Fujifilm’s Expanding Enterprise Imaging Footprint within the U.S. Department of Defense

AUTHOR: Sara Osberger, Senior Director of Marketing, Enterprise Imaging, FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation

Fujifilm recently announced that it has successfully completed the DoD’s thorough and extensive vetting process to be granted a Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Authority to Operate (ATO) on the U.S. active military’s networks.

On the heels of that exciting news, we were able to deliver another announcement that we have expanded our enterprise imaging collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) after receiving a PACS award for Navy Medical Center San Diego. This award includes Navy Medical Center San Diego, Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, Lemoore, and approximately 40 additional medical treatment facilities.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that meeting the U.S. government’s standards for security is a challenging feat. The DoD employs an RMF that considers effectiveness, efficiency, and constraints due to applicable laws, directives, executive orders, policies, standards, and regulations. Meeting the DoD’s RMF requirements required our government-focused medical informatics team to go through a very rigorous process. We’re proud of our most recent ATO award for our Synapse® 7x enterprise imaging platform, as this achievement speaks volumes about our commitment to security and our past success working with DoD facilities.

The new Navy Medical Center San Diego award is the most recent example of Fujifilm’s ever-expanding footprint within the DoD. Presently, all radiology images captured on European-based DoD sites are currently, or will soon be, reviewed on Synapse PACS. Within the U.S., Fujifilm’s enterprise imaging technology has been used by many DoD sites, including the largest U.S. site, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Fujifilm’s government enterprise service team consists of technical experts, many of whom are former service members, who have extensive experience working alongside Veterans Affairs and DoD facilities. The new Navy Medical Center San Diego award is further evidence of a long, successful track record working with government sites currently using Synapse enterprise imaging technologies.

In the 5 years that have passed since Fujifilm’s last ATO award for Synapse 5 PACS, broader changes within both private/public and government sectors are striking. Five years ago, public and private hospital consolidations were commonplace. Today, the U.S. Department of Defense is undergoing a similar medical imaging realignment of its own to streamline patient imaging and data across its network. This realignment strategy is allowing the DoD to consolidate PACS vendors to improve interoperability and achieve broader goals.

In many ways, the DoD’s realignment speaks to the same focus that many large private and public hospital networks also prize: vendors with a relentless focus on informatics technology innovation and security compliance.

Want to learn more about Fujifilm’s Synapse 7x Platform? See our Synapse 7x landing page.