Hospitals and clinics offer hundreds of life-saving procedures to their clients, many of them using technical devices requiring digital scans, lab results and imaging data to be saved in proprietary formats. As new government standards, technology and procedures are introduced into the healthcare environment, hospitals and clinics find themselves managing layers of proprietary data with outdated software and redundant hardware to access these vital records
The heterogeneous PACS environment is quickly becoming difficult to manage with rising costs, explosive data growth and the lack of inter-connectivity between departments.
The current PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) environment is filled with challenges, including:
- - Rising costs driven by explosive data growth
- - Achieving the Federal Government’s Meaningful Use objectives
- - Lack of technical innovation among current PACS solutions
- - Disaster Recovery risks
- - PACS complexity
Managing multiple PACS also means dealing with many different vendors, and limits the flow of information.
A growing number of healthcare organizations, pursuing both EMR interoperability and improved outcomes are leveraging the benefits of Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) to deliver relevant information to the point-of-care physician.
When you consolidate and manage your stoorage environments using Vendor Neutral Archive, you can:
- - Greatly Improve Patient Care: A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) enables access to a complete patient record ad provides the ability to share that patient information with any department throughout your entire organization.
- - Reduce Dependency on PACS Providers: A true VNA establishes a comprehensive central repository of all medical images and other digital clinical files.
- - Simplify Approach: With a VNA, your storage environment becomes far less complex and minimizes the cost of future PACS migrations.
- - Enjoy Uninterrupted Access: Still maintain access to all of your images, even when your PCS is down.
- - Reduce Costs: A VNA lowers the number of interfaces necessary to link your Electronic Medical Records (EMR) with other information systems.
- - Mitigate Risks: VNAs help decrease risk by utilizing intelligent retention-management policies to better control data lifecycles.
Solutions from Open Technologies provide secure and reliable access to all digital diagnostic and treatment content, we’ll design fully implemented solutions that:
- - Go beyond DICOM and embrace all relevant standards
- - Liberate hospitals from costly vendor chains and handicapped technologies
- - Magnify and complete the patient record and all EMR systems
- - Enable the full, necessary suite of digital tools for physicians
Contact our experienced staff to learn more about improving patient care and lowering the costs of managing extensive volumes of digital data.