Many vendor neutral archive (VNA) products have evolved significantly over the past several years, adding functionality that enables advanced workflow capabilities on top of storage and disaster recovery. As data becomes increasingly important to healthcare systems, VNA platforms are bringing together disparate patient information silos to form a more complete longitudinal medical record. In advanced platforms that serve as an enterprise service bus (ESB), VNA is also translating requests for both imaging and unstructured content into the appropriate message types and routing them to the appropriate provider. As such, many vendors believe the term VNA may no longer adequately captures the full range of products and services currently available. These new product offerings include communication and workflow tools, universal viewers, and an array of maintenance, consulting and implementation service options. Delivery of archiving solutions in this way has benefits for both the healthcare provider and the vendor.
IHS Markit developed this report using a variety of sources, the core of which was composed of primary research interviews with specialists. This report presents VNA and IE independently and analyzes the industry by revenues for software and services, study volume, cumulative volume, new installations, sub-regions and regions. For each segmentation, market size estimates for 2017 and forecasts through 2022 are based on annual data collected from leading suppliers in the market as well as an installed base demand model supported by detailed interviews with key industry personnel. A competitive market share analysis is provided. The report is also highly qualitative in nature, with detailed trends analysis.
Principal Analyst, Medical Technology
Shane Walker focuses primarily on medical devices and healthcare I.T. His current medical technology coverage areas include software and storage related to patient management and care coordination, virtual care provision, and emerging technologies being developed for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.