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Enterprise Imaging, Threat or Opportunity for Radiology?

Enterprise Imaging, Threat or Opportunity for Radiology?

The majority of the US hospitals are looking for a VNA or Vendor Neutral Archive to facilitate future PACS upgrades and/or changes in PACS vendors and also to allow different specialties to make use of this enterprise-wide asset to archive and manage their images. An additional advantage of the VNA is that it also becomes […]

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Top Ten Considerations for VNA Implementation, Part 2

This is the second part of two articles detailing the top ten considerations for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) selection and implementation. In the first part we discussed selecting a VNA for the right reason, picking the right approach (top-down or bottom-up), considering the workflow, ensuring it fits into your image exchange strategy, and paying attention […]

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Top Ten Considerations for VNA Implementation, Part 1

The majority of US-based healthcare facilities are either considering or implementing the consolidation of their medical image archiving in the form of a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). Early experiences have taught that it is not trivial to select the right VNA, and have revealed several pitfalls during the implementation phase. This series of two articles […]

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How Should I Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Services?

In September of last year, I wrote a blog titled Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) concerning the challenges of selecting a cloud service provider. I covered cloud service provider options, questions you should ask, and roles and responsibilities. Almost one year later, things have continued to evolve. The health care community is now fully […]

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Novarad prepares new ChameleonDR™ Digital Radiography Solution for RSNA

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah-based healthcare technology company Novarad will be exhibiting its ChameleonDR ™ Digital Radiography solution at RSNA 2016 in Chicago, Ill. The ChameleonDR solution is made up of a software component and a DR plate. It is equipped with Novarad’s proprietary A3™ image post processing technology, an Advanced, Automated, and Adaptive approach that enables […]

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One (Easy) Step to Interoperability

In February, the Obama administration announced that various healthcare stake holders had pledged to help advance the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the following: “We are working to unlock health care data and information so that providers are better informed and […]

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Just Throw It Up to the Cloud (Storage)

Cloud storage has been around since the turn of the century, although many consumers still think the cloud was created by Apple (Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider in the 1960s). Cloud storage solutions are readily available to everyone, with most of us now saving our photos, music, […]

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Scalability; a Vendor Neutral Archive Necessity

A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) gives healthcare facilities the opportunity to share information, promote progress, and increase the accuracy of diagnoses and patient care plans. However, there are discrepancies in how companies design their VNAs. Some have limited space for storage, some offer imprecise one-size-fits-all plans, and some offer specialized viewers that only work with […]

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Novarad to showcase updated VDI, VNA at HIMSS 2016

                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, February 23, 2016   Novarad to showcase updated VDI, VNA storyboarding at HIMSS 2016 Company focuses on improving healthcare through the use of IT at conference SALT LAKE CITY—February 23, 2016—Utah-based healthcare technology company, Novarad, will exhibit its latest advancements in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) at the Healthcare Information […]

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Is an enterprise imaging archive (EIA) the first step to a more connected healthcare system?

[vc_column width=”1/2″]This post was written by Mark Watts, CRA. He has studied at the Harvard School of Public Health and Portland State University. He co-authored the textbook “Communication and Information in Radiology.”  Lately I have been focused on understanding the concept of the enterprise imaging archive (EIA), sometimes referred to as a vendor neutral archive (or […]

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CIO: Are you a data hoarder?

Is your SAN (Storage Area Network) old and expensive to maintain? Is a forced SAN migration in your future? It’s common knowledge that healthcare organizations are generating and storing more data than ever, and storage is becoming more affordable. It would seem companies could just keep adding storage to handle their expanding data stores; but […]

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MARZ Disaster Recovery Solution

Novarad’s focus has always been on improving radiology technology and the quality of healthcare while reducing its cost to our customers. We strive to be at the forefront of the medical imaging and informatics industry through innovation, partnerships and quality service. Currently many customers within the industry are exploring the possibility of making a Vendor […]

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Three New Sites in the Cornhusker State

Just this past month, we’ve added three new sites in the great state of Nebraska. These facilities further our installation base in the state. One of our great distributors, Brown’s Medical Imaging facilitated the contracts. We would like to welcome the three following facilities as new Novarad customers: Creighton Medical Associates, Omaha Harlan County Health […]

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Why VNA? The answer is MARZ.

Many in the field of radiology wrestle with just the idea of a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). What is it? Why do I need it? How much will it cost? With these questions arise concerns over price, upfront cost and the headache at the thought of migration. Solutions to all these problems are provided with […]

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