International medical imaging IT company Sectra (Link) announces that Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has entered into a multi-year contract to implement Sectra’s vendor neutral archive (VNA) for the handling of patient imaging throughout the healthcare system. The common archiving platform will promote sharing of images between the hospitals, with the goal of driving efficiencies and improving patient care.
Hartford HealthCare encompasses five acute care hospitals, as well as outpatient services, rehabilitation, and behavioral health networks for residents of Central Connecticut. The initial VNA implementation will encompass integration to radiology, cardiology, and the Epic EMR and will communicate with PACS from four different vendors within the network. HHC will host the archive in its existing virtual environments and data centers. At its onset, the archive will manage 800,000 annual studies and will be the platform for true enterprise image management.