Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. introduced a new solution for healthcare providers to improve clinical decision making and resulting patient care. Hitachi Clinical Repository (HCR) is an information management solution that transforms raw medical data and images into meaningful information, independent of the source applications. Leveraging the company’s leading intelligent data and storage management technologies, HCR creates a metadata repository based on any information system and gives healthcare providers a consolidated view of all relevant patient information. As a result, healthcare organisations can increase interoperability, significantly reduce costs while improving access to data, and better utilize electronic health records (EHRs) to meet important government healthcare initiatives. Hitachi Data Systems provides a complete data transformation service to capture appropriate data from the many information sources within an enterprise, index that data as well as its file system, application and customer metadata, and then make that data available to external sources through the platform’s API architecture.