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July 2015

What to look for in a vendor neutral archive

Sponsored by SearchHealthIT.com

Vendor neutral archives (VNAs) continue to gain popularity in the healthcare industry, a byproduct of the need to share data among various medical imaging systems and other IT setups in hospitals. At its core, a VNA allows physicians and other providers to easily exchange clinical images, regardless of the imaging software or system in use. Various vendors sell VNAs, which puts pressure on hospital purchasing teams as they navigate through plans to install these systems.

In this buyer's essentials guide, health IT professionals and others will learn 13 useful considerations to make before purchasing a VNA -- including important, often disregarded matters and obvious aspects that may require more details. Among the areas discussed are data migration between VNAs, information lifecycle management concerns and how VNAs can better work in tandem with picture archiving and communications systems.

Table Of Contents

  • Explained
  • Obvious issues
  • Critical issues
  • The bottom line