VNA and PACS for Healthcare to Reach $5 Billion by 2020: 3 Reasons This Affects You
VNA and Cloud-based Services Pack a One-Two Punch
The market for VNA and PACS continues be a hot topic with an estimated growth rate of six percent every year from 2014 to 2020. That equates to $5 billion, which means few healthcare providers will be unaffected by this technology that allows better access to medical images.
VNA has been a highly touted medical imaging technology, allowing providers to store images in a format that can be accessed through different PACS, regardless of the vendor. The foundation of VNA is in its clinical multimedia content, which is divided into three distinct segments:
- Archiving – images are stored in a safe and accessible manner.
- Workflow distribution – content is distributed in both clinical and non-clinical workflows.
- Capture workflow – content is integrated in clinical and non-clinical workflows
For providers that finally get connected with a VNA and PACS solution, they quickly find out that they can access administrative updates and corrections quite easily. Also, they find efficiencies in code resolution, cross-domain identity accessibility, dynamic tag morphing, information lifecycle management, as well as non-DICOM content.
VNA is also segmented based on the various vendors, which are commercial and independent; geographical location; delivery mode (cloud or on-premise or a cross breed of the two); and business mode, which is either enterprise or departmental.
The reason the market for VNA and PACS is going to hit $5 billion is because hospitals small and large are looking for cost savings in their data storage solutions, more convenient and cost effective migration services, more flexibility in the amount of data they can store, and the ability to access disaster recovery solutions.
If anything is going to hold the market growth back it will be on the providers’ end. For instance, if they have a lack of human resources or lack the IT personnel who have the right skills for managing the technology. There is also the issue of security breaches that account for trepidation among providers who are reluctant to jump into this solution, especially in its cloud-based form.
Cloud-based solutions have come a long way in regard to offering high-end security measures. Level IV data centers are among the most trustworthy, offering physical security on the grounds of the facility, as well as impenetrable firewalls that protect all data from becoming compromised. Without such assurances, cloud-based vendors wouldn’t be able to retain clients or gain access to new ones.
Cloud-based vendors using VNA technology allow clients access to scalable, flexible solutions without prohibitive costs. In fact, even the most rural, budget-conscious providers are finding value in cloud-based solutions offered by the best vendors.
OffSite Image Management, Inc. has been a pioneer in offering cloud-based VNA solutions. Our 360-degree approach to medical image archiving and accessibility gives our clients everything they need to not only archive their images, but also to share them with other facilities and other departments, regardless of the type of PACS they’re using. Contact OffSite today and find out how we can save you money and improve your workflow.