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Vital Launches Application Neutral Architecture (ANA) to Deliver Advanced Interoperability and Workflow

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc. (Vital), a Minneapolis-based advanced medical imaging and informatics company, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest addition to its enterprise clinical data suite ­– the application neutral architecture (ANA) platform. This next-generation approach focuses on customer-centered vendor interoperability, rather than creating additional silos of large data prevalent in the “big bang” VNA realm. The company will launch its ANA in booth 106 at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 29 – July 1 in Portland, Ore.

Vital’s ANA approach uses a sophisticated software toolset that facilitates advanced interoperability and workflow between existing healthcare informatics applications. The solution was 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. ANA promotes a federated “real-time access to information” model versus the “big bang” centralization focus of a typical VNA project.

“Our application neutral architecture platform provides immediate, non-disruptive connectivity and interoperability solutions within the existing infrastructure,” says Jim Litterer, CEO of Vital Images. “In bridging the gap between vendor-proprietary data sets, ANA has the potential to transform enterprise informatics, promote patient engagement and secure access to patients’ health records, all in accordance with the rapidly changing environment of accountable care.”

While Vital continues to lead in advanced visualization – with over 5,000 Vitrea® software customer installations globally – the company directs increasing focus towards enterprise informatics and analytics. Vital is committed to bringing advanced algorithm ingenuity to healthcare informatics. ANA provides semantic interoperability to all stakeholders in the healthcare enterprise, from providers to the myriad of EMR, ESB, VNA and other imaging and multimedia vendors. This enterprise-wide approach supports technology providers in their efforts to streamline workflow as healthcare organizations navigate the varied requirements of government regulations, accountable care, shared-saving programs, chronic disease management and bundled payments.

About Vital Images, Inc.
Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation company, is a leading provider of health imaging diagnostic, management and imaging intelligence solutions, to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company's solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit vitalimages.com or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

AT VITAL IMAGES: Aaron Wangen (952) 487-9632 awangen@vitalimages.com vitalimages.com

Source:Vital Images, Inc.