Vendor neutral archiving (VNA) technology has gone beyond a trending imaging fad and has earned a reputation as a go-to solution for ease of access to imaging data. The following are some of the key reasons VNA is here to stay:

  • Flexibility
    Each department can configure the most convenient workflow. This flexibility allows for quality control workflows for access to imaging data at any time and any place.
  • Ease-of-Use
    Simplifying the way images are managed, as well as imaging data, whether it’s DICOM or non-DICOM, is something that can improve any radiology department or other healthcare department relying on radiology data. VNA achieves this with its central point of data management.
  • Organization-Wide Management
    Satellite offices are no longer “in the dark.” With the right VNA solution, you can meet the demands of your entire health system, regardless of how spread out it might be. Even with multiple VNA solutions at work, you can easily manage across the entire system without encountering roadblocks.
  • Cloud-Friendly
    Some of the best VNA solutions are utilizing cloud-based technology to deliver the best possible viewing experience. This means the vendor does all the heavy lifting and you’re simply left to view your images on your time and wherever you might be.

Controlling Costs

The added benefits of a VNA solution are key for medical imaging workflow but also important is that VNA solutions allow you to simplify image management and reduce costs related to storage, particularly in the cloud-based model.

Not only do on-site servers take up valuable space, but they also cost a lot of money for the initial investment and the ongoing management, and not all healthcare providers have the IT staff on hand for managing these databanks. The cloud-based solutions take the on-premises model off the table and instead offer a safer, disaster recovery-rich environment that can take the bite out of the budgetary concerns.

Finding the Right Vendor

At OffSite Image Management, we know that one healthcare provider’s needs can differ wildly from the next. Rather than offer a one-size-fits-all solution, our VNA solution can be customized to meet your specific needs.

At OffSite, we offer the following with our VNA:

  • Browser agnostic capabilities
  • Supports API-level integration
  • Supports DICOM and non-DICOM content
  • Hardware independent
  • RIS updates spread automatically
  • Supports on-premises, hybrid and cloud storage architecture
  • Aggregates query results from disparate PACS

For more information about our services and how they can protect you while improving patient care and controlling costs, contact us today.