San Mateo, Calif. – Feb. 27, 2018 – Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced a partnership with Hyland, a leading content services platform. The partnership will help healthcare professionals cut through the limitations of how medical imagery is stored, enabling them to make better-informed care decisions, from anywhere and at any time, based on the complete picture of a patient’s condition.

The two companies have created a medical-imaging storage solution using Hyland’s Acuo vendor neutral archive (VNA) to manage medical images and the Cloudian HyperStore platform to provide a limitlessly scalable data storage and backup repository. The combined solution makes vast stores of medical images, photos and documents available to healthcare providers on any viewing application.

Collaborative healthcare depends on the real-time delivery of patient data. The challenge is that capacity-intensive records originate from many different systems that store  many different record types.

Acuo by Hyland is a VNA that stores all digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) and cross-document sharing (XDS) imaging content from across the enterprise in a truly independent repository, providing clinicians access to complete patient information while eliminating departmental silos. The Acuo VNA is multi-tenant and interoperable with a wide range of healthcare applications.  The archive can be distributed, federated and centrally managed, enabling healthcare organizations to actively manage and provide access to medical imaging data and XDS content.

Cloudian supports the Acuo VNA with a limitlessly scalable, fully modular, shared storage pool that can expand without disruption as storage needs increase. Built on industry-standard hardware, the solution reduces storage costs by two thirds compared to proprietary systems.

“By unifying medical imagery within a single repository and making it available across a healthcare enterprise, this solution gives doctors visibility into the breadth of clinical content available for individual patients and across populations,” said Susan deCathelineau, vice president of global healthcare sales and services at Hyland. “This power to analyze medical imagery for research purposes means better care for patients today and even better care in the future.”

“This solution will break down information silos between proprietary picture archiving and communication systems and give health-care professionals real-time access to a more complete view of the patient,” said Jon Toor, Cloudian CMO. “Instead of wasting time searching in multiple systems for the images they need, health-care providers can now stay focused on better healthcare outcomes. The solution is cost effective and limitlessly scalable, and provides a future-proof solution for health-care organizations.”

Benefits of the joint solution include:

  • Standards-based enterprise access to medical images, photos and documents regardless of viewing application offers independence from proprietary archives and streamlines clinical workflows.
  • Consolidated records simplify access and data management.
  • The seamlessly scalable storage pool starts small and grows to hundreds of petabytes without disruption.
  • Exceptional data durability ensures long-term data protection with multiple levels of redundancy.
  • Flexible storage infrastructure options are available; users can deploy the solution as a pre-configured appliance or as software on industry-standard servers
  • The solution supports business continuity and disaster-recovery strategies while providing a platform for clinical content integration, interoperability and exchange.
  • The joint solution is one-third the cost of proprietary systems

“Our healthcare customers are constantly challenged to improve patient data access and infrastructure to achieve better clinical decisions and patient outcomes,” said Koen van der Bruggen, CCO at i³ groep, a Dutch specialist in hybrid cloud management, dynamic data protection and information management. “The solution from Hyland and Cloudian overcomes these challenges, providing cost-efficient storage and simplified, real-time access to patient imaging and other health records from across multiple systems.”

About Hyland Healthcare

By combining information management and enterprise medical imaging with business process and case management capabilities, Hyland Healthcare delivers a suite of unparalleled content and image management solutions to address the clinical, financial and operational needs of healthcare organizations around the world. Every day, more than 2,000 healthcare organizations use Hyland Healthcare’s world-class solutions to become more agile, efficient and effective. The Hyland Healthcare suite of products – comprised of Acuo by HylandBrainware by HylandNilReadOnBase by Hyland, PACSgear, Perceptive Content and ShareBase by Hyland – are leveraged to complete patient records, eliminate reimbursement delays and enhance business processes. For more information, please visit

Hyland Healthcare is a part of Hyland, a leader in providing software solutions for managing content, processes and cases for organizations across the globe. For over 25 years, Hyland has enabled more than 19,000 organizations to digitalize their workplaces and fundamentally transform their operations. Named one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For® since 2014, Hyland is widely known as both a great company to work for and a great company to do business with. For more information, please visit

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