The Steadman Clinic

The Steadman Clinic

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The Steadman Clinic, which has several clinics in Colorado, is a leading treatment facility for sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.  They are highly expert at both the diagnostic and treatment phases of sports and orthopedic medicine.  The Steadman Clinic physicians are some of the most well trained and experienced in the field.

One aspect of The Steadman Clinic stands out—they are a very forward-leaning clinic, always on the leading edge of implementing the newest and most effective programs, techniques, and tools emerging out of current medical research.  The focus of the clinic is always on the patient’s experience and outcomes, combining a team approach in which the patient works closely with both physician and therapist to achieve a full recovery from injury.  The Steadman Clinic is a firm proponent of physical rehabilitation as a major component in the recovery process.

The Steadman Clinic also has state-of-the-art surgical facilities to help correct orthopedic injuries.  Their operating suites incorporate the most advanced technology and equipment and highly trained nursing staffs to provide physician assistance before, during, and after surgical procedures.  As a matter of fact, The Steadman Clinic leverages the most current technology like MRI and Biomotion whenever possible to ensure the most accurate diagnoses and corrective measures.  Their technology infrastructure; which produces high-resolution video and images is highly sophisticated and underpins their medical practice at every turn.

The Challenge

The Steadman Clinic had just gone through a major networking infrastructure overhaul.  Their reliance on Cisco paid dividends with the implementation of the networking and converged computing solutions, but when it came down to the storage component, they were forced to experiment.  They tried several leading storage vendors, but none of them could offer an acceptable level of performance or the right level of interoperability with their key medical imaging platform (PACS).  After those failed attempts with other storage solutions, The Steadman Clinic was losing hope fast.

The Solution

The Steadman Clinic implemented an OpenDrives Summit storage solution.  Summit is our hybrid solution combining powerful but cost-effective HDD technology combined with flash drive technology.  Summit is a highly flexible solution capable of providing a robust storage infrastructure for high-resolution images and video.  Summit is the perfect storage solution for The Steadman Clinic, as it balances fast throughput for PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and their Biomotion diagnostic lab.  As a result, Steadman realizes accelerated performance with a cost-effective price point, reliability, and scalability with complete consistency and accuracy of data.

The Result

By implementing our hybrid storage solution, Summit, The Steadman Clinic was able to stabilize their storage infrastructure and also improve transfer speeds and throughput without sacrificing data integrity.  Moving their PACS onto the OpenDrives platform was successful, resulting in over 30 TB of images safely residing on the Summit solution.  Another objective which was successfully accomplished was migrating their advertising and marketing footage onto OpenDrives as well, much of which was distributed across many different storage disks. 

The Steadman Clinic

Read the full case study here.

The Steadman Clinic, which has several clinics in Colorado, is a leading treatment facility for sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.  They are highly expert at both the diagnostic and treatment phases of sports and orthopedic medicine.  The Steadman Clinic physicians are some of the most well trained and experienced in the field.

One aspect of The Steadman Clinic stands out—they are a very forward-leaning clinic, always on the leading edge of implementing the newest and most effective programs, techniques, and tools emerging out of current medical research.  The focus of the clinic is always on the patient’s experience and outcomes, combining a team approach in which the patient works closely with both physician and therapist to achieve a full recovery from injury.  The Steadman Clinic is a firm proponent of physical rehabilitation as a major component in the recovery process.

The Steadman Clinic also has state-of-the-art surgical facilities to help correct orthopedic injuries.  Their operating suites incorporate the most advanced technology and equipment and highly trained nursing staffs to provide physician assistance before, during, and after surgical procedures.  As a matter of fact, The Steadman Clinic leverages the most current technology like MRI and Biomotion whenever possible to ensure the most accurate diagnoses and corrective measures.  Their technology infrastructure; which produces high-resolution video and images is highly sophisticated and underpins their medical practice at every turn.

The Challenge

The Steadman Clinic had just gone through a major networking infrastructure overhaul.  Their reliance on Cisco paid dividends with the implementation of the networking and converged computing solutions, but when it came down to the storage component, they were forced to experiment.  They tried several leading storage vendors, but none of them could offer an acceptable level of performance or the right level of interoperability with their key medical imaging platform (PACS).  After those failed attempts with other storage solutions, The Steadman Clinic was losing hope fast.

The Solution

The Steadman Clinic implemented an OpenDrives Summit storage solution.  Summit is our hybrid solution combining powerful but cost-effective HDD technology combined with flash drive technology.  Summit is a highly flexible solution capable of providing a robust storage infrastructure for high-resolution images and video.  Summit is the perfect storage solution for The Steadman Clinic, as it balances fast throughput for PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and their Biomotion diagnostic lab.  As a result, Steadman realizes accelerated performance with a cost-effective price point, reliability, and scalability with complete consistency and accuracy of data.

The Result

By implementing our hybrid storage solution, Summit, The Steadman Clinic was able to stabilize their storage infrastructure and also improve transfer speeds and throughput without sacrificing data integrity.  Moving their PACS onto the OpenDrives platform was successful, resulting in over 30 TB of images safely residing on the Summit solution.  Another objective which was successfully accomplished was migrating their advertising and marketing footage onto OpenDrives as well, much of which was distributed across many different storage disks.