Fujifilm announces U.S. customer wins for Synapse imaging system


FujifilmFujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. said today that seven U.S. healthcare systems are picking up various products from the company’s Synapse enterprise imaging portfolio.

The health systems includeHackensack Meridian Health and West Virginia University Health System – two of the largest healthcare networks in the mid-Atlantic region. Products bought include the Synapse 5 PACS, Synapse VNA, Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer, and Synapse Cardiovascular and Synapse Cloud services.

“Fujifilm is excited that all of these organizations have chosen Synapse 5 as their new radiology PACS. The speed of server-side technology regardless of dataset size, and the simplicity and positive resource impact of a zero viewer to a large health system is really driving this new activity.” Bill Lacy, VP of medical informatics at Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., said in a news release.

“The bigger picture shows that providers now recognize they need a long-term enterprise imaging strategy, Lacy said. “It might start with a PACS replacement or a specialty imaging area need, but customers know that Fujifilm has the technology, expertise and experience to help design, deploy and support their long-term enterprise imaging strategy, which was a likely key factor as to why so many of these agreements included VNA and multiple Fujifilm informatics products.”

Fujifilm’s 2015 acquisition of TeraMedica helped it create an organizational content management layer onto its VNA that allows healthcare systems start eliminating imaging silos and gain the cost-benefit of a centralized system. It enables on-demand access to a complete patient imaging record.

“Clearly customers are realizing we are a unique partner for enterprise imaging, with our ability to offer TeraMedica VNA technology coupled with Fujifilm’s image visualization technology.” said Greg Strowig, VP of the TeraMedica division of Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A.

Seven U.S. healthcare systems recently signed contracts for Fujifilm enterprise imaging solutions:

  • Capital Health, of Pennington, N.J., includes two hospitals, an outpatient facility and various primary and specialty care practices; it contracted with Fujifilm for a PACS replacement.
  • Elliot Hospital, of Manchester, N.H., is a  296-bed acute care facility. It contracted with Fujifilm for PACS replacement and Synapse VNA installation.
  • Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), of Middletown, N.Y., is parent company of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center. It contracted with Fujifilm for PACS, VNA, Enterprise Viewer and Cardiovascular PACS.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health, of Edison, N.J., includes 13 hospitals and more than 200 ambulatory care centers, fitness and wellness centers, home health services, rehab centers and skilled nursing centers spanning from Bergen to Atlantic counties. Hackensack Meridian is replacing multiple PACS systems with Synapse 5 PACS.
  • Halifax Health, of Daytona, Fla., includes a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center, a large hospice and several walk-in facilities. It signed a contract with Fujifilm for multiple Synapse products including PACS replacement, VNA, Enterprise Viewer, RIS, and Cardiovascular PACS.
  • Valley Medical Center, of Renton, Wash., includes a hospital and four dozen primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. Valley Medical Center contracted with Fujifilm for PACS replacement, VNA and Enterprise Viewer.
  • West Virginia University Health System, of Morgantown, W.V., includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; the affiliated schools of the WVU Health Sciences Center; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center. The health system contracted with Fujifilm for replacement of multiple PACS systems with Synapse 5 PACS, Cardiovascular, and Synapse VNA.

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