This IDC Health Insights study discusses the growing importance of AICA, the next generation of vendor neutral archives (VNAs), as a key component of information management strategies that will underpin the shift toward integrated and personalized care. Leveraging the key highlights of a survey conducted among 175 Western European healthcare organizations, as well as in-depth interviews and discussions with end users investing in clinical archives and vendors, the study looks at how AICA offers a new, standards-based information platform delivering a nimble approach to health data management. AICA offers a strategic investment in managing today's complex, high-volume unstructured data, and putting it to work in patient records, portals, HIE platforms, analytics, clinical decision support, remote care solutions, and other evolving strategies in the future. The study also offers guidance for providers that want to adopt an AICA strategy.
"AICA provides the necessary archiving and data management solutions to respond to the deepening need for a 360-degree patient view to support multiple uses of patient data, at different levels of aggregation, and in different use cases. Thanks to its standards-based and coherent architecture, AICA helps healthcare providers to harness the benefits of the 3rd Platform and is instrumental to healthcare enterprise digital transformation," said Silvia Piai, EMEA senior research manager.