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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

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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CHIME Survey Shows Enterprise Imaging Top Priority for CIOs

Posted by Jackie Leckas

08.23.2016

lifeIMAGE recently surveyed members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to gain a better understanding of the state of enterprise imaging and image data interoperability. One hundred chief information officers responded with some great insights on the status of these initiatives at their facilities.

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Takeaways from the HIMSS-SIIM White Paper on Image Exchange

Posted by Jackie Leckas

07.28.2016


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Joint Workgroup recently published its first white paper, “Considerations for Exchanging and Sharing Medical Images for Improved Collaboration and Patient Care1.” The paper, released in conjunction with the SIIM 2016 meeting earlier this month, was produced by the workgroup’s Image Exchange sub-committee, which includes members from provider, consulting and healthcare IT organizations. It explores the use cases, challenges and standards for medical image exchange.  

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Medical Image Exchange: Which Docs Use it Most?

Posted by Jackie Leckas

06.28.2016

Clinicians share approximately half a million medical images on the lifeIMAGE network every month. They are exchanging studies to prep for consultations, remotely consult on cases and provide second opinions, all to improve patient care. As more clinical departments adopt our solution into their daily workflows, we were curious to see which specialties leverage it the most. So, we dove into six months of utilization data to find out what types of doctors are our top users.

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Preventing Patient Data Mismatches When Deploying Image Exchange Enterprise Wide

Posted by Jackie Leckas

06.08.2016

With a mature medical image exchange platform deployed across a healthcare enterprise, external imaging data from any number of sources can flow into the local network at any point of care. Users in every ‘ology can directly receive and view studies from referring sites, patients and from physical media (CDs and DVDs), and link it to the patient's record in the EHR or import it to the PACS/VNA.

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Client Outlook and lifeIMAGE: Unified Access to All Imaging Content

Posted by Jackie Leckas

04.27.2016

Earlier this year, lifeIMAGE joined forces with Client Outlook to bring our users a world-class image viewing experience through their image exchange platform, and beyond. eUnity, a fast and scalable FDA Class II diagnostic and clinical imaging viewer, will soon be a core part of our solution. Through lifeIMAGE, eUnity can also be leveraged to connect the silos of image content at an institution.

What’s the value here?

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(Video) From HIMSS16 Day 2: Customer Conversations

Posted by Jackie Leckas

03.02.2016

We look forward to events such as HIMSS because they are a great opportunity for face-to-face meetings with the health systems that use our image exchange platform. We asked Jim Phillips, Senior Vice President of Client Services at lifeIMAGE, what topics have come up in customer conversations this week. According to him, new upgrades to our EHR integrations and the news of our partnership with Client Outlook have been key themes. Jim explains more in this short video.

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Topics: HIMSS, Customers, Client Outlook, EHR Integration

(Video) From HIMSS16 Day 1: Insights on Patient Engagement

Posted by Jackie Leckas

03.01.2016

It’s the end of the first day of HIMSS16 so we took a minute to check in with our CEO, Matt Michela, to get his perspective on what conference goers are talking about. Patient engagement was top of mind for him, hear his thoughts in the video below.

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Setting Standards for Image Exchange in a Value-Based World

Posted by Jackie Leckas

11.11.2015

As health systems take on more risk and shift their focus towards value-based care, radiology practices are being asked to put more emphasis on quality over quantity.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Integrate Image Exchange with Your EMR

Posted by Jackie Leckas

07.30.2015

The EMR is the source of truth for clinical information at your organization. Did you know you can integrate lifeIMAGE with your system to make external imaging easily accessible from the local patient record? The lifeIMAGE customers who have gone live with EMR integration are seeing the five main benefits.

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Topics: EMR integration, EHR integration, Epic, Cerner

University of Rochester Medical Center looks to the cloud

Posted by Jackie Leckas

07.28.2015

The “CD factory” had to go. That was the consensus reached four years ago by all parties involved in the handling of diagnostic images at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), the regional healthcare hub in Western New York anchored by 800-bed Strong Memorial Hospital. Read more on healthimaging.com.

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Six Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction with Medical Image Exchange

Posted by Jackie Leckas

07.21.2014

Patient satisfaction has always been important, but market forces have it climbing even higher on the strategic initiative list at most healthcare organizations. Why? Patients are more engaged than ever, and are exercising more choice in where they decide to seek healthcare services. Increasing a patient’s level of satisfaction can ensure their continued loyalty to your healthcare organization. Additionally, low HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores can now impact Medicare reimbursement rates. Given these drivers, hospital c-suites are looking for any and all improvements that can quickly have a meaningful impact on satisfaction. At some organizations (perhaps yours?) leadership has even appointed a “Chief Patient Experience Officer” to look over this initiative.

lifeIMAGE technology can help you better meet the needs of your patients, and improve the experience they have with your services. Fixing the seemingly innocuous problem of incoming CDs is a tangible way to show patients you are committed to their care, will facilitate the fastest, most effective care plan, and that you have the utmost respect for their time.

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