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PACS on Nutanix: Our Journey Continues!

By Dustin Segura & Leah Gabbert

GE Centricity PACS and Centricity Clinical Archive Updates

Nutanix has been the platform of choice for life-critical clinical (and non-clinical) applications for years, and our commitment to healthcare is stronger than ever. In fact, our hyperconverged infrastructure software is deployed at more than 1,500 hospitals globally and is trusted to run everything from non-clinical applications, to Electronic Health Record (EHR) workloads including software from Epic Systems Corp. and MEDITECH, and to picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) workloads including those from Change Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems, and now GE Centricity® PACS.

PACS on Nutanix

Our journey into the clinical application space began with the leading EHR providers, all of which require very high standards of security, scalability, and performance for the EHR workloads. With this work complete, tackling the unique requirements of clinical imaging and archiving solutions was a natural fit for Nutanix. PACS workloads require all the same standards as an EHR workload plus the ability to easily scale compute and storage on demand outside of standard refresh cycles. The ability to independently grow the application, cache, and archive tiers is invaluable as user counts increase, modalities become more sophisticated, and image studies grow in size.

GE Centricity on Nutanix

The Nutanix Healthcare team is pleased to announce the latest workloads added to our certified list are GE Centricity PACS and Centricity Clinical Archive. Nutanix’s healthcare engineering team partnered with GE to validate core Nutanix® products, including our AOS , AHV, ESXi, Files, and Objects products. In addition to leveraging the standard benefits of our operating system and hypervisor, GE Centricity is the first imaging solution to take advantage of our Nutanix Files integrated NAS for SMB and Nutanix Objects software for S3-compatible image storage.

If your environment has more than one PACS solution or doesn’t use GE Centricity, Nutanix has been tested with a variety of other major PACS and VNA solutions, including those from IBM Watson Health, Change Healthcare, and FujiFilm Medical Systems (see image below).

What’s Next?

We continuously work with our healthcare customers to innovate new approaches to healthcare IT services. Hybrid cloud and multicloud are key to our customers' use cases, and our solutions architects and engineers are busy bringing innovative solutions to our customers in these technologies. In fact, while our previous testing has focused on on-premises deployment of GE Centricity solutions on Nutanix, we are now actively researching running GE Centricity workloads in a hybrid cloud using Nutanix Clusters on AWS

For more information, check out this Clinical Imaging on Nutanix brief, or watch this quick video to understand the Nutanix commitment to healthcare. As always, you can reach our  team directly at PACS@Nutanix.com. Let’s chat!

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