Vendor Neutral means Savings
Reducing healthcare costs, improving clinical quality and adopting a more patient-centric view are now universal goals that require immediate, secure access to clinical information.
What is VNA?
The term Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) for imaging refers to an enterprise-level storage and workflow solution that resolves a range of enterprise medical image workflow challenges without locking you into an expensive ‘proprietary’ solution.
The concept of neutrality is central to a VNA. Systems must comply with enterprise workflows standards by storing information in non-proprietary, interchange formats. This is the essence of “neutrality.” The enterprise workflow challenge prioritizes neutrality in favor of context and data management, simplified migration & immediate access to disparate patient information, regardless of source.
Information Lifecycle Management
Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) retention policies are critical to addressing your medical image needs. Balancing ever-growing storage demands with clinical & legal retention requirements is more important than ever. Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) of clinical data stored on a VNA is a powerful tool for managing PHI retention policies. This allows ILM rules to be applied more uniformly & easily managed from a location, thereby reducing ongoing operational costs.