digital Record Center™ for Medical Images.

Healthcare providers face a twofold problem - safely archiving patient images while protecting them from disaster and balancing the need to provide the entire care team with ready access to critical patient data. This complexity has led many facilities to implement separate solutions for long-term archiving and disaster recovery, adding cost and redundancy to an already expensive problem. Facilities of all sizes and complexities are looking for an automated solution that mitigates their risk and reduces their operational budget.

“Our customers must continually manage ever-greater amounts of image data that require secure off-site storage and increase operational costs,” said Rod O’Reilly, president of McKesson's Medical Imaging Group. “With this relationship, we can assist our customers by reducing their long-term storage costs while also supporting customers in their efforts to comply with regulations for disaster recovery.”

Iron Mountain Inc.