Vendor-Neutral Archives Still Require Better Definition
Vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) have become central to the management of medical images, and demand for them is clearly growing, as indicated by the increasing number of installations worldwide. As this market develops, there is a need for clearer guidance and dialogue on the requirements that should lead to a decision to implement VNAs. Identifying the benefits that VNAs may provide over alternative systems also will play a fundamental role in their wider adoption. This is according to a recent article in AuntMinnieEurope written by InMedica, a division of IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)).
The article is based on InMedica’s latest report, The World Market for Medical Enterprise Data Storage – VNA – 2012.
For successful implementation of VNAs, InMedica makes five key recommendations for suppliers and healthcare providers, as follows:
The article focuses on the first recommendation of defining and mapping needs. For the full article please visit AuntMinnieEurope.
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