Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Vendor Neutral Archive & PACS market could be worth 3.48 billion by 2018!

DALLAS, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Vendor Neutral Archive Market & PACS Market - VNA [On-premise Software, Hybrid & Cloud, Multi-Department & Multi-Site VNA] & Picture Archiving and Communication System [Enterprise, Cardiology & Radiology] - Global Forecast to 2018" analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

At present, the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) And Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Markets form indispensable segments of the imaging informatics market. The overall market (VNA and PACS) comprises of VNA software solutions as well as departmental and enterprise PACS. The global VNA Market is estimated at $165.3 million in 2013 and is poised to reach $335.4 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 15.2%. 

Departmental PACS currently dominates the overall Vendor Neutral ArchiveMarket and PACS Market with around 86.5% of the total revenue contribution. However, this market is a considerably mature market generating most of the revenues from PACS replacements. Hence, the market is expected to witness a stable CAGR of 5.2% from 2013 to 2018. Enterprise PACS, on the other hand, is growing faster than departmental PACS and is expected to reach $510 million by 2018, at an almost double CAGR. 

Owing to the growing popularity of VNA solutions, the VNA Market is currently in the growth phase of its product lifecycle. The market is characterized by several inter-firm partnerships to deliver best-of-breed solutions to healthcare providers. In addition, development of products that enable the integration of VNAs with EHRs and their subsequent launch in the market is a growing trend.

The major driving factors of the VNA Market include the need for centralized storage of standard-compliant imaging data, government initiatives that favor the use of advanced imaging information systems, technology and cost-related benefits. On the other hand, lack of an established definition of VNA resulting in confusion and data insecurity (breaches) is an issue that restricts market growth. Cloud-based VNAs, emerging markets, and patient-focused systems promise high-growth opportunities in the global VNA market.

In 2013, North America contributes the maximum share to both VNA and PACS markets, with shares of 64% and 48%, respectively. U.K., Germany, and France contribute largely to the European VNA and PACS Market, whereas the Asia-Pacific region represents the most promising region owing to the nation and state-wide healthcare IT policies in Australia, China, and Japan. Although the penetration of VNAs in the ROW region is low, the PACS technology is now widely adopted in Latin America and the Middle East. 

Key companies in the VNA and PACS Market include Acuo Technologies (U.S.), Agfa HealthCare (Belgium), BridgeHead Software (U.K.), Carestream Health (U.S.), Dell, Inc. (U.S.), GE Healthcare (U.K.), Fujifilm Corporation (Japan), Merge Health (U.S.), McKesson Corporation (U.S.), Philips Healthcare (The Netherlands), Siemens Healthcare (Germany), and TeraMedica (U.S.).

We’re proud to partner with Dell, Inc, GE Healthcare, Fujifilm Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Philips Healthcare and Siemens Healthcare for their PACS and Vendor Neutral Archive Solutions.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Glossary: Medical Imaging & Medical IT Terms

Confused by all of the  Medical Imaging & Medical IT acronyms, terms and buzzwords? Here's a handy glossary to help translate!

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HL7 Admit, Discharge, and Transfer message
Advanced Encryption Standard is a block cipher adopted as an encryption standard by the U.S. government and announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001.
DeJarnette’s DICOM toolkit. The xDLTM application is built using AN/API
Application Programming Interface – a source code interface used to support requests to be made by another program or application.
Clinical Information Lifecycle Management – a set of strategies for administering storage systems.
Component Object Model – a platform introduced by Microsoft to enable inter-process communication and object creation in any programming language that supports the platform.
Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine - the DICOM Standard facilitates interoperability of medical imaging equipment.
DICOM Part 10
Part 10 of the DICOM Standard specifies Media Storage and a File Format for Media Interchange.
Graphical User Interface
Hospital Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – enacted by US Congress in 1996 that addresses the security and privacy of health data.
Health Level 7 - the HL7 standard facilitates the exchange, management, and integration of electronic healthcare information
Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol – a method for transferring or conveying information on the Internet.
HTTP over an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) transport mechanism that ensures reasonable protection from eavesdroppers and attacks.
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise – IHE promotes the coordinated use of standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care.
Internet Information Services – a powerful web server from Microsoft that is included with the Windows Server 2003 OS.
Information Lifecycle Management – a set of strategies for administering storage systems.
Local Area Network – a computer network covering a local area such as an office or a group of buildings.
Message-Digest Algorithm 5 – a widely used cryptographic hash function
HL7 General Order message
HL7 Unsolicited Observation message
Picture Archiving and Communication System – a system for the storage, management and dissemination of digital medical images.
PACS Neutral Archive – see VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive)
Radiology Information System – a radiology scheduling, patient registration, procedure ordering, results reporting, and billing system.
Service Class Provider – a provider of a Service (in DICOM lexicon)
Service Class User – a user of a Service (in DICOM lexicon)
Service-Object Pair - an SOP class is the union of a Service and an information object. (in DICOM lexicon)
Structured Query Language – a popular computer language for creating, retrieving, updating and deleting data from relational databases.
Tape Archive file format, based on the original Unix archive command, used to collate collections of files into one larger file for archiving.
Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol – a set of communication protocols used by the Internet and most commercial networks.
Uniform Resource Locator – a location or address on the Internet.
Vendor Neutral Archive – medical image archive software that is agnostic to the PACS manufacturer and storage hardware vendor. See the White Paper “What is a Vendor Neutral Archive?”
Cross-enterprise (x) Document Library – DeJarnette Research Systems VNA which scales to archive projects of all sizes, from a simple modality archive to a regional or national image archive.
Cross-enterprise (X) Document Sharing for Imaging – IHE profile for sharing of documents and images across disparate healthcare enterprises.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Infographic: How America Transitions To Health IT

In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a part of the Recovery Act, created the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs to promote the adoption of EHRs in support of the ultimate goals of improving the quality of patient care and reducing health costs. Through this program, eligible hospitals and doctors earn incentives by demonstrating “meaningful use” of certified technology, which means that health care providers use EHRs in ways that improve care and lower costs. Examples of “meaningful use” include electronic prescribing of medications and ensuring patients have access to their digital records.
 The following infographic created by the ONC illustrates the progress made in the nation’s transition to health IT since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009.

Do you need help in transitioning your practice? Contact sales@dejarnette.com 

Since 1992, when DeJarnette released the first DICOM conformant developers toolkit (AN/API®) andACR-NEMA V2 IBM PC interface board (AT/ANSIF®), the company has been recognized as one of the most innovative developers of DICOM and HL-7 compliant PACS components.

Today we manufacture and distribute: 

  1. a full-featured PACS migration toolkit designed to provide a complete set of legacy migration tools.
  2. a standards based archive gateway that provides image and report sharing in the absence of XDS-I
  3. a configurable, rules-based, advanced routing application
  4. a CT workflow engine that offers the only automated solution for breaking up CT studies into constituent orders
  5. a PACS-HIS-RIS integration engine with 15 years of technology evolution

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