Vendor Neutral Archive, VNA is medical imaging software that can archive medical images in such a way that they can be accessed regardless of the vendor. VNA lets medical organizations collect imaging data from different picture archiving systems, like PACS, into a single and interoperable place. The VNA market is big and it’s gaining even more market share every year. In this article, we discuss what its growth might be in the next 10 years.
Notable Trends in the Global VNA Market
Let’s first look at some of the most notable trends in the global Vendor Neutral Archive, VNA market. PACS are looking to have a powerful hold on the type segment. PACS are one of the most eminent technologies used by medical professionals in the world. Both developed and developing countries use it. Radiology is the medical discipline where PACS are used the most and, MRI and Ultrasound are two of the other applications.
North American countries, especially the USA and Canada are where VNA is used the most. They currently hold more than 60% of global market share and are expected to be still at the top in the upcoming decade. Europe follows them as the second, but Asian countries, where there is a very large population group are relatively down in terms of VNA usage.
The Forecast for the Next Decade
North American countries already have the major market share for the VNA market, it’s also to be expected that they will hold their position in the next decade. Sure, their market share will decrease but they will still hold their primary position at the top. This is due to the fact that they already have well-developed healthcare sectors and the presence of prominent market players operating in their region.
Asian superpowers with huge population e.g. China, India, and Japan will be bigger players in the global share than they are now. With a large patient base, it’s only inevitable. They will have the fastest growth due to the fact that their governments are taking initiatives for the development of the healthcare sector in their emerging economies and their adoption of the latest modern technology in medical departments, like Radiology, Cardiology, Pathology, Oncology, and Dermatology.
Thanks to the increasing demand for adoption of electronic health records by both hospitals and patients, along with VNAs offering such sophisticated technology as to archive those records in a vendor-neutral manner, and being able to share DICOM and Non-DICOM contents, the global Vendor Neutral Archive VNA market will see much growth and bigger Compound Annual Growth Rate.
A Few Obstacles
Despite providing scalability, information and lifecycle management, with such speed, VNA sales may get affected due to long-term PACS Vendor Neutral Archive lifecycles. This is expected to change as VNA gets more popular and more hospitals to adopt them.
We have nothing but good things to say about VNA’s future. VNA has already a very good grip on the global market and we expect it to be stronger in the next decade.