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How to Bring Your VNA Strategy to Life

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For years, medical imaging systems have continually evolved—from the first instances of departmental PACS in the mid-1990s, through to today’s third-generation VNAs, which can provide a network-wide, data-rich longitudinal view of patient history and context; improve content visualization through an advanced universal viewer companion; and facilitate secure, seamless information exchange and patient indexing across the enterprise.

As the needs of healthcare enterprises continue to evolve, a new type of system is quickly gaining traction within the healthcare industry: the living medical archive.

So, what is a ‘living medical archive’?

These systems go beyond the offerings of typical third-generation VNAs, providing the same robust platform for storing all DICOM and non-DICOM data, but are enhanced with flexible, modular, customizable and dynamic capabilities. This provides a distinct advantage over typical VNAs in key areas.

Enhanced Scalability

In particular, living medical archives have a greater ability to scale than VNA, which resolves a major challenge for growing healthcare organizations. Given the increased demand for imaging services and the sheer file size of images from modalities like tomosynthesis, providers are dealing with massive volumes of data (sometimes in multiple repositories) that are continually growing. To further complicate matters, when they need to scale, it has to be done rapidly and in a cost-effective manner that also avoids service disruptions.

Living medical archives facilitate growth by leveraging state-of-the-art technology in ‘big data’ management. This includes leading-edge technologies such as Cassandra – a database management system developed by Facebook that scales to a very large size across multiple servers, with no single point of failure.

Systems like Cassandra are horizontally scalable, and operate using clustered architectures, which are comprised of individual nodes across which data is replicated, but not duplicated. This provides reliable business continuity and supports zero-downtime, migration-less growth and failover, while minimizing storage costs. Clusters can be configured within individual data centers, or spread across multiple locations to provide flexible options for disaster recovery, while optimizing utilization of enterprise-wide processing resources. Either way, with a living medical archive, growth never affects performance.

Interoperability, Enhanced Management of Enterprise Data and Cost-Effectiveness

To learn more about additional aspects of a living medical archive, including the interoperability and enhanced management of enterprise data that they provide in a cost-effective platform, download our free ebook 5 Ways to Bring Your VNA Strategy to Life with a Living Medical Archive.

If you’re attending HIMSS 2018 and would like to learn more about Intelerad’s living medical archive, CosmosOne, we will be located at booth 1451.

Written by atkinsonintelerad

January 24, 2018 at 10:15 am

CosmosOne Goes Beyond the Ordinary VNA

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Today marks the launch of CosmosOne™, a living medical archive that goes beyond the offerings of an ordinary VNA. In addition to centralizing all types of patient health information into a unified, actionable medical record so it can be accessed and shared in real-time, CosmosOne is highly scalable and flexible, always up to date and provides reliable business continuity and security.

In addition to enabling more timely, accurate, and coordinated care, CosmosOne allows healthcare organizations to reduce their capital and operational IT costs by consolidating imaging storage and infrastructure across departments and facilities.

Standards-Based
CosmosOne adheres to industry standards and profiles, including HL7,, DICOM,, XDS, and XDS-I. This not only facilitates the integration of new systems, departments, and facilities, it also allows clients to reclaim ownership of their data and avoid painful data migrations.

Tailor Workflows
A cross-enterprise solution, CosmosOne’s sophisticated data normalization, routing, and storage rules allow users to tailor workflows based on each department and facility’s individual needs and preferences. The solution also ensures that patient data is protected through highly secure architecture, full adherence to regional patient privacy regulations, and sophisticated access controls.

Key Benefits

  • A single location for your all of your patients’ data, regardless of its source or format.
  • Simple, reliable, secure IT management.
  • Flexible platform, tailored to meet your business and clinical needs.

Key Features

  • Centralized, content agnostic archival (DICOM, non-DICOM and HL7).
  • Standards-based platform, including full XDS/XDS-I support.
  • Flexible data routing and normalization rules to support diverse workflows and systems.
  • Sophisticated, automated lifecycle management policies.
  • Highly-available and horizontally scalable.
  • Highly secure with full adherence to regional patient privacy regulations.

Learn more at SIIM and UKRC
If you want to learn more about CosmosOne, or see why it’s the perfect companion to InteleOne® XE, be sure to book a demo with us at SIIM or UKRC.

Written by atkinsonintelerad

May 24, 2017 at 10:00 am