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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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Why Mammosphere?

Posted by Matthew Michela

06.15.2016

Matthew Michela is the CEO and President of lifeIMAGE. This post was originally featured on Mammosphere's blog site. 

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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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Why I Recommend Integrating Image Exchange with Your EHR

Posted by Jim Phillips

05.25.2016

In today’s healthcare environment, it’s common for patients to receive care from more than one healthcare system. This can make it difficult for clinicians to access a patient's full imaging history. When they can view the complete medical history, within and outside of their network, it helps them deliver care faster and more efficiently.

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Mammosphere Founder Dr. Kathryn Pearson Peyton Featured on HIStalk

Posted by Emily Citrone

05.18.2016

Mammosphere founder Kathryn Pearson Peyton MD was recently a featured guest writer on HIStalk.

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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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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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