lifeIMAGE will debut a service allowing physicians, patients and hospitals to create profiles to securely exchange medical information.
Image sharing network lifeIMAGE will debut at RSNA 2012 a new networking service that will allow physicians, patients and hospitals to create profiles and form associations to securely exchange medical information.
With lifeIMAGE Connections, users can develop profiles to be listed in a directory. Hospitals can link to the profile from their site so outside physicians and patients can request permission to connect and transfer images.
Patients and providers can connect to sources of imaging data on CDs, remote PACS networks, scanners or electronic health records, according to the company. The aim is to prevent unnecessary imaging. In the coming year Connections will support new models of collaboration. To help hospitals involved in accountable care originations meet quality and cost containment goals, the company plans to provide imaging duplication detection through integration with clinical decision support and EHRs.