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Saint Francis Health System Further Expanding its Perceptive Software Solutions with Vendor Neutral Archive for Medical Image Management
Perceptive Acuo VNA will unify clinical content from all healthcare systems to improve image sharing, enable workflow and lifecycle management and enhance access to patient information at the point of care.

News Facts

  • Lexmark’s Perceptive Software announces that Tulsa-based Saint Francis Health System will deploy Perceptive Acuo VNA to consolidate medical image management for radiologists and clinical users across all hospital and clinic locations. 
  • Perceptive Acuo VNA is a vendor neutral foundation that drives better care delivery through a patient-centric approach to clinical content management. It improves clinical workflow and archiving capabilities for healthcare organizations, enabling all clinical content to be easily shared across the enterprise and providing greater freedom and flexibility in implementing departmental systems that best meet patient care, clinical quality and business process needs. Perceptive Acuo VNA also strengthens business continuance and disaster recovery capabilities with VNA software running in primary and secondary data centers.
  • Perceptive Acuo VNA will serve as a medical image abstraction layer between departmental systems and data storage platforms. This will give Saint Francis Health System a better approach to sharing images across the enterprise and control of clinical data for greater flexibility in selecting new clinical systems when aging systems and storage platforms need to be replaced.
  • Perceptive Acuo VNA stores medical imaging data in a standard format, providing interoperability among server and storage infrastructure, department viewing and workflow applications. This standard formatting also eliminates the need to migrate data whenever a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is replaced or when new facilities are integrated with the Saint Francis healthcare network.
  • Saint Francis Health System currently utilizes Perceptive Software for content management across the clinical enterprise including departments such as health information management (HIM), medical records, patient registration, accounts payable and human resources. Perceptive Software solutions integrate with the health system’s existing applications including: SAP, IDX/GE Centricity, NextGen®, QuadraMed®, and Encore.
  • Saint Francis is currently deploying Epic EMR and is integrating scheduling, registration, HIM and patient finance functionality with Perceptive ECM. The Perceptive ECM integration will enable the organization to efficiently manage unstructured content and make it available within the patient electronic medical record.  

Supporting Quotes

  • “Saint Francis Health System is working to provide a one-patient, one-record information system to enhance patient care across all of our locations,” said Mark Stastny, vice president, information services, Saint Francis Health System. “A vendor neutral archive will help us simplify the process of storing, managing and accessing patient medical images at the point of care, in the context of the patient electronic medical record (EMR), for more-informed clinical decision-making.”
  • "Perceptive Acuo VNA will enable Saint Francis to deploy an end-to-end solution to accelerate clinical workflow and archiving capabilities for imaging studies across its health system," said Jeff Timbrook, global vice president healthcare, Perceptive Software. "Perceptive Software offers a broad and unique set of technologies to the healthcare market—enterprise content management (ECM), VNA with clinical content viewing, image sharing, enterprise connectivity and clinical data migration services—that combine to manage the entire range of content within the healthcare enterprise and provide one integration point to the EMR."

Supporting Resources

About Perceptive Software ( 

Lexmark's Perceptive Software (NYSE: LXK) builds intelligent capture, content management, process management, enterprise search and integration products that connect unstructured printed and digital information across enterprises with the processes, applications and people that need it most. 

About Saint Francis Health System 

Founded in 1960 by William K. and Natalie O. Warren, the Saint Francis Health System is a Catholic not-for-profit healthcare organization whose mission, since its inception has been to extend the presence and healing ministry of Christ, with a particular emphasis on those who are marginalized. The health system includes Saint Francis Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Warren Clinic, the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis, Saint Francis Hospital South, Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital, Saint Francis Broken Arrow and Saint Francis Home Care Companies. As one of Tulsa’s largest employers, approximately 800 physicians and 8,000 employees are a part of the Saint Francis Health System.