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In Mammography, History Matters

Posted by Richie Pfeiffer

12.19.2017

The most powerful breast cancer indicator on a mammogram is the growth of a mass observed from a previous mammogram1. When it comes to mammographic imaging procedures:

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Three Reasons Your Transfer Center Needs Image Exchange

Posted by Paul D. Raymond, Jr.

12.13.2017

Transfer centers serve as the logistics hub for all aspects of patient transfers. If your organization has a transfer center, then you probably already know the tremendous work that this department manages day in and day out.

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Consider the gift of life. #GivingTuesday

Posted by Matthew Michela

11.28.2017

Every 10 minutes, another person goes on the organ waiting list.

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (@UNOS), more than 117,00 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. As you consider which causes and charities to support today on #GivingTuesday, consider the impact you could have if you sign up as an organ do

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Virtual Gets Real in Medical Imaging

Posted by Richie Pfeiffer

11.17.2017

From film to 3D VR: RSNA then and now 

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been attending the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference for over 20 years now. In 1996, positron emission tomography (PET) and the multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scans were new, cutting edge technologies. The industry was just starting to talk about radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archive and communication systems (PACS). And there was no such thing as image exchange, as most imaging was still captured on film.

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Supporting Veterans Through Improved Access to Quality Health Care

Posted by Janak Joshi

11.10.2017

As Veterans Day approaches, we are looking forward to honoring the people who have served, or are serving, in our armed services. To those who have taken the oath for the ultimate sacrifice, it is an oath that lasts a lifetime, and not just during service. One way to ensure our veterans are treated with respect every day is to make certain that community health care providers are able to improve access to timely and quality services.

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Advancing Access to Image Exams Helps Pediatricians Administer Critical Treatment

Posted by Richie Pfeiffer

07.25.2017

Time matters when treating a pediatric patient and instant access to the patient’s comprehensive medical information, including prior imaging exams, is critical to determining the best course of action. Unfortunately, children’s hospitals are frequently inundated by imaging CDs brought in by patients’ parents or caregivers from their community care providers.

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Image Exchange in Trauma Care: When Timing is Everything

Posted by Richie Pfeiffer

06.28.2017

For a trauma team, every second matters, so receiving a patient’s medical imaging exams in advance of a transfer is critical. The most efficient way to exchange medical images and reports in 2017 is through an electronic workflow that can manage connecting many endpoints to the hospital’s chosen EHR platform.  Each year, trauma accounts for 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the nation, according to the CDC.

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Looking at Enterprise Imaging Systems as an “EHR” for Images

Posted by Matthew Michela

05.18.2017

How is your organization planning to mature its medical imaging systems? That is a question we often ask hospital executives. From experience, the answer varies. For some, imaging brings its own set of unique challenges: Discrete, departmental data silos, and a lack of interoperable data, all of which hampers an organization’s goal of pursuing quality and outcomes in a value-based system of care.

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Rethinking Healthcare Data: It is a Technology Ecosystem

Posted by Richie Pfeiffer

05.03.2017

Healthcare providers have historically been set up to deliver volume-based care: more scans, more volume, and more capacity. Now, payers, patient advocates, and industry organizations are calling for a switch to “value-based imaging” which requires imaging interoperability.  It’s how economic forces in U.S. healthcare incentivize better patient outcomes, reduce costs, improve safety and reduce radiation exposure.

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Enterprise Imaging in Cardiology

Posted by Matthew Michela

04.19.2017

Cardiology staff are typically some of the busiest individuals in any hospital. Cardiologists have no time to spare and must often rely on imaging captured outside of their network to make critical, time-sensitive decisions. The inability to access prior diagnostic images or consult with clinicians outside their own health system network with data in hand can cause delays in urgent, routine, and interventional care critical to managing cardiac conditions.

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Insights from HIMSS17

Posted by Emily Citrone

03.03.2017

The lifeIMAGE team joined over 40,000 healthcare IT professionals last week in Orlando for the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

We caught up with a few our team members in our booth to get their insights on the conference and the types of conversations they were having on the show floor.

Hear more about what they had to say about their HIMSS experiences in the videos below.

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Ready to take on HIMSS17 – Connecting Images across the Healthcare Ecosystem

Posted by Emily Citrone

02.17.2017

With HIMSS17 starting up this weekend in Orlando, you’ll find the lifeIMAGE team gearing up for one of the busiest weeks in health IT.

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Topics: HIMSS

Standing tall for imaging interoperability at RSNA

Posted by Matthew Michela

12.15.2016

The genus Sequoia represents some of the largest trees in the world, including our own country’s famed California redwoods. In healthcare, the Sequoia Project represents a group of health IT vendors, large healthcare networks and other stakeholders who recognize the essential nature of imaging accessibility for patient care and safety and support the creation of interoperable national networks.

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(Video) Insights from RSNA 2016

Posted by Emily Citrone

12.01.2016

It’s been an exciting week for the lifeIMAGE team at RSNA 2016. We took a moment to check in with our CEO Matthew Michela and Senior Vice President of Client Services Jim Phillips to get their perspectives on the conversations they’ve been having throughout the conference.

Hear more on what they had to say in these short videos below. 

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Interoperability the Key to Value-Based Imaging

Posted by Emily Citrone

11.27.2016

Today kicks off day one of RSNA 2016, the world’s largest gathering of radiologists that comes annually to McCormick Place in Chicago, and this year the American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 initiative takes center stage as specialists adapt to new payment models.

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Gearing up for RSNA 2016

Posted by Jackie Leckas

11.17.2016

At the upcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting you’ll find the lifeIMAGE team talking about connecting images across the healthcare ecosystem. This is because medical imaging is a critical component of the patient’s overall medical record, yet providers across clinical specialties still struggle with accessing a full imaging history. Data can live in countless locations internal and external to a hospital. Our message to radiology? You have the power to bring all this data together for the sake of better patient care.

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Topics: Interoperability, Client Outlook, Image Sharing, RSNA

Clinical Image Sharing Outgrows Radiology

Posted by Emily Citrone

11.02.2016

As interoperability became one of HIT's top priorities this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pressed health care providers to make health data more liquid or risk reimbursement penalties.  With more rules coming into play that tie clinical quality measures to reimbursements, reducing expensive imaging tests that are clinically unnecessary will become paramount and lack of interoperability will no longer be an excuse for not sharing image data.

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New FHIR Integration Helps Hospitals Connect Imaging Data Across Disparate Systems

Posted by Janak Joshi

10.27.2016

As part of lifeIMAGE 5.0, the newest evolution of the lifeIMAGE platform, we now support Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) integration as a part of our interoperability ecosystem. This allows us to enhance our customers’ capabilities to connect imaging data across disparate systems.  

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lifeIMAGE 5.0 Debuts with Powerful New Features

Posted by Jackie Leckas

10.20.2016

lifeIMAGE 5.0 is now live. We’re introducing the latest upgrade to our enterprise-grade electronic medical image-sharing platform, and it’s loaded with new features – driven by both customer requests and our drive for continuous innovation. As champions of health data interoperability, we’re particularly excited about the new depth of data-sharing this new version offers.

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Radiology and MACRA: Using a Cloud-based Image Sharing Service to Address MIPS Quality Measures

Posted by Don K. Dennison

10.12.2016

As discussed in this paper, the proposed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation has some specific measures that relate to Radiology imaging exams and their diagnostic results. In some scenarios, an Image Sharing service is likely required to meet these measures.

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