hospital sign Medical imaging IT company Sectra has entered into a multiyear contract with Ohio-based University Hospitals to implement its vendor neutral archive (VNA) solution for the handling of patient imaging throughout the University Hospitals system.

University Hospitals of Cleveland encompasses 16 hospitals, more than 30 outpatient facilities, and provides health care services throughout 15 counties within Northeast Ohio. The initial VNA implementation will encompass radiology, cardiology, dermatology, and ophthalmology imaging. UH will host the archive through its existing data centers. Initially the archive will manage 1.5 million studies per year.

“This implementation is an essential component of our strategy to unify our electronic medical records across the enterprise,” says John Foley, chief information officer, University Hospitals. “The VNA will establish within our EMR a single access point where providers can view medical images, such as radiology and cardiovascular studies.”

University Hospitals has partnered with Sectra since 2003.

For more information, visit Sectra.