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November 2016, Vol. 4, No. 4

Health IT experts reveal their wish list for vendor neutral archives

Vendor neutral archives allow providers to stores all of their images and data in a standard format that can be accessed by other systems, regardless of the vendor. The content is consolidated in a single centralized repository that is easily accessible and interoperable with other systems. Data is captured and stored once and users are able to retrieve it multiple times from multiple different applications. The market for medical imaging management -- including vendor neutral archives (VNAs) -- is expected to reach $5.78 billion by 2021, due in part to advances in diagnostic imaging and image management, as well as increased adoption of the technology. SearchHealthIT asked four experts what VNA features and improvements are on their wish list for 2017 and beyond. Their answers included support for multiple imaging formats and embracing interoperability standards, as well as clarity around what constitutes medical imaging. Our experts also wanted to see the expansion of vendor neutral archives into an enterprise content ...

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