Delkin Blog

Medical Device Flash Storage: Factors to Consider

 

Hospitals and other medical organizations have grown increasingly reliant on technology to deliver patient care and coordinate medical information. The result is a vast quantity of medical information that requires secure and reliable storage for any medical device. Medical hardware and flash storage naturally go hand-in-hand. When choosing a flash storage solution for medical data, there are a few important considerations OEMs must keep in mind.

 

The Average Size of Medical Files

Medical files typically contain large amounts of data, whether they are electronic health records (EHRs) or imaging scans. The average x-ray alone requires about 8 MB of space, and a typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a patient’s brain involves taking well over 200 images. In short, just one patient may require several gigabytes of data storage, and the average hospital or healthcare clinic may see thousands of patients each year. This means that it’s necessary to choose flash storage for a medical device that offers a large capacity.

 

The Need for HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires all medical organizations dealing with sensitive patient data to take appropriate steps to secure that information and prevent unauthorized access. Because of this, it’s crucial to choose a medical hardware flash storage solution that offers built-in encryption. Encryption is available on many flash storage devices, including mSATA SSDs, USB thumb drives, and microSD units.

 

The Importance of Quick Access

Patients who are experiencing medical emergencies need care right away, and in order to provide rapid care, healthcare providers need to be able to access a patient’s EHRs as quickly as possible. This can be difficult with conventional storage solutions, such as hard disk drives (HDDs), as hard disk read speeds are limiting. With an average HDD, it would take over 15 seconds to read and render an MRI image with a size of 1.8 GB. This might not seem significant, but in an emergency situation, every second can mean the difference between life and death. By choosing an industrial grade SSD with flash technology, healthcare providers can see that same 1.8 GB file in just 0.15 seconds.

 

Delkin has a longstanding history of working with healthcare companies to provide medical device flash storage solutions. Our U.S.-based plant manufactures large-capacity, high-speed solid state drives (SSDs) and portable flash storage devices that meet the unique needs of hospitals and other medical organizations. Contact our Customer Support team today to discuss your organization’s flash storage needs.

 

ORDER DELKIN INDUSTRIAL FLASH STORAGE TODAY through our distribution partner Newark.

For Europe Contact Our Partner Farnell

 

Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Posts

Temperature Considerations for SSD- Hot Climate
The Benefits of Industrial Temperature for Industrial Applications

  Flash storage solutions come in two categories—commercial and industrial. These two product grades are...

Digital Gaming Applications
Industrial CompactFlash (CF) Cards: The Perfect Fit for Gaming Applications

  Behind the bright lights and ringing sounds of casinos are the flash storage cards...

A Case Study in Application Design That Considers Technological Advancements

  When designing state-of-the-art technological applications, designers and engineers are faced with a major challenge—creating...

Healthcare Industrial Flash Storage
Modernize Your Healthcare Data Storage with Industrial Flash

  The healthcare community relies heavily on tech for daily functions, from reading test results...

Delkin Industrial Application Lifecycle Management
Product Life Cycle Management FAQs

  When it comes to flash storage, developing a world-class application isn’t enough. Life cycle...

Person on laptop evaluating SMART data
Customer Success Story: Enhance Embedded Memory with SMART Cards

Flash storage offers a modernized opportunity to store and access data at a high...

Ruggedized SSDs- Technology for Industrial Users: What You Need to Know

  SSDs are so ubiquitous today that you may be surprised to learn that they...

Delkin Devices Technical Support: We’re Here to Help

  Delkin Devices is a global industrial Flash memory and storage provider with the best...

Power Fail
Understanding Power Failures in Flash Storage

  The Cost of Power Failures  For industrial applications, the cost of power failures can be...

Ruggedized SSDs- Technology for Industrial Users: What You Need to Know

  SSDs are so ubiquitous today that you may be surprised to learn that they...