VISN 23 Selects Perceptive Software VNA to Modernize Enterprise Clinical Content Management and Image Sharing

The Perceptive Acuo VNA will improve medical image access, free patient data from PACS vendor control and provide greater freedom and flexibility in selection of clinical systems

SHAWNEE, Kan. – (2014-03-18)

News Facts

  • Lexmark’s Perceptive Software announces the Veterans Health Administration (VA) Midwest Health Care Network (also known as Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 (VISN 23)) will deploy Perceptive Software's Acuo Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) to consolidate medical image storage for VISN 23 radiologists and clinical users, providing a federated view of all clinical data across eight healthcare delivery sites in five states.
  • Perceptive VNA is a vendor neutral foundation that drives better care delivery through a patient-centric approach to clinical content management. It improves clinical workflow and archiving capabilities for healthcare organizations, enabling all clinical content to be easily shared across the enterprise and providing greater freedom and flexibility in implementing departmental systems that best meet patient care, clinical quality and business process needs. Perceptive VNA also strengthens business continuance and disaster recovery capabilities with VNA software running in primary and secondary data centers.
  • Perceptive VNA stores medical imaging data in a standard format, allowing the healthcare network the flexibility to implement server and storage infrastructure, department viewing and workflow applications. This standard formatting also eliminates the need to migrate data whenever a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is replaced.
  • The Department of Defense signed a contract in 2012 to implement Perceptive Software’s Acuo VNA to manage clinical content for U.S. Army and Navy hospitals around the world. An enterprise VNA solution is a key component in creating a fully-federated system across all military services where each local archive has awareness of all images in each of the other imaging archives.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs is an existing customer of Lexmark Managed Print Services (MPS). Lexmark provides advanced document management and output solutions for millions of pages each year throughout the VA, helping the organization streamline workflow processes that improve operational efficiency and accuracy and impact patient care and safety for our nation’s veterans.
Supporting Quotes
  • "The Perceptive Acuo VNA solution enables VISN 23 to deliver higher quality, more responsive care to U.S. military veterans living within its service areas," said Jeff Timbrook, vice president healthcare, Perceptive Software. "VISN 23 needed a modern infrastructure to support new imaging modalities and growing demand for access to medical images across its provider network. Perceptive VNA provides the VA greater flexibility to implement solutions for enterprise viewing, clinical workflow and other applications while delivering ultimate control over their medical imaging data assets." 
  • “The VA is planning and investing for future patient care, imaging and content requirements,” said Brian Anderson, chief technology officer, Perceptive Software. “Perceptive’s unique and full-featured vendor neutral archive platform is scalable and open to address the VA’s immediate and growing need for data liquidity across an expansive healthcare IT network.”    
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About VA Midwest Health Care Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 (VISN 23)
The VA Midwest Health Care Network, also known as Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23, is one of 21 Veteran Integrated Service Networks within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration. The Network serves more than 400,000 enrolled veterans residing in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Health care services are delivered through an integrated system of eight health care systems, 60 community based outpatient or outreach clinics, eight community living centers and four domiciliary residential rehabilitation treatment programs. The Network employs over 12,000 full-time employees and has an annual operating budget in excess of $2 billion.