Reduce costs and complexity. Improve interoperability.

Healthcare CIOs strive to achieve these goals to ensure continuous improvement in the operation and fiscal health of their organizations. However, the proliferation of vendors, applications and proprietary environments complicates the healthcare CIO’s efforts.

Vendor neutral with the emphasis on “neutral”

Canon Medical offers hybrid strategies that can deliver your clinical data when and where you need it without disrupting your current imaging and document management strategies. As a healthcare CIO, you can deliver advanced interoperability within your existing infrastructure using Canon Medical’s application-neutral architecture (ANA) platform, specifically designed to address the semantic interoperability chasm between structured and unstructured data sets. The platform communicates with numerous sub-systems, such as ECM, VNA and PACS, in synchronicity with EMR, HIE and many other healthcare information systems.

While the vendor-neutral archive has gained acceptance in addressing complexity in healthcare IT, challenges inherent to the typical VNA implementation are less well known. The healthcare CIO needs to be aware of some of the difficulties and costs associated with implementing the technology, which may not be addressed during the quoting process. Unexpected project items like “claimed” reduced storage costs, data migration, corrupted studies, private DICOM tags and lack of vendor connectivity might present more challenges than initially thought.

Canon Medical’s ANA promotes a federated real-time access to information model versus the “big bang” centralization focus of a typical VNA project. We will consult with you to determine the best approach for your organization.