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March 22, 2016

Sectra to introduce VNA solution for Hartford HealthCare’s patient imaging system

Medical imaging IT firm Sectra has secured a multi-year contract from Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to deliver its vendor neutral archive (VNA) to manage patient imaging in the healthcare system.

By Srijanee Chakraborthy

Sectra

Medical imaging IT firm Sectra has secured a multi-year contract from Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to deliver its vendor neutral archive (VNA) to manage patient imaging in the healthcare system.

The VNA is a common archiving platform which enables sharing of images across the hospitals to enhance operational efficiency, as well as improving patient care.

Sectra VNA is said to support a patient-centered workflow by enabling the capture, storage and access to any image, video and sound.

It is both storage-vendor agnostic and workflow vendor independent, allowing efficient communication with surrounding systems.

Initially, the VNA solution will be implemented over a range of clinical fields including radiology, cardiology and the epic electronic medical records (EMR).

It will promote an integrated communication with picture archiving and communication system (PACS) from four different vendors within the network.

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"Sectra VNA is said to support a patient-centered workflow by enabling the capture, storage and access to any image, video and sound."

In the beginning, HHC will host the archive which will manage 800,000 studies per year and will serve as the podium for true enterprise image management.

HHC is comprised of five acute care hospitals, as well as outpatient services, rehabilitation, and behavioral health networks for residents of Central Connecticut.

It also has a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals.

HHC’s fully integrated health care system also includes a behavioral health services network, a statewide clinical laboratory system, a large primary care physician practice group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, and a large physical therapy rehabilitation network.

Last year, Sectra had received a multi-year contract from US-based University Hospitals (UH) to deploy its VNA solution to deal with patient imaging across the hospital system.


Image: An image of Hartford hospital. Photo: courtesy of Elipongo.

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