lifeIMAGE Named One of the Most Innovative Technologies by The Wall Street Journal

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In its first year as a commercially available service, lifeIMAGE (http://www.lifeimage.com), the medical image sharing choice for the nation’s leading hospitals, has been named one of the most innovative technologies in the world by The Wall Street Journal.

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“lifeIMAGE is simplifying the way the healthcare industry manages medical imaging, turning conventional methods on their sides,” said Hamid Tabatabaie, president and CEO, lifeIMAGE.

In its first year as a commercially available service, lifeIMAGE, the medical image sharing choice for the nation’s leading hospitals, has been named one of the most innovative technologies by The Wall Street Journal as part of its international 2010 Technology Innovation Awards. A winner in the healthcare IT category, lifeIMAGE was lauded for its cloud-based platform for sharing and exchange of diagnostic images.

The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards are in their 10th year and honor cutting-edge innovations. Nearly 600 applicants from 30 countries applied for this year’s awards. An independent panel of judges chose the winners, representing just eight percent of the total number of applicants.

“The judges were impressed with the lifeIMAGE technology,” said Wall Street Journal News Editor John M. Leger, who oversees the awards. “The ability to share medical images is an important step in controlling medical costs and ending unnecessary exams.”

lifeIMAGE allows patients, physicians and hospitals to electronically collect, share and view diagnostic imaging records from any facility, reducing time and cost associated with redundant exams, avoiding excessive radiation exposure for patients and dealing with the unreliable method of shuttling around CDs.

Additional 2010 lifeIMAGE achievements include:

•Development of innovative products and platforms to solve image management issues within and outside of hospitals and medical centers:

lila InBox™, a solution for the complexities related to high volumes of incoming patient CDs.
lila DropBox™, a cloud-based service that provides specialists with a secure online repository to which referring physicians and patients can upload digital imaging exams, reports and associated documents.
TIME™ (Trauma Image Management & Exchange), a clinical tool that helps trauma units collect diagnostic imaging information early, and instantly share it with surgical teams and other care providers.

•Selection by 10 of the nation’s ‘Best Hospitals,’ as ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2010-2011 survey.

•Implementations at large cancer centers such as Moffitt Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

•Contracts with major teaching and specialty practice hospitals such as Shands HealthCare, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Baystate Medical System, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Lahey Clinic, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Yale-New Haven Hospital and more.

“It is an honor to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal for our innovations in healthcare IT. We are indeed simplifying the way the healthcare industry manages medical imaging, turning conventional methods on their sides,” said Hamid Tabatabaie, president and CEO, lifeIMAGE. “We are the leaders in the emerging field of image sharing, and it’s wonderful to be acknowledged for our achievements and the positive impact of our solutions.”

About lifeIMAGE
lifeIMAGE provides an Internet service for universal e-sharing of diagnostic imaging information. The service is designed to connect hospitals, radiology groups, and physicians, to their patients everywhere. lifeIMAGE makes it possible to securely deliver or receive patient imaging information wherever needed from wherever the information originates. The goal of the lifeIMAGE platform is to help avoid duplicate exams and eliminate unnecessary patient exposure to excessive radiation. In an era of concerns about rising healthcare costs, lifeIMAGE is investing in a platform that helps advance patient care, while reducing $10-to-$15 billion of unnecessary costs. For more information visit http://www.lifeimage.com.

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