SynApps Solutions and Alfresco Schedule Key Open Source VNA Launch Event

Content management leader SynApps Solutions and its key technology partner Alfresco set to unveil new Open Source NHS IT solution

Maidenhead, UK, 26 February, 2015 – Content management leader SynApps Solutions and its key technology partner Alfresco are to host a launch event for an Open Source VNA.

VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) is a strongly-emerging standards-based way of extending PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) services to manage DICOM and other format content to make the sharing of medical and patient information as easy and safe as possible.

The additional benefit of using Open Source resources means Trusts looking to evolve their own local, workable health IT (HIT) solutions can take full ownership of the code and develop it to meet their specific institutional requirements as well as facilitate the sharing of NHS Apps built on the platform.

NHS health leaders, NHS Chief Clinical Information Officers and other HIT stakeholders are being invited to hear more at a special launch event being held on March 26 (1.30 – 4.30 pm) at the Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds, LS1 5NS.

The event will explore the benefits of a VNA-based approach to creating powerful Clinical Archives using the only Open Source document management platform suited for the purpose, from Alfresco.

Attendees will hear from NHS England’s Open Source Programme internal champion Peter Coates, as well as from Open Source VNA thought leader Rachel Dunscombe, CIO at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. Coates will explore how health and social care organisations can make the most of the growing range of Open Source systems coming on-stream, plus how to get them to yield flexible integration and lower costs, while Dunscombe will discuss why it is important to the NHS and in particular Hospitals to bring together Open Source and VNA technologies.

“We are delighted to be offering “certified” technology which we know works to Trusts via the highly promising route of Open Source,” confirmed SynApps Solutions Sales & Marketing Director, Mark Winstone.

“The Leeds launch promises to be an excellent forum to look at the new product, engage in detailed discussion with VNA and Open Source technology pioneers and experts, as well as network with peers in NHS HIT,” he added.

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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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