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 ex
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