Healthcare providers realize efficiencies and reduce costs with Synapse VNA

Stamford, CT, February 22, 2016 (Booth #1024)FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. continues to expand its healthcare IT portfolio, and is taking Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) into new areas with Synapse VNA® 6.0, its latest medical informatics and image management solutions, by further enhancing the patient imaging record at the Healthcare Informatics Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 conference and exhibition held February 29- March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fujifilm will also showcase the SonoSite iViz, its latest ultrasound solution in advancing Fujifilm’s integration of ultrasound with medical IT.

“Fujifilm truly owns the VNA space and continues to be a technology trailblazer,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D., chief operating officer at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “The most robust solution on the market, Synapse VNA is helping healthcare providers transform their operations, achieve Meaningful Use, and deliver better patient centric care—all while getting a bigger return on their technology investment.”

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 organizations the ability to secure and enable control of 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.

INTEGRIS Health eliminated downtimes with the deployment of Synapse VNA. The nine-hospital system had multiple different PACS, various archives, and was experiencing ongoing unavailability of relevant prior studies.

“It was like managing 5 or 6 different PACS at once, all with their own idiosyncrasies’ and problems which would have a domino effect across the other PACS, so we’d have multiple downtimes a month,” said Dax Ewbank, Enterprise Solutions Architect at INTEGRIS Health. “As we were able to consolidate and re-architect our PACS with Synapse VNA as a solid foundation, it made management of our PACS a lot easier, a lot more purposeful, and we no longer experience infrastructure-related downtimes.”

"Fujifilm is also proud to feature the highly mobile SonoSite iViz at HIMSS. iViz is the first ultrasound system in the industry, to provide bi-directional communication with EMRs via the FUJIFILM TeraMedica Synapse EMR gateway,” Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, chief medical officer and senior vice president, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “iViz combines superior image quality with unparalleled connectivity, giving clinicians immediate access to information needed to address their patients' needs."

To register for a product demonstration at HIMSS, please click here. For more information about Synapse VNA, please visit www.FujifilmSynapseVNA.com. For more information about SonoSite iViz, please visit: https://www.sonosite.com/sonosite-iviz.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. The TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit www.fujifilmhealthcare.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.


FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s portable, compact systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. For more information, go to: www.sonosite.com.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2015, the company had global revenues of $20.8 billion, at an exchange rate of 120 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.


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