Nordstar Focused Solutions:
Clinical Repository


Hitachi Clinical Repository (HCR) provides a vendor neutral, enterprise-wide infrastructure. Patient medical data is critical and needs to be available to medical professionals for patient treatment when a patient needs it. Large medical institutions have a network of smaller regional hospitals and/or clinics to service their patients. Hospitals also have separate medical systems that need to communicate for treatment and administrative purposes. NordStar Group, in our commitment in offering focused solutions tailored to solve specific issues is proud to offer the Hitachi Data Systems Clinical Repository.  HCP supports policy-based integration from multiple distributed or centralized repositories, such as radiology, cardiology, pathology and other imaging systems. Hitachi Clinical Repository also allows any type of fixed content data, including electronic patient summary records, laboratory results, pharmacy records and even video files, to be stored and intelligently mined within a single system. With the HDS clinical repository, providers can now support a successful electronic health record implementation by combining clinical and nonclinical data into a single data management system, while driving meaningful use through access to the enriched data registry.  

Hitachi Clinical Repository provides a single online repository of all clinical data to enable efficient protection, search and retrieval across all healthcare data content. Future access is assured by the ability of HCR to ingest data in its native format, ensuring continued access and use of the original data by the source applications. With no database integrations required, HCR can be deployed quickly and efficiently while lowering the total cost of ownership through its unique standards-based ingestion engine. By indexing objects, and their associated metadata and as the data is presented to the repository, Hitachi Clinical Repository allows for fast retrieval of all relevant patient data. Speedy retrieval is assured regardless of where the data was generated or stored.

HITACHI CLINICAL REPOSITORY: Offers the following benefits to a medical facility AND to a patient.

Data Movement

Simplified data ingestion with little to no integration required in order to consolidate the patient’s longitudinal record.

Ease of Use

Indexing and standardizing of the metadata, which improves interoperability of patient data without expensive point-to-point integrations.


The infrastructure of HCR enables it to scale out to the largest of deployments and can aggregate the entire patient record from multiple applications, multiple vendors and even multiple facilities.


Access to the metadata repository and the patient longitudinal record through a single point of integration, without the need for costly point-to-point proprietary database schema integrations

Data Management

Simplified data management, which reduces hardware and software costs while enabling redeployment of important resources

Legacy Systems

Leverage of legacy assets for the life of the data.

Management Cost

Streamlines data storage resulting in lower cost of record keeping and record management.

Efficient and effective use of patient information, now and in the future, can only be realized through data neutrality. This strategy, when underpinned by Hitachi Clinical Repository, maintains clinician satisfaction while protecting the independence of clinical data. Simultaneously, it improves total cost of ownership, by measurably reducing capital and operating expenses (CAPEX and OPEX).


Hitachi Clinical Repository consolidates different storage systems into a single, searchable, consolidated view that is independent of the source applications. Data integration involves the consolidation of data from disparate systems and sources: across departments (radiology, ambulatory, labs), across domains (clinical, business, operational) and across data types (text, video, images).

HCR delivers relief from point-to-point integration efforts with its 1-system-1-time ingestion of all data types and its capacity to enable a single, searchable, consolidated view that is independent of source applications. In addition to its ability to ingest disparate data, Hitachi Clinical Repository simplifies access to data via EHR, EMR or portal-like solutions by eliminating the need for point-to-point integration No longer will there be a need to individually integrate viewers to the individual departmental or domain databases. Instead, administrators can integrate once, directly to HCR, and enable EHR, EMR or portal access to all of the data that resides in the clinical repository.


The true value of Hitachi Clinical Repository is the ability to aggregate all digital medical images, electronic health and medical records, and the associated metadata related to patient care. HCR leverages data from your existing departmental picture archiving and communications systems, as well as existing hospital information systems. It answers the challenge of consolidating and integrating

multiple imaging departments into a single, searchable and sharable image repository. And, because HCR leverages Hitachi storage capabilities, your infrastructure can scale out to the largest deployments. It can aggregate the entire patient record from multiple applications, multiple vendors and even multiple facilities. HCR acts as a vendor-neutral archive through valuable features and capabilities

NordStar in partnership with Hitachi Data Solutions and other strategic partners have identified and developed focused solutions to solve our client’s needs.