Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) and PACS Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) and PACS Market is segmented by Imaging Modality, Type (PACS, and VNA Software), Mode of Delivery, Usage Model, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.9 %

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Market Overview

The vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and PACS market are expected to witness a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. Certain factors that are driving the market growth include the increasing demand for the universalization of medical image archiving, reducing data storage costs, high-level integration with the Electronic Health Records (EHR) industry, compatibility of VNA with older data archival systems.

In today’s healthcare systems, information-based decision making is crucial for delivering quality care and maintaining efficiency in health management. Patient data must be available for effective decision-making. Though the information exists in various systems across numerous healthcare providers, it is not readily available to the clinicians. Hence, the integration of VNA or PACS with the EHR systems is crucial for the clinicians in effective decision-making. With the absence of VNA, large volumes of enterprise patient content are floating around in departmental silos, file systems which would ultimately lead to care decisions made with incomplete information. The trend of Electronic Health Records (EHR) started long ago and the growth has been accelerated with various government initiatives and programs across developed and developing nations. EHR adoption is quite high in developed countries and continues to grow globally. With the high-level integration with the EHR, organizations can liberate the content and make the data available for the clinicians. The benefits associated with the platform is driving the market studied.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of this report, VNA is a technology in which images and documents are stored in a standard format. PACS is a technology that provides economical storage and convenient access to images from multiple modalities.

By Imaging Modality
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Other Imaging Modalities
By Type
VNA Software
By Mode of Delivery
On-Site (Premise)
By Usage Model
Single Department
Multiple Departments
Multiple Sites
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

PACS is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share in the Type Segment over the Forecast Period

Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are one of the most widely used technologies in healthcare facilities across the world. More than 80% of the hospitals in developed countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan, use PACS in their facilities. The scope can be seen in developing countries, particularly Asian countries, such as India, China, etc. Healthcare facilities in these countries have now started to shift from the use of multiple services to integrated platforms for sharing and storing medical images. The adoption of PACS is rapidly increasing in these countries because of the improving healthcare sectors, increasing healthcare expenditure, and the awareness about the significance of picture archiving and communication systems. The use of these technologies is mostly in radiology. Ultrasound and MRI are other applications where their use is most common. Hence, with the aforementioned factors, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period.


North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Similar in the Forecast Period

Information systems have tremendous potential in reducing healthcare costs and improving outcomes. These systems play a major role, not only in reducing costs but also in improving the quality of care delivered. The advantages of PACS include an elimination of expensive silver-based screen, improved access to old and new films to physicians, reduction in the physical storage requirement of bulky films, and low personnel costs. Additionally, PACS has improved the workflow of hospitals, by reducing the diagnostic time from hours to minutes. The PACS monitor systems play a major role in efficiently identifying the connectivity issues and resolving them at the earliest possible. The major factors driving the market in the region are the reduction in administration costs, the increase in the number of patients diagnosed every hour, easy handling, and review and transfer of pictures after imaging.


Competitive Landscape

The vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and PACS market is highly competitive and consists of a few major players. Companies like Agfa Healthcare NV, Dell Technologies Inc., Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, GE Healthcare, IBM Corporation, Koninklijke Philips NV, Lexmark International Inc., McKesson Corporation, Novarad Corporation, Siemens AG, among others, hold the substantial market share in the vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and PACS market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for the Universalization of Medical Image Archiving

      2. 4.2.2 Reducing Data Storage Costs

      3. 4.2.3 High-level Integration with Electronic Health Records (EHR) Industry

      4. 4.2.4 Compatibility of VNA with Older Data Archival Systems

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Availability of Long-Term Data Affecting the Decisions of Service Providers

      2. 4.3.2 Long Product Life Cycle Affecting New Sales

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Imaging Modality

      1. 5.1.1 Angiography

      2. 5.1.2 Mammography

      3. 5.1.3 Computed Tomography

      4. 5.1.4 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

      5. 5.1.5 Ultrasound

      6. 5.1.6 Other Imaging Modalities

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 PACS

      2. 5.2.2 VNA Software

    3. 5.3 By Mode of Delivery

      1. 5.3.1 On-Site (Premise)

      2. 5.3.2 Hybrid

      3. 5.3.3 Cloud-hosted

    4. 5.4 By Usage Model

      1. 5.4.1 Single Department

      2. 5.4.2 Multiple Departments

      3. 5.4.3 Multiple Sites

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.5.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Agfa Healthcare NV

      2. 6.1.2 Dell Technologies Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 GE Healthcare

      5. 6.1.5 IBM Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Koninklijke Philips NV

      7. 6.1.7 Lexmark International Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 McKesson Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Novarad Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Siemens AG

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) and PACS Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) and PACS Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.9% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Agfa Healthcare NV, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, GE Healthcare, IBM Corporation, Siemens Healthineers are the major companies operating in Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) and PACS Market.

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