There are many emerging trends in the healthcare industry as of late, but one of the most potentially lucrative innovations lies in vendor neutral archives. Providers across the U.S. are looking for ways to modernize medical imaging strategies, and VNAs are a hot prospect.

The architecture of these imaging processes allows for simplified data exchange, according to Imaging Technology News, especially in terms of disaster recovery and image management capabilities. Despite the unique business opportunity this type of technological advancement provides, there are several healthcare executives that have yet to hone in on these requirements. As a result, the benefits, costs and return on investment for VNAs has yet to be fully communicated within the healthcare industry.

Reasons for this lack of business initiative include existing contracts and the costs of starting up electronic health record systems, according to the source. If more hospitals knew the benefits of a VNA, they would look to implement them. Several innovative organizations using VNAs have already experienced positive ROI through their implementation.

Likewise, interoperability has entered a market of supply and demand, especially on a nationwide scale, according to Healthcare IT News. Still, high-level architecture seems to be on a track moving forward as the bulk of organizations move toward EHRs. Contrary to some beliefs, VNAs actually makes things easier for organizations rather than complicated.

A VNA is fundamental to a healthcare systems' enterprise imaging strategy. The greatest advantage of such a system is that not only is it interoperable, but it can also manage, store and share clinical images and related content regardless of vendor and digital format. VNAs, like those offered by FUJIFILM TeraMedica, can reliably store, manage, retrieve and query clinical images and related information from any PACS system or vendor.

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