01 June 2015 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Fujifilm expands its Healthcare IT portfolio
The company has acquired TeraMedica, medical informatics company
FUJIFILM Medical Systems has expanded its healthcare IT portfolio, and is taking Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) into new areas with its latest acquisition TeraMedica. It began by further enhancing the patient imaging record at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) on May28-30 in Washington, DC.
"Fujifilm recognizes that VNA technology is becoming more important to the market," said Mr Jim Morgan, vice-president of Medical Informatics at FUJIFILM Medical Systems. He added, "Healthcare institutions and market shifts have created larger networks of facilities. Large hospital groups are coming together, disparate PAC systems are more common, and the use of electronic medical records has created central repositories of textual information. But what hospitals also want is to create a single repository for all their imaging data, in addition to other items like lab reports."
In addition to Synapse VNA, following is a summary of Fujifilm offerings, The cornerstone of Fujifilm's integrated solution is Synapse PACS. It enhances communication and optimizes productivity for radiologists in any imaging environment.
The next generation of Synapse RIS, a Radiology Information System, will also be shown. Synapse RIS and PACS integrate seamlessly, allowing the radiologist to see scanned documents and history from within the PACS, and allowing the user to see images from within the RIS.