Royal Philips Electronics has reached an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide disaster recovery services that are dedicated to VA facilities using Philips iSite.

The VA disaster recovery services will provide automated backup of all Philips iSite radiology image data.

In the case of a total disaster where the iSite information at any VA site is lost, that institution’s entire radiology electronic image data set can be restored from the VA disaster recovery site, with an initial restoration designed to begin within 96 hours.

All VA centers that become Philips iSite customers will be using this disaster recovery option, intended to aid compliance with federal security standards.

The iSite picture archiving and communications system delivers medical images in less than three seconds throughout the hospital network.