Cost-effective data storage for healthcare professionals
Build a PACS system with Synology HIPAA compliant NAS
Effectively managing and protecting a growing amount of healthcare related data — such as patient information or X-ray images — can present a huge challenge to hospitals. Synology develops cost-effective and expandable all-in-one NAS servers, supporting various encryption and backup features to ensure data safety and availability.
Build a cost-effective PACS system with Synology NAS
Hospitals store large electronic images such as X-rays plain films, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in PACS (Picture archiving and communication system), allowing efficient access to images from multiple modalities. With the PACS package, hospitals can build a cost-effective PACS system with Synology NAS.
HIPAA compliant NAS for data security
Hospitals should comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the privacy of individual identifiable health information in terms of physical, technical, and network safeguard. With a HIPAA compliant storage, Protected Health Information (PHI) can be safely stored, managed, shared, and transmitted. Synology NAS are HIPAA compliant, providing technical safeguards, such as encryption, file access control, and hardware encryption engine to efficiently protect healthcare information, without affecting performance.
Hardware encryption engine
With hardware encryption engine, select Synology NAS can offload encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU, so data transmission speed of the encrypted files will not be affected and the processing power is freed up for other important tasks.
Account and privilege management
Centralizing hospital departments’ data onto one storage is cost effective, since the numbers of servers and storages that need to be deployed and maintained can be reduced. With Windows ACL and File Access Logging features, administrators can manage thousands of files with file access control, making sure the files are only accessible by the intended parties.
Windows AD and LDAP
For hospitals that have established domain user accounts through Windows Active Directory (AD) or LDAP, there is no need to maintain two sets of credentials - Synology NAS can act as a LDAP and AD client to integrate with hospitals’ existing account system seamlessly.
Smart backup and easy restoration
Important files – patient information, medical record, X-rays – should be backed up to protect against unexpected disk failure or natural disaster. Learn more
Snapshot technology brings point-in-time data recovery
Select Synology NAS models bring snapshot technology, allowing businesses to automatically capture point-in-time copies of data as frequently as every 5 minutes without occupying system resources, as well as flexibly customize the retention policy to save up to 256 hourly, daily, or weekly recovery points according to hospitals’ need.
A wide range of backup destinations
Backing up a hospital’s Synology NAS to another Synology NAS located locally or at another location with Network Backup, Shared Folder Sync, or Cloud Station. That way, if the main Synology NAS crashes, medical personnel can recover the data stored on the backup Synology NAS.
With multi-version backup, medical information can be restored to a particular point in time on either local storage or off-site storage. If one accidently overwrite or delete documents, simply browse through previous versions with the intuitive timeline and restore exactly the file you need. In addition, storage consumption is minimized as it only saves specific data blocks that are changed between versions.
Build a reliable and continuous healthcare system
Hospitals’ mission-critical service disruption can lead to data loss, cost big money, and even affect medical operation. Investing on Synology NAS in advance can maximize system uptime.
Ensure system uptime with Synology High Availability
With Synology High Availability (SHA) technology, hospitals can reduce service downtime by mirroring the data on the active Synology NAS to the passive Synology NAS, and having the active server automatically failover to the passive server when the former one goes offline. Learn more
Redundancy mechanisms maximize system uptime
Select Synology NAS models come with redundant hardware components, such as SAS modules, LAN ports, power supply modules, and system fans, ensuring service continuity when one of the component fails.
RAID protection prevent data loss
With RAID technology, data can be distributed across hard drives to ensure data redundancy and performance improvement, allowing files to remain accessible even when one hard drive fails. Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) is the RAID technology developed by Synology, designed to make storage volume deployment easier and more flexible. Learn more
Global hot spare enhances data availability
Select Synology NAS models support global hot spare drives, allowing standby hard drives to repair a degraded volume/Disk Group/iSCSI LUN by automatically replacing a failed drive. Learn more
Management for large- scale surveillance system
IP cameras are deployed in every nook and cranny in hospital buildings to ensure environment safety. However, managing large number of IP camera deployments and recordings are formidable. Synology Surveillance Station supports Central Manage System (CMS), allowing a centralized host server control over recording servers located in different hospital buildings, so IP camera deployment, maintenance, and management can be centralized into one interface. Learn more
Handle expandable and petabytes of patient Data
Constantly growing medical data requires a significant amount of storage space. Synology offers wide range of NAS models and expansion units, allowing for small small-scale solutions or large deployments scalable up to 1PB. Which NAS is right for you?
Proven around the world
Hospitals across the globe have already integrated Synology NAS servers and successfully protected sensitive healthcare information with various Synology features. Check out our case studies to see what people are saying about Synology NAS.
Compare NAS and find the right model for you
Synology’s versatile and comprehensive range of products are designed to suit all occasions, meeting different industry demands and catering to specific individual needs. Find out which model is the best fit for you