Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) – A software solution that acts as a middleware application between one or many clinical workflow applications, formerly known as Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) are devoted to the storage, retrieval, distribution, and presentation of images. The medical images are stored in an independent format, most commonly DICOM. Synonyms: Picture Archiving Communication Sys..., and various storage platforms and IT strategies. VNA will support: one or many clinical viewing applications, a standards based environment, storage virtualization strategies, robust business continuity deployments and virtual environments. See the definition courtesy of ACUO Technologies.
See also: PACS
Synonyms: Vendor Neutral Archive