VNA Clinical Connectors

Standards-Based, Intelligent Clinical Workflows

Connext POC WorklistsDICOM MWL Q/R or RESTful web services allow point-of-care (POC) modalities and imaging systems to retrieve patient demographics for encounters-based procedures and store content.
Connext MobileMobile app to capture photos, videos, audio recordings, and notes. Launch the patient context directly from the EHR, or select patients from the integrated, department-specific POC workflist. Supports configurable attributes and restricted workflows (for VIP patients or abuse victims).
Connext WebWeb portal to upload any clinical content. Catchall tool when other automated methods cannot be deployed. Launch the patient context directly from the EHR, or select patients from the integrated, department-specific POC workflist. Supports configurable attributes and restricted workflows (for VIP patients or abuse victims).
Connext SDKRESTful and SOAP web services to upload clinical content and query/retrieve patient information.
DICOMTraditional DICOM services to query (C-FIND), retrieve (C-MOVE) and store (C-STORE) DICOM objects.
DICOMwebโ„ขDICOM standard for web-based medical imaging. RESTful services to search for (QIDO) and retrieve (WADO-URI/WAD-RS) content.
HL7ยฎ FHIRยฎRESTful web service to create, read, update and delete DocumentReference FHIR resources.
HL7 File UploadsHL7 messages from the source system include patient demographics, and content metadata. Files can be included in the message, or retrieved from a location specified in the message.
Shared DirectoryProcess to monitor a shared folder for new content stored by the source system; VNA ingests data and parses demographics from the object.
XDSSupports the exchange documents and images across the healthcare enterprise as a cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) Document Source and Document Repository, and XDS-I.B Imaging Document Source and Document Repository. Also provides XDS connectivity for data acquired through other connector mods.

Seamless Point-of-Care Data Capture

Synapse VNA Connext Mobileย 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 theย 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.

Workflow Key
E = Encounters-Based
O = Orders-Based
Departments Workflow Connext Mobile DICOM Photos Video Audio Reports Content Examples
Abuse E โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— Audio Recordings, Photos, Video, XR
Anesthesia E โ— โ— โ— โ— US, Patient Monitor, BIS, EEG, ECG, Scans, Photos
Burn Unit E โ— โ— โ— Photos
Cardiac Rehab E โ— โ— Progress Plans/Reports, ECG
Cardiology E/O โ— โ— CT, MR, Cath, US, ECG, Holter, Stress
Dermatology E โ— โ— โ— Photos, Notes & Pathology Reports
Emergency Medicine E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— XR, POCUS, CT, Trauma Photos, Patient Monitor, ECG
Endocrinology O โ— โ— SPECT/CT, PET CT, Physician Reports
Ear, Nose and Throat E โ— โ— โ— โ— Otoscope, Endoscope
Family Medicine E โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— Photos, Physician Notes, US, XR
Gastroenterology E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— Barium XR, CT, NM, Endoscopes, US
Hematology E โ— HT Reports
ICU Medicine E โ— โ— โ— C-Arrn XR, PAtient CIS Flow Charts, Patient Monitor, ECG
Nephrology E/O โ— โ— US and MRI Angiography, Scintigraphy, Renal Studies
Neurology E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— SPECT/CT, PET/CT, MRI, EEG, Video, Physician Reports
Nuclear Medicine O โ— โ— 3D, Cardiology, NM, PET, SPECT
Obstetrics O โ— โ— 4D, US, Labds, Fetal Strips, Genetic Report
Oncology E/O โ— โ— 3D, FDG-PET, CT, MR, XR, Treatment Plans,
Densitometry, Biograph Reports
Ophthalmology E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— OCT, Fundus Cameras, Laser Images, Photos
Orthopaedics E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— XR, CT, MR, Gait Study, Range of Motion
Oral Surgery E/O โ— โ— โ— Dental XRs
Plastic Surgery E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— 3D Reconstructions, Photos, US
Pathology E/O โ— โ— โ— Gross Pathology, Digital Microscopy, Whole Slide Pathology
Pediatrics E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— Radiology, Cardiology, Photos, Surgery
Point-of-care Ultrasound E/O โ— โ— US
Pulmonology O โ— โ— CT Gamma, SPECT, PET
Radiology O โ— โ— โ— โ— 3D, MR, CT, XR, US, NM, PET
Rehab Medicine E โ— โ— โ— โ— Photos, Video, Rehab Plan, Patient Home Instructions
Rheumatology E/O โ— โ— โ— US, MRI
Sleep Disorder O โ— โ— โ— โ— Polysomnograms, Videos
Speech Pathology E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— Swallow Study, Nasometer, Endoscope Video, Audio, Video
Surgery E/O โ— โ— โ— โ— CR, XR, Scopes, Video
Urology E/O โ— โ— MR, US, XR, Surgery Report
Wound Care E โ— โ— โ— Photos