the increasing needs of hospitals for a comprehensive data management solution, Commvault, Tinton Falls, NJ, and Laitek Inc., Homewood, Ill., have announced a multifaceted, strategic partnership to develop and market clinical data management solutions. To further strengthen the partnership and to ensure alignment of business goals, Commvault has made a strategic investment in Laitek.

Commvault and Laitek aim to meet the unique challenges faced by healthcare systems seeking enterprise-wide deployments of data management systems that provide secure, PACS-neutral data, free from vendor dependence, and long-term accessibility.

“Healthcare providers are looking beyond retiring legacy systems – increasingly they want a comprehensive approach to data management that supports a varied and changing mix of clinical applications systems,” said Fred M. Behlen, Ph.D., founder and president of Laitek. “Together the combination of Laitek and Commvault will enable hospital systems to address enterprise data management needs quickly and safely. Our years of experience in the PACS data migration space, combined with Commvault’s complementary capabilities in data protection, will create powerful solutions that meet the data management requirements of today’s healthcare providers.”

“With both companies focused on open, vendor-neutral solutions and faster data migration, designed to significantly drive down costs and provide easy, secure access of patient records through a holistic data management approach, the partnership between Commvault and Laitek is ideally positioned in today’s medical imaging market for success,” said N. Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO, of Commvault. “Commvault’s joint solution with Laitek will transform the medical data archival market and will provide a unique value proposition that healthcare enterprises cannot get from other vendors. At the same time, our partnership with Laitek is expected to provide highly synergistic growth opportunities in this market.”

Under a development and original equipment manufacturing agreement, the two companies will deliver a separate, new, medical management solution built on Commvault’s recently released data software platform while leveraging Laitek’s Semperdata platform for rapid, clean and cost effective data migration. The net new, joint solution will be initially aimed at retiring high cost, legacy PACS systems and then be transformed into a full-fledged medical data archive platform that is source, application and storage vendor agnostic. The open, agnostic nature of both platforms will provide the customer with a true vendor-neutral archive solution.

The solution is expected to be delivered to the market in the first quarter of 2016.

Commvault and Laitek will take the joint solution to market together under the Commvault brand with Laitek providing sales, marketing, migration services and technical support to enhance the Commvault healthcare market offerings.