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lifeIMAGE Announces No-Cost Service for Hospitals to Give Patients Secure Access to Medical Imaging, Pledges Support for the Blue Button Initiative
Date:3/1/2013

Newton, MA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

lifeIMAGE, the nation’s highly utilized network for sharing medical images, will be offering its customers a free service for physicians and hospitals to provide patients with secure and online access to results of medical imaging tests. With lifeIMAGE, patients are able to securely store, view, and share images and associated reports with care providers, with just a web browser. Today, lifeIMAGE is also announcing its support for the Blue Button standard to help patients transfer and exchange their medical imaging records. Blue Button, originally implemented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and since adopted by Medicare, gives individuals the ability to download their health or claims information in an easy-to-read and standards based electronic format.

This free service has the potential to empower a substantial number of patients in the U.S. with straightforward, online access to their personal imaging histories. lifeIMAGE services are already used by 140 of the largest and highest ranked hospitals in the country, including the top centers for cancer, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedic, pulmonary, urology, and pediatric care. These facilities represent 73,000 physicians, who annually perform over 50 million outpatient visits and 28 million diagnostic imaging exams. The lifeIMAGE network has been used to electronically exchange results of nearly 1.7 million exams, or 362 million images, among diverse and unaffiliated healthcare settings. This access is preventing duplicative exams, excessive radiation, delayed care, and significant redundant costs.

For the past two years, lifeIMAGE has been working with Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) on a project funded by the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) to deploy XDS-based technologies that promote patient access to imaging records.

“Patients have been waiting for this for a long time and lifeIMAGE is very adept at providing solutions in this realm. I’m delighted to have commercial partners help expand the RSNA Image Share Network,” said Dr. David Mendelson, Principal Investigator of the Image Share Network, Co-Chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, and Chief of Clinical Informatics at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Earlier this week, the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, a pilot site of the RSNA Image Share project, published results of its survey conducted among physicians and patients 12 months after launching the electronic personal health record. The survey found that 95 percent of participating patients understand the importance of a patient-controlled imaging PHR, and 85 percent are very satisfied with the experience.

“Patients with acute and chronic illnesses typically see clinicians at more than one hospital or care setting—their local physician or hospital and often a specialist or two at a tertiary care facility. Health systems and physicians who help patients easily share their records with other care providers will deliver better care, avoid extra costs, and win patient and provider loyalty in an increasingly competitive care market,” said lifeIMAGE co-founder and CEO, Hamid Tabatabaie. “The overwhelming evidence of the benefits and reception by patients and providers have inspired us to double up our commitment to facilitating this exchange, for no charge to our customers, and hope to make an important contribution to the patient empowerment movement that is so crucial to improving our healthcare system.”

lifeIMAGE will debut its patient engagement capabilities at the upcoming HIMSS conference in booth #951.

About lifeIMAGE
lifeIMAGE provides a broad set of solutions for universal e-sharing of diagnostic imaging information. These products securely connect hospitals, radiology groups and physicians to their patients everywhere and are currently deployed at many of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions and academic medical centers. The goal of the lifeIMAGE platform is to help avoid duplicate exams and eliminate unnecessary patient exposure to excessive radiation.

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