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The TeraMedica Division of Fujifilm has announced an important business milestone in serving global healthcare providers. The company’s Synapse VNA, an enterprise-wide medical information and image management solution, now manages nearly 10 billion objects – data and images – via 350 installations serving more than 1000 facilities worldwide.
“The sheer scope and reach of Synapse VNA is undeniable and reflects Fujifilm’s strong foothold in the VNA marketplace,” said Greg Strowig, Vice President, TeraMedica Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., “Large healthcare organisations around the world continue to rely on us for our unsurpassed experience in this field and our understanding of how technology must link back to better patient care.”
Synapse VNA manages all enterprise clinical imaging content, both DICOM and non-DICOM, using the most scalable single storage solution available. Equipped with advanced life cycle management tools, it offers organisations the ability to secure and control all image data across the enterprise. A true enterprise imaging solution, Synapse VNA allows users to connect imaging content from more specialty clinical areas than any other system. It also features an enterprise viewer that provides a single patient-centric view across the entire continuum of care.
Mayo Clinic began using Synapse VNA in production in August of 2003—successfully migrating a decade of data. Today, Synapse VNA manages over 5.5 billion objects for the world-renowned healthcare institution including content from 28 clinical and research departments, 3 major clinics, and the Mayo Health System which serves some 70 communities in the Midwest and Georgia.
New South Wales Health completed a statewide rollout of Synapse VNA in 2013, gaining efficiencies and improved patient care. Today, Fujifilm manages over 800 million objects for approximately 200 hospitals and clinics statewide—making it the largest production VNA in the world. With Synapse VNA, diagnostic images and reports from anywhere in the state can follow the patient. They are automatically accessible in the local RIS, PACS, or EMR of any New South Wales facility—regardless of the vendor.
“Being able to share images of a remote-located patient with a specialist in a major specialty care facility before deciding whether to transfer the patient via air, for example, is a big improvement and advantage,” said Strowig. “That translates into better patient care and lower costs which were two of the original objectives when implementing a statewide image repository solution.”