eHealth Insider Reports – Royal Liverpool Adds SynApps VNA

The report begins:

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a vendor neutral archive from SynApps.

The VNA will allow the trust to store digital images from its new Carestream picture archiving and communications system, as well as existing electronic patient notes.

Clinicians will be able to access the files instantaneously from any location or device, including mobile devices and tablets, said James Norman, chief information officer at the trust.

“We are not locked into any type of device, and we are also able to view the data from other systems,” he said. “We are looking to bring in cardiology and ophthalmology data, and potentially other data sets.”

The refresh of the PACS/RIS market in England has triggered a new interest in archiving, as trusts look to take more control of their own imaging data, and share it with other local trusts and new networks.

However, a recent report from EHI Intelligence found that, to date, relatively few trusts have gone the extra step and looked for a VNA to store both imaging and other kinds of data.

Read the full eHI interview here