Medical image management solutions company Intelerad Medical Systems announces the launch of a cloud-native disaster recovery solution that provides global healthcare organizations with the ability to scale and store medical data in a secure environment.

The Intelerad Cloud DR (disaster recovery) is designed to provide secure, isolated, and immutable copies of all medical images with unlimited capacity services. Cloud DR seeks to mitigate the risks against natural disasters, human error, technological failure or cybersecurity breaches amongst hospitals, healthcare systems, and radiology practice groups.

Approximately 34% of healthcare organizations were hit with a ransomware attack last year, with attackers succeeding in encrypting files in 65% of incidents—much higher than nearly every other industry— according to Sophos’ 2021 State of Ransomware Report.

“As the future of medical image management increasingly moves to the cloud, Intelerad is committed to supporting our clients through the transition by providing innovative technologies that provide security, scalability and accessibility, all while also keeping costs down and improving outcomes,” says Mike Lipps, Intelerad CEO. “Cloud DR is another powerful tool in our suite of solutions designed to provide our customers with peace of mind that their imaging archive is safe and recoverable. We look forward to showcasing Cloud DR at the annual RSNA meeting this week.”

Features of Intelerad Cloud DR include:

  • Freedom from extensive storage and DR infrastructure investment and management
  • Cost reduction from eliminating the need to procure, rack and host extensive storage and disaster recovery infrastructure/management onsite
  • Independent from PACS and VNA systems, ensuring Cloud DR study copies are isolated from other storage sets on the network
  • Built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud architecture
  • Replaces tapes and removes the need for tape support personnel

“We are at a point nationally where cloud migration is becoming commonplace, and health systems are increasingly willing to have their data hosted ‘off-prem’ by technology partners. Among CIOs, this happened because it’s now accepted as cost effective and safe. But for physician leaders, it’s exciting for different reasons,” says Dan Durand, MD, chief clinical officer for LifeBridge Health.