Rochester, NY, March 13, 2019. aycan, a recognized global leader in medical imaging, announced today it has completed installation of a fully online, turn-key vendor neutral archive (VNA) solution for the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) Great Plains Area Office in Aberdeen, South Dakota per a contract awarded late last year. The aycan VNA, aycan store, provides centralized redundant storage for disaster recovery purposes, backing up the separate PACS systems from IHS’s ten locations.

As IHS locations utilize a mix of PACS systems from multiple manufacturers, they needed a system that could interconnect with any vendor’s DICOM interface. IHS also wanted a solution that not only provided a centralized backup copy of the records, but also provided an internal portal to permit each site a way of accessing critical patient imaging records in case of a primary PACS outage. Additional key requirements included having the system hosted at one of the datacenter locations within the IHS network, high-availability with a fully redundant cluster, IHE PIR (patient information reconciliation) meta-data edit interfaces, and support import of non-DICOM images.

To meet IHS’s requirements, aycan implemented a system using redundant servers each with large, direct-attached disk arrays operating with multiple RAID6 containers to provide a robust, redundant solution.

IHS in Aberdeen, South Dakota works in conjunction with its 19 Indian Health Service Units and Tribal managed Service Units to provide health care to approximately 130,000 Native Americans located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. The Area Office’s service units include seven hospitals, eight health centers, and several smaller health stations and satellite clinics.

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