Fujifilm Expands Customer Portfolio For Its Synapse Enterprise Imaging Solutions

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Imaging and medical informatics solutions, today announced it achieved a business milestone as the Enterprise Imaging partner of choice for three additional healthcare providers. Specifically, Fujifilm has secured contracts with two large providers in Arizona and the number one pediatric hospital in the U.S., Boston Children's Hospital, for installations of various products from its comprehensive Synapse Enterprise Imaging portfolio including Synapse VNA, Synapse RIS, as well as solutions from the Synapse Cardiovascular portfolio.  

"We continue to expand our portfolio of solutions to align with what providers are seeking for an effective long term enterprise imaging solution. Moreover,  Fujifilm's strength of service and support – along with our ability to constantly introduce meaningful innovations – fulfill the collaborative vendor relationship that clients desire when overhauling partial or entire imaging solutions for their organizations," said Bill Lacy, vice president of medical informatics at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. "We're excited to see a mix of current customers expanding their solutions to include additional Fujifilm technology, as well as new customers turning to us to replace their existing technology with our advanced solutions."

With overall healthcare data expected to grow at 48% per year, it's becoming increasingly important to break down image and data silos and cultivate a patient's entire health record despite specialty, data location and facility location. Fujifilm's vendor-neutral storage, management and interoperability coupled with an Enterprise Imaging viewer secures the free flow of all image content, DICOM & non-DICOM, across all specialties, from any device. Because of this, Enterprise Imaging is rapidly evolving as a necessary organizational priority for health systems across the globe and Fujifilm's Synapse portfolio is the most comprehensive solution available today.

"Having recently released the latest version of Synapse VNA 6.4, we're seeing an understandable uptick in interest as we now support DICOM web services, a feature that grants providers greater ability to analyze a wealth of medical information," said Greg Strowig, Vice President, TeraMedica Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. "We're happy to see an increase in contracts proving customers see the value in TeraMedica VNA technology coupled with Fujifilm's image visualization technology."

Recently, Fujifilm signed contracts for its enterprise imaging solutions with the following facilities:

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Named the number-one pediatric hospital in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report, Boston Children's Hospital serves children from birth through 21 years of age in its 404-bed medical center. A partner of Fujifilm's for over a decade, Boston Children's Hospital recently contracted with Fujifilm for its Synapse VNA and to expand its current version of Mobility to install Enterprise Viewing to its existing CV and PACS systems.

Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff, AZ. Flagstaff Medical Center is a major hospital and regional trauma center that operates under the Northern Arizona Healthcare System. Flagstaff Medical Center contracted with Fujifilm for Synapse Cardiovascular installations including, Adult Echocardiography, Cardiac Catheterization, Invasive Peripheral Vascular, Electrophysiology and ECG Management. After evaluating seven vendors and conducting a series of demos and follow-up discussions, Flagstaff chose Fujifilm because of the total support they received during the almost yearlong evaluation process.

Southwest Diagnostic Imaging, Phoenix, AZ. Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI) is a large medical imaging practice comprised of three affiliates, each with multiple imaging facilities: Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Valley Radiologists, EVDI medical Imaging. SDI contracted with Fujifilm for RIS replacement. SDI made the switch to Fujifilm's Synapse RIS because it enabled them to implement concepts and ideas through new APIs that weren't available in the previous system.

Fujifilm's comprehensive portfolio of Synapse Enterprise Imaging solutions will be on display at booth #4111 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill at the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) 103rd scientific assembly and annual meeting.