Vendor neutral archive: An intelligent home for healthcare content

Healthcare organizations like yours recognize the value of clinical automation, but still seek to find better ways to manage the growing volume and variety of patient content that exists inside and outside core healthcare applications.

With the industry leading, vendor neutral archive (VNA) from Lexmark Healthcare, you can maximize the value of medical images, photos, videos and documents through effective data management and sharing that span the enterprise. With a VNA you can place vital information in the hands of your clinicians at the point of care.

Benefits of a Vendor Neutral Archive

With a vendor neutral archive, you can:

  • Image-enable the EMR to improve clinician workflow
  • Consolidate clinical images in a single, vendor-agnostic archive
  • Provide an integrated platform for image management
  • Promote interoperability and transparency of information-sharing across facilities
  • Establish a platform that supports business goals and initiatives

With more than 1,000 sites globally, Lexmark VNA provides standards-based access to patient information regardless of the viewing application. It stores information and allows real-time retrieval while maintaining compliance with privacy and security regulations, ultimately assuring independence from vendor-specific data formats.

The Lexmark VNA is an ideal strategy to complement your core healthcare applications, like your EMR, PACS and clinical applications, in the quest to realize clinical, financial and IT benefits.

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Clinical integration

Collaborative healthcare depends on the real-time delivery of multiple types of patient data. But when that data can’t be easily located or viewed, it can’t inform clinical decision-making or contribute to best-practice outcomes. Tedious searches for content across disparate systems inhibit productivity and slow the decision making process.

Vendor neutral archive is a major component to realize your vision of hospital system integration and an image-enabled EMR. It ensures integration with the clinical applications that your medical staff requires to make more informed care decisions based on the complete picture of a patient’s condition.

Your organization and your clinical teams are demanding technology solutions that make it easy to find precise information to deliver high-quality patient care. Traditional PACS systems are a beginning, but are proprietary, and only a partial solution in the journey toward full hospital system integration.

Bring Lexmark VNA into your environment to create a comprehensive resource that captures and presents all relevant information to drive quality care to its fullest potential.  

Promote enterprise image storage

According to Gartner, Inc., “a vendor neutral archive can stem the proliferation of proprietary, departmental archives by centralizing enterprise image storage to a single, vendor-neutral, scalable repository.”

Vendor neutral archive offers a medical image storage layer that lets healthcare organizations meet this precise challenge. Our VNA facilitates information sharing between PACS and other clinical and business systems, eliminating departmental silos. It supports both federated and centralized access and storage models that unify clinical content—DICOM and beyond—across your enterprise.

With this intelligent layer, Lexmark VNA promotes the consistent storage, viewing and management of all healthcare content and medical images, assuring that clinical staff enjoys real-time access to a more complete view of the patient.

Our VNA experts have successfully migrated from and to almost every PACS in the market.

Want to learn more?

If you’re ready to know what Lexmark Healthcare can do for your enterprise, contact us now. 


Success Story: Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
Success Story: Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)

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Learn how CDI made the Lexmark VNA its core system for managing and sharing medical images across the enterprise.