SynApps Scales up Its Health Sector Team to Meet Strong VNA Demand from NHS England

UK tech SME building health IT market momentum with four NHS England hospitals turning to its Vendor Neutral Archive electronic patient record platform

Maidenhead, UK – July 16, 2014 –SynApps Solutions, the content management specialist, has today announced four major hospital Trusts have selected its VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) solution as the basis of a new generation of EPR (Electronic Patient Records).

These NHS England customers are the latest of a growing roster of Trusts that see VNA, an emerging standards-based way of extending proprietary DICOM-based PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) imaging systems,  as key to meeting Department of Health demands to be ‘paperless’ by 2018.

This will be achieved, say the Trust’s IT leaders, by applying a content management approach to their VNA-based medical records to incorporate DICOM and other format content and make the sharing of medical data easier as well as making patient records available across any combination of service providers across the NHS and beyond. SynApps’ customers say VNA will be the basis of their own next-generation, low-cost EPR (Electronic Patient Records) digital health systems.

“We welcome these new customers, plus are delighted to be helping them get make the Secretary of State’s vision of a paperless, truly data-sharing NHS a reality,” said SynApps’ Sales & Marketing Director, Mark Winstone.

“We have been growing the SynApps health sector team to meet the strong VNA demand that is coming through and will continue to build resource to provide excellent service to NHS England CCIOs.font-size: medium;”

“What makes a VNA-based solution so powerful is that we know it works, we know it’s in place – and we know many NHS England Trusts already use a DICOM-oriented approach to share information.

“The interest and take up of the solution by UK Trusts is testament to the VNA approach’s huge potential.”

About SynApps

SynApps is an independent services and solutions company specialising in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies. Founded in 2003 by former Documentum services professionals, the company provides consultancy, implementation and support services for EMC Documentum, and has authored a suite of content integration solutions, ConXApps, that allow businesses to quickly maximise their investment in ECM technologies.  Organisations across healthcare, government and commercial markets rely on SynApps solutions and services to capture and share knowledge more dynamically and efficiently.

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