Fujifilm Meets MU Criteria for Synapse, Launches New Cloud-Based Service
Fujifilm announced this week that user of its Synapse RIS would qualify for federal subsidies under Meaningful Use standards for radiology. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology certifies various health IT systems. Fujifilm earned a modular EHR certification, which meets multiple criteria as opposed to a complete certification that meets all 33 criteria, according to a company press release. "Having our Synapse RIS receive modular certification is a tangible step towards receiving complete certification," said Jim Morgan, Fujifilm's Vice President of Medical Informatics, based on the release. "This means that our radiology clients can address their Meaningful Use requirements that ensure an improved workflow and allow them to more quickly qualify for the incentives set forth by the ONC.” As part of the company’s Synapse platform, Fujifilm also announced this week that it launched a new cloud-based image storage service called Permivault. “The new service is designed for health and medical data management but is also available for any customer requiring file-based storage,” according to a press release. Fujifilm said it built Permivault off its existing Medical Managed Services Platform. Cloud-based storage services make it easier to exchange data between disparate systems and relieves facilities from needing their own servers.