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Traditional picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are being continuously replaced with vendor-neutral archive (VNA) solutions as providers look to overcome challenges such as lack of interoperability, data loss, and disaster recovery.


  • The increasing adoption of VNAs in developed countries, particularly among large healthcare enterprises, comes as no surprise given the drawbacks associated with traditional PACS solutions deployed for image archiving.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the factors driving the adoption of vendor-neutral archive (VNA) solutions.
  • Examines the factors influencing the slowdown in growth of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).

Key questions answered

  • What are the key factors driving the growth of VNA?
  • How should healthcare organizations manage the cost of VNA implementation?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Enhanced data sharing objectives drive VNA demand in developed countries
  • Vendors turn to emerging economies to drive growth of PACS
  • Healthcare enterprises should implement VNA in multiple phases and budget cycles
  • VNA forms the backbone for data analytics solutions
  • Independent VNA vendors stand to benefit from the growing demand for enterprise VNA


  • Further reading
  • Author

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