Vendor neutral medical archives News
November 30, 2016
This issue of SearchHealthIT's Pulse zeroes in on vendor neutral archives -- a distinctive, medical imaging technology in healthcare designed to allow providers to view images in a standard format.
The market for medical imaging management is huge -- possibly worth almost $6 billion by 2021, and in order to grab their share, vendors must adapt and enhance their products. Our cover story explores the state of the vendor neutral archive (VNA) market and looks at how one children's hospital envisions the future use of its medical imaging technology system.
Following up on that notion comes a 2017 wish list, in which three health IT experts explain what future VNA features they'd like to see. A standards-based approach tops that list. Elsewhere in Pulse, a Gartner analyst helps us debunk some of the myths behind the use of blockchain in healthcare, and find out what steps personal health record vendors need to take for a more successful foray into patient engagement.
December 23, 2015
While providers are tying imaging to EHR-based workflows via vendor neutral archives and PACS, many are still leery of the cloud, imaging expert Michael Gray said in this video.
December 14, 2015
Vendor neutral archives, PACS 3.0 let healthcare providers use medical images from diverse sources, independent consultant Michael Gray said in this video from RSNA 2015.
December 08, 2015
RSNA 2015, the biggest North American healthcare tech conference, featured the latest radiology IT and hardware tools -- as well as fun, benign chaos and an international flavor.
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A vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a technology that stores medical images in a standard format and interface, making them accessible to healthcare professionals regardless of what proprietary system created the images. Continue Reading
While VNAs and PACS appear to be coexisting, enterprise imaging in healthcare is taking over from purely departmental and radiology centered approaches, according to a KLAS analyst. Continue Reading
Vendor neutral archives were touted as replacements for PACS for medical specialties in need of image storage. This guide explains how far VNAs have come in reaching that goal. Continue Reading
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See how the top, full-service medical imaging technology vendors differ from one another and which one could best fit your healthcare organization's imaging needs. Continue Reading
See how medical imaging technology, like VNAs and universal viewers, can help healthcare organizations execute patient enablement, population healthcare and other strategies. Continue Reading
PACS, VNAs, DICOM, XDS. Sort out this alphabet soup of medical imaging technology and see how these systems can help improve your healthcare organization. Continue Reading
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A health IT expert discusses the role vendor neutral archives can play in population health, what's needed to integrate the two technologies and the barriers in the way. Continue Reading
IT teams that want to improve cloud know-how can turn to AWS' certifications program as well as a variety of resources. But it doesn't have to be all about AWS; take a vendor-neutral focus. Continue Reading
PACS and VNAs are the image storage standards in healthcare. Cloud medical imaging storage presents benefits that may intrigue healthcare providers to ditch PACS and VNAs. Continue Reading
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Legislative and cultural developments in recent years have forced healthcare professionals to rethink data storage. Health IT leaders, prompted by legislation such as HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act, have re-evaluated their methods of securing and accessing medical images in an effort to improve patient care. That’s no small feat, and heath IT professionals are looking to a variety of technologies to do so. Vendor-neutral archives -- systems that store from many sources and from many vendors’ systems -- seem the most viable answer, but issues with usability and the still recovering economy may stand in the way of increased adoption.
In this three-part guide, SearchHealthIT drills down on the challenges preventing some healthcare organizations from adopting vendor-neutral archives, or VNAs, as well as their purported benefits. First, Shaun Sutner, news and feature writer, highlights the results of a SearchHealthIT survey that asked 110 health IT executives, managers and clinicians about their use of and purchase plans for VNAs and their older brethren, picture archiving and communication systems. Next, Sutner details the VNA implementation at Integris Health in Oklahoma City—with an eye toward what the health system’s journey means for the overall VNA market. In the concluding piece, consultant Reda Chouffani outlines three considerations for IT professionals looking to revisit their healthcare imaging strategies. Continue Reading
EHR data migration expert Sean West of HealthPort offers strategies to make changing EHRs go smoother -- including negotiating with consultants. Continue Reading