VNA Clinical Connectors

Standards-Based, Intelligent Clinical Workflows

MobileMobile device app provides digital photo, video, audio, and note capture with integrated patient worklist and EMR application launch capability
WebClinician web portal to capture any clinical data from a desktop or device using web browser with integrated patient list and EMR launch capability
EMRPlugin API Portal launched API allowing data upload directly from patient encounter in EMR
Web ServicesRESTfuI and SOAP web services to allow patient and study object uploads and query/retrieve
HL7 File UploadsHL7 deliver of patient and image demographics using parsed file location to upload data from source
Shared DirectoryProcess to investigate a common directory accessible by source system and VNA to read in demographics and object data
Web Browser Upload Direct upload to patient or study folder from administrator UI
XDSAccepts data through XDS Provide and Register messages to XDS Repository. Also provides XDS connectivity for data acquired through other connector methods.
POC Ultrasound GatewayAllows Point-of-Care US to store and retrieve demographics via DICOM MWL Q/R or REST web services

Seamless Point-of-Care Data Capture

Synapse VNA Connext Mobile brings groundbreaking, seamless point-of-care data capture and management to mobile devices.

At the touch of a button, Synapse VNA acquires photos, videos, sound files, and notes with the highest level of security. Data is automatically archived directly to the hospital’s Synapse VNA as an integral part of the patient record for viewing through an EMR and our integrated viewer.

Users launch the Connext Mobile app by selecting a patient from the worklist-driven application or EMR mobile integration and capturing data to a folder associated with the patient context and visit, encounter, or order in the hospital’s Synapse VNA. All captured data is automatically stored to the appropriate patient folder and can be viewed seamlessly from within the EMR through an integrated link to the Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer. The Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer provides a complete clinical patient history with the display of both DICOM and non-DICOM data, including full non-DICOM toolsets.

Once uploaded, the mobile data is managed using the patented clinical lifecycle rules within Synapse VNA. Synapse VNA Connext provides a high level of security for all captured data by utilizing server-based user authentication and encrypted data capture and transmission, protecting data even in the event of device loss.

In short, Synapse VNA Connext is a complete, seamless, mobile data-integration tool for the archive, providing:

  • Simplified mobile data capture
  • EMR integration for viewing and distribution via Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer
  • EMR mobile app integration for data capture
  • Worklist-based patient context
  • Intelligent clinical lifecycle management for mobile data
  • Security with single sign-on and encrypted transmission
  • Transmission status with retry abilities and tracking


Synapse VNA Connext Web makes it easy to add files to the patient record with an easy-to-use, drag and drop interface. Similar to Connext Mobile, you can identify the patient from an encounters-based worklist, eliminating the need for manual order or data entry. Alternately, click a link in your EMR and the Connext Web screen loads with the patient information and encounter/visit pre-entered. This streamlines your workflow, eliminating any duplicate data entry and reducing the chance of patient misidentification.

Connext Web can be used to upload any content to the VNA, such as PDF reports, hand-written notes, images from a DSLR camera, video recordings or files from other proprietary (and unconnected) systems. Add custom descriptions and department specific labels for easy identification later on and comparison with like priors. Multiple files can be grouped into folders, or associated with existing DICOM studies.

Files are stored securely in the Synapse VNA and a link is sent to the EMR so clinicians can access them throughout the hospital in the Enterprise Viewer.



All clinical inputs and outputs for more than 30 specialties

As this chart indicates, DICOM is but a fraction of the total relevant clinical content necessary to produce a complete patient record.

AnesthesiaIn Room C-Arm, X-Ray, Anesthetic, Record Keeping Reports
Burn UnitPhotograph, Reports
Cardiac RehabProgress Reports, EKG, Video
Photos, Dermatological Reports
Emergency MedicineX-Ray, CT, ECG, Triage Reports
EndocrinologySPECT/CT, PET CT, Physician Reports, Voice Dictation files
Family MedicinePhysician Notes, Reports
GastroenterologyBarium X-Ray, CT, NM, Endoscopes, US, Reports, Voice Dictation Files
HematologyHT Reports, Voice Dictation Files
ICU Medicineln Department C-Arrn X-Ray, Patient ClS Flow Chart Reports
NephrologyUS and MRI Angiography Scintigraphy (Nuclear Medicine), Reports, Voice Dictation Files
NeurologyRenal Scans, SPECT/CT, PET CT, Physician Reports, Renal Grams, Voice Dictation Files
Nuclear Medicine US, Physician Reports, Voice Dictation files
ObstetricsX-Ray, CT, US, Reports, Voice Dictation Files, Fetal Strips, Reports
OncologyFDG-PET, CT, X-Ray, Treatment Plans, Densitometry, Biograph Reports
OphthalmologyOphthalmology Laser Images, Physician Reports, Voice Dictation Files
Oral SurgeryDental X-Rays, Physician Reports
Plastic SurgeryPhotographs, Reports, US
PathologyDigital and Scanned Pathology, Pathology Reports, Voice Dictation files
PediatricsNuclear VCUG, DMSA Scans, Reports, Voice Dictation Files
PulmonologyCT Gamma, SPECT, PET, Reports, Voice Dictation files
RadiologyMR, CT, XR, US, NM, Radiology Reports, Voice Dictation Files
Rehab Medicine Brain Lab Reports, Voice Dictation Files
RheumatologyUS, MRI, Rheumatology Reports, Voice Dictation Files
Sleep Disorder Polysomnograms, Videos
Speech PathologyFluoroscopy, Endoscope Motion Video
SurgeryIn Department X-Ray, Endoscopes, Surgery Reports
UrologyMR, XR, Digital Fluoroscopy Reports, Voice Dictation Files
Wound CarePhotograph, Reports