With the National Programme for IT fading into the rear-view mirror, new storage contracts for many NHS Trusts need to be sourced. The good news is that this doesnt have to be a problem – and indeed, could be a real opportunity to find new ways of working with patient data of all sorts, thinks Mark Winstone of SynApps Solutions. Read more from IDMi magazine here – IDMi_Nov15
October 30, 2015 – Tony Backhouse, the Head of the Health Practice at SynApps Solutions, has got some great attention in an important online business publication, Bdaily.
The publication had asked him for his views on how the shake-up of England’s medical imaging market could open the door to achieving a true EPR.
Tony was happy to guide readers on how VNA is a standards-based way of extending PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) services to incorporate DICOM and other format content.
That, he advised, is going to be key to making the sharing of medical data easier for clinicians, as well as making patient records available across any combination of service providers.
“All a VNA is really doing is to extend your proven, workhorse PACS systems by adding a new dimension to the medical images you already need to capture and share,” Tony says.
“By applying a content management approach to your VNA-based medical records, you can make sharing medical data easier and more practical – as well as incorporating lifecycle management and retention policies to support information governance requirements using standard interfaces, which is what the Department of Health wants everyone in UK health informatics to be doing.
“It’s also sensible to use technology we know works in one part of the NHS and extend it to help in other areas, avoiding many of the mistakes we made in the Programme, and also opening up NHS information ‘silos.’”
“Put all this together, and you can see why VNA is swiftly becoming a promising new option for an NHS-wide approach to electronic medical records.”
Tony was also able to get a great shout-out in for our growing roster of successful NHS Trusts working with SynApps to do just what he explains in his article:
“And for a growing band of major [NHS customers], our Vendor Neutral Archive platform is doing just that – extending a central PACS repository to become a key component of a new generation of virtual EPRs.”
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Want to catch up with the SynApps Healthcare team?
See us at the NHS Supply Chain event “Yorkshire Collaborative supplier day” on 17th November. Drop by and have a chat with the team
A few places still remain at our upcoming heathcare events in Manchester (September 8th) and London (Septemer 24th).
‘Open Source: The Key to Sharing Patient Information across the NHS’
March 9th, 2015 – Published today in 24N.biz the story of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which has recently selected a new image management solution partner for better sharing of patient informiton and radiology images.
Kingston is using SynApps Solutions’ Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) for easier and more efficient sharing both within the Trust and other London hospitals.
Read the full story here
The trust will use a vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and enterprise content management platform from SynApps to secure transparent and safe access to images and patient information through a patient care pathway. For the full article, please visit the Computer Weekly website:
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