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Unavailable Prior Comparison Mammograms:  A Huge Problem in Private Practice (not-so-much for Academicians)

Posted by Kathryn Pearson Peyton, MD

04.25.2016

Kathryn Pearson Peyton, MD, is the founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Mammosphere, now part of lifeIMAGE. Dr. Pearson leads the women’s health and imaging advisory committee at lifeIMAGE.

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Health Data Interoperability or Bust

Posted by Emily Citrone

04.21.2016

Healthcare has long been plagued by operating in data silos. Costly and unnecessary testing, additional costs to consumers from multiple copays and dangerous delays in needed care have been the result of this dysfunction across the industry. Patients and payers alike have also started to take notice, forcing healthcare organizations to make significant strides in embracing and facilitating data interoperability.

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Banishing CDs: A Two-Pronged Approach to Streamlining Outside Image Management

Posted by Jim Phillips

04.05.2016

I’ve been known to say that “CD” should actually stand for “challenging for doctors.” It’s a quip that usually gets a few laughs during meetings.

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Top Takeaways from HIMSS16

Posted by Emily Citrone

03.15.2016

Recently tens of thousands – 41,885 to be exact – of healthcare IT professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. 

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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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Journey to HIMSS16: Showcasing Interoperability and Collaboration

Posted by Emily Citrone

02.26.2016

HIMSS16 is just a few days away, and like many of you, we’ve been hard at work these last few weeks preparing for the conference.

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Journey to HIMSS16: Insights from the 2016 IHE North American Connectathon

Posted by Emily Citrone

02.16.2016

lifeIMAGE was a first-time participant in the 2016 IHE North American Connectathon, held January 25-29 in Cleveland, OH. I recently had the chance to sit down with Saswata Ghose, senior software engineering manager at lifeIMAGE and one of our Connectathon representatives, to discuss the ins and outs of the event. Here’s what I learned. 

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lifeIMAGE to Present HIStalk Webinar

Posted by Emily Citrone

02.09.2016

lifeIMAGE will present a HIStalk webinar titled Completing Your EMR with a Medical Image Sharing Strategy” on Tuesday, February 23 at 1 PM EDT.

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lifeIMAGE Founder Hamid Tabatabaie Talks Medical Image Exchange, Interoperability in Podcast

Posted by Emily Citrone

02.02.2016

lifeIMAGE Founder and Executive Vice President Hamid Tabatabaie recently had the opportunity to sit down with SearchHealthIT to discuss the need for interoperability in medical image exchange.

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Topics: Interoperability, Image Exchange

Three Key Tips to Implementing an Imaging Interoperability Platform

Posted by Emily Citrone

01.29.2016

Health Data Management recently reported that healthcare organizations are not taking full advantage of enterprise imaging technology. They pointed to results of a recent survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics that showed that despite the wide adoption of PACs and other communications systems, there is still a lack of enterprise image viewing.

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Topics: Interoperability, Image Exchange, Image Sharing

Industry Perspective: Key Steps to an Effective Image Exchange Implementation

Posted by Emily Citrone

11.19.2015

Medical images are a critical factor to proper diagnosis and care planning. They may, for example, be the deciding factor as to whether or not a patient needs a second opinion, additional testing or surgery. To make these decisions in the most effective manner possible, clinicians need access to a patient’s full imaging history.

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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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Three Things Images Need to Do to Be Interoperable

Posted by Emily Kobak

10.22.2015

I don’t think a day has gone by in the last month that I haven’t heard, written, spoken or read the word “interoperability.” Like any good buzzword, it’s infiltrating the lives and inboxes of healthcare professionals across the country.

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lifeIMAGE Company Party Photo Album

Posted by Jennifer Goldstein

10.19.2015

The lifeIMAGE team went on an outing to the Warren Conference Center last month. It was a lot of fun, and there was even a scavenger hunt that had us taking silly photos. We had to share some of these memories. Enjoy!

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The Perfect Match: Integrating Image Exchange with Your EMR

Posted by Emily Kobak

10.09.2015

Integrating clinical solutions into your EMR is a lot like matchmaking. It requires a specific set of requirements from both parties, may be somewhat awkward at first and can end in heartache if not compatible.

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How Access to External Imaging Improves Patient Care and Referral Expansion

Posted by Emily Kobak

09.08.2015

Integrated access to external imaging is critical to improve patient care and expand referrals. When clinicians cannot easily access these images, it hinders clinical efficiency and growth. It’s a common challenge that we see regularly at lifeIMAGE - and one that we have also successfully addressed.

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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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Medical Image Sharing for Burn Care

Posted by Mike Murphy

05.20.2015

In burn care, having an early look at the extent of injuries is paramount in treatment of the patient and the formation of a care plan. The lifeIMAGE platform allows care teams to receive photos of a burn patient’s wounds electronically and in advance of the transfer via a secure and HIPAA-compliant process. Referring providers or members of your transport team are able to take a photo of the burn with an iPhone or iPad and upload the images to, making coordination of care more efficient. lifeIMAGE gives burn teams an important first-look in the process.

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