Guest Column | January 16, 2015

VNA: A Better Way To Archive

HITO Greg Strowig, TeraMedica

Given today’s broad healthcare challenges, it’s hard to be neutral about Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA). Given its ability to translate data to a standardized format and enable communication across disparate IT systems, hospital departments, and enterprises, the VNA addresses today’s most crucial healthcare issues – enabling patient data communication across the continuum of care, creating a more complete patient record, and supporting Meaningful Use. Moreover, after years of little control over PACS and other important data, a VNA puts providers back in the driver’s seat and relegates vendors a secondary position. By Greg Strowig, COO, TeraMedica, Inc.