Explore VNA Solutions with this Dynamic Comparison Chart

 Clinicians consulting MRI image resultsHealth systems are moving to vendor neutral archives (VNAs) for a number of reasons. They make it easier to share data between departments and across organizations. When paired with enterprise viewing software, a VNA can enable collaboration, giving each provider access to the patient’s entire medical history and images. As the foundation of an enterprise imaging solution, it creates opportunities to increase efficiencies, streamline workflows, lower costs, and improve patient care.


5 Steps to Achieve Interoperability in Your Healthcare Enterprise

Healthcare’s digital transformation is progressing, but it’s far from complete. The lack of effective data sharing is becoming an urgent strategic issue for C-suite leaders, who need a complete data picture on patients in order to deliver value-based care.

New, voluntary data standards are beginning to make it easier to exchange data, but sharing data with legacy systems remains a challenge. Developing interoperability, where all partners and platforms can share data is essential.

So how do you achieve this? The infographic below illustrates the five steps that will help you accomplish interoperability for integrations and workflows.


HIMSS 2018 Preview: Security, Business Intelligence & Interoperability

 A Large Crowd at a Trade Show

Technological breakthroughs are transforming healthcare, but whether that transformation improves patient care or not, is another matter. Figuring out how to leverage new technologies in a way that benefits patients is an ongoing challenge. It’s also a common theme at the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition March 5-9.


Fixing IT Security Risks at an Academic Hospital and Trauma Center

Healthcare information technology security is a common casualty of the M&A activity that’s reshaping the hospital landscape almost daily. Kaufman Hall, a healthcare consulting firm that tracks hospital mergers and acquisitions, reported that a record 115 separate hospital transactions were announced in 2017 alone.

As hospitals change hands, so do their health IT systems. That exposes those systems to new risks and threats during and after the transactions. It also requires legacy health IT systems to adapt to new IT risk management and governance policies, procedures and protocols to ensure technology infrastructure is optimized to prevent IT security breaches.


A Healthcare Minute: Protecting Systems and Patient Data [Video]

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on ITN website and is reprinted here with permission.


Healthcare depends on patient trust — trust in the physician, in the system, in the privacy they provide. Security breaches of the IT systems that hold patient data can undermine that trust. Will patients who do not trust the integrity of health IT spill over to providers, leading some to go to other providers? Will those who remain hesitate or refuse to disclose details that physicians and nurses need to manage their healthcare?