Carestream Named Third Largest Worldwide Supplier Of Vendor-Neutral Archiving Solutions

Comprehensive Report from IHS Analyzes Global Market and Projected Growth in Storage Needs for Healthcare Data

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 19 ­­— Carestream Health placed in the top three of the world’s largest suppliers of vendor-neutral archiving (VNA) solutions in a just-published report by IHS. Vendor-neutral archiving refers to standards-based platforms used in healthcare to store patient data and medical images and facilitate information access and exchange. 

According to the report, Carestream is the only one of the leading four worldwide VNA vendors that services all of the major geographic regions (the Americas, Emerging Markets and Asia/Pacific) that were part of the research study. A true global vendor offers customers key advantages including proven standards-based practices; outstanding service capabilities; and expertise in all aspects of data communication, storage and security required by healthcare facilities.

“Healthcare providers around the world view on-site vendor-neutral archiving platforms as a reliable solution that can simplify data management and enables secure information sharing across multiple locations or users,” said Cristine Kao, Carestream’s Global Marketing Director for Healthcare Information Solutions. “In addition to helping equip clinicians with a comprehensive view of patient clinical information, cloud-based archiving can simplify and consolidate storage resources to help reduce costs and enhance workflow by reducing departmental silos of clinical information.”

This independent report confirmed that non-hosted VNA models continue to be dominant in the world market and predicted XDS to be a growing trend over time.

The report identifies these minimum key features of VNA:

  • DICOM Image Support
  • DICOM Non-Image Support
  • Support for Multiple PACS
  • Data Migration
  • Security
  • Long-Term Archive and Disaster Recovery.

Compound annual growth for VNA storage worldwide from 2011 to 2017 is expected to be 48 percent, according to the report. The data management, disaster recovery, communications and security benefits of VNA are expected to drive increased use of this technology and make it the preferred storage platform for medical imaging, the report states.

IHS is a leading supplier of market research and consultant services, and publishes high-quality, in-depth market research on clinical care devices, consumer medical devices, medical imaging and healthcare IT, and telehealth.

CARESTREAM Vue for Vendor Neutral Archive consolidates disparate medical imaging systems into one repository using the latest interoperability standards. This archiving solution is available as an on-site installation or as a pay-per-use, cloud-based service. When combined with Carestream’s Vue Motion zero-footprint image viewer, clinicians and authorized users gain secure, real-time access to patient medical images and data.

Carestream is also the company behind several of the largest healthcare IT installations in the world that feature Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) for managing medical images and radiology information. For more information on Carestream’s medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions please visit


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