Six good reasons to transition to the Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging VNA

Simplify your IT landscape and enhance care collaboration, with curated, good-quality multimedia image data, stored in one place.

Transitioning to the Enterprise Imaging VNA is about more than solving your imaging data storage challenges. It’s about providing image identification and capturing workflows that ensure that your metadata has excellent quality when creating a patient longitudinal view accessible within the EMR.

It is also about planning your archiving needs with the future in mind and exploring your cloud storage options. It support your corporate evolution, such as becoming part of a regional network, reducing IT complexity and cost.

Most importantly, it’s about giving your clinicians easy access to the entire patient imaging record and supporting the collaboration needed to deliver excellent patient care. The Enterprise Imaging VNA ticks all these boxes, with a modern, standards-based platform purpose-built on the latest technology.

Image data now comes from all over the hospital, and each type requires its own capture and storage workflow:
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Diagnostic imaging, Evidence imaging (pictures, photographs, videos), Image-based clinical reports, Procedure imaging (EEG, ECG, Endoscopy, …)

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“Agfa HealthCare well exceeded customer expectations and notably rated highest with the largest archive of data storage among all measured VNA solutions”

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Here are six good reasons to transition to the
Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging VNA

1. Reduced complexity, enhanced cost-efficiency

No matter how or where an image is captured, Enterprise Imaging VNA can consolidate and curate it. The solution offers:

Simplified image data management:
with a single, central point of data management and administration, all core VNA functions can be configured and managed from the web-based administration tools with ease.

Administrator access
to all key tools with easy configuration of functions on the web without scripting or need for advanced professional services.

Advanced privacy and security management:
the rich toolset for configuring access control, privacy and confidentiality supports compliance with the GDPR and HIPAA. The audit record repository is IHE ATNA-compliant.

Reduced storage costs:
intelligent Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) tools, storage, and deletion rules optimize your storage while enabling faster access to the data clinicians to need.

2. Flexible image acquisition workflows, for robust metadata

Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging VNA workflows ensure the quality and usability of your image data.

Flexible workflow and robust metadata
can be configured and tailored for each department, including non-DICOM multimedia data.

Quality Control workflows
enable patient/study reconciliation, even for imaging departments outside of radiology and cardiology.

Encounter-based image acquisition
can be made via the file system folder functionality. Specific folders will be monitored for data to be uploaded in the Enterprise Imaging VNA.

Anywhere, Anytime
Users can capture medical images anywhere, anytime, with their own mobile devices.

3. Enhanced care team collaboration

By adding the Agfa HealthCare XERO® universal viewer to your Enterprise Imaging VNA, you give your care team access to the multimedia patient images they need, wherever they are – including at the point of care.

The XERO web-based universal viewer offers collaboration tools with a timeline view and specialty hanging protocols.

The integrated Microsoft Teams® / Agfa HealthCare XERO functionality enhances the collaborative aspect between care team members from across multiple specialties. They can collaborate remotely to discuss medical cases and provide treatment decision support.

4. Cross-regional care

The Enterprise Imaging VNA enables you to meet the demands of regional health systems.

It provides the standards-based modular features and functions required for managing data across your regional health system.

Scalable solutions include a centralized VNA or a federated VNA for large regions with multiple VNAs.

Intelligent routing can be used for routing configuration and prefetching.