Philips iVault is a server that enables clinics and hospitals to store and share medical images with caregivers, patients and 3rd parties. The iVault is part of Philips PACS, which is a Product-Service-System that enables hospitals to manage their medical images. It ties into the cloud-based Philips Digital Health Platform, connecting healthcare products and services, into a smart network of healthcare solutions.
- User research, user observation and interviews
- User research, journey and pain point mapping
- Design strategy
- Product hardware- and UX design
- Hardware prototyping
Due to the physical footprint and the costs of previous systems, PACS could only be obtained by large hospitals with a dedicated server room. iVault puts PACS in reach of small hospitals since it’s a cloud-controlled plug-and-play device. In case of disk-failure spare disks, located within the device, are activated via the cloud. This diminishes on-site maintenance and lowers cost-of-ownership. The modular design enables stand-alone functionality, while retaining compatibility with 19-inch server racks.