5 Ways to Bring Your VNA Strategy to Life with a Living Medical Archive

For years, medical imaging systems have continually evolved—from the first instances of departmental PACS in the mid-1990s, through to today’s third-generation VNAs, which can provide a network-wide, data-rich longitudinal view of patient history and context; improve content visualization through an advanced universal viewer companion; and facilitate secure, seamless information exchange and patient indexing across the enterprise.

So, what is a ‘living medical archive’?

These systems go beyond the offerings of typical third-generation VNAs, providing the same robust platform for storing all DICOM and non-DICOM data, but are enhanced with flexible, modular, and dynamic capabilities.

In this white paper, we explore five aspects that set living medical archives apart from VNAs:

  • Scalability
  • Managing Enterprise Data
  • Interoperability
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Single-Vendor