In a digital world, one of healthcare’s most critical issues is “enabling patient data communication across the continuum of care.” The sharing of information between departments and satellite locations can quickly become a gray area for many healthcare systems. Fortunately, Vendor Neutral Archiving (VNA) helps bridge the gap between IT systems, hospital departments, and enterprises. VNA technology – like Hyland software – creates a large pool of medical records, images, and reports, making it easy and efficient for anyone within a healthcare system to access critical medical information.
In an article from Health IT Outcomes, “VNA: A Better Way To Archive,” software development guru, Greg Strowig, comments on key attributes for funneling information into one big pot. For example, VNA is IHE compliant and certified. It eliminates the possibility of “future data migration and/or conversion of data formats.” It commonly includes “data from HIS, RIS, PACS, and EMR as well from many specialty departmental systems.” Let’s also not forget to mention that it connects departments regardless of where the information is entered into the system.
At Phillips Office Solutions, we partner with OnBase by Hyland software. OnBase is recognized for their advanced research, constant development, and refinement of their information management solutions. This innovative thinking is also applied to the latest improvements associated with VNA technology. OnBase works with the tools already implemented into your organization to filter numerous silos of content into one unified database. From there, you can access your data through the OnBase ECM solution to drive workflows, pull complex reports, and navigate to materials in a visually familiar, user-friendly viewer interface. Because of the flexible and highly configurable nature of an OnBase implementation, all this capability can be provided at reasonable and understandable cost.
As you work toward creating more efficient document and information management processes within your organization, I hope you keep these words of insight in mind. Phillips Office Solutions can apply its 75 years of industry experience and Diamond Level Support Partnership with OnBase to create a custom solution that meets your needs.