Montreal (PRWEB) June 13, 2011
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) (http://www.asecho.org) and lifeIMAGE (http://www.lifeimage.com), today announced a partnership that will give ASE members the ability to exchange medical images and data with anyone, anywhere. The announcement was made at the ASE 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions.
ASE members will receive lifeIMAGE Network Cloud Service (LINCS™) accounts to receive, view, and share imaging information instantly and securely, with no need for software, private network connections, or installed software. Access to lifeIMAGE will allow for dramatically easier collaboration between colleagues and institutions, and streamlined diagnostic processes that will ultimately result in improved patient care.
“Medical images play a very central role in the field of echocardiography, yet our members face many technical challenges when they need to receive or share scans and other images with providers outside of their immediate networks,” said Hilary Lamb, Chief Operating Officer at ASE. “We are very excited about our partnership with lifeIMAGE and its potential to help our members easily and securely collaborate.”
LINCS accounts can be used to collect referral imaging, distribute results, enable distance consulting, or aggregate images for teaching files or peer review. ASE members will be able to upload exams from discs, share data with peers, and invite colleagues to share images. The ASE/lifeIMAGE partnership starts with a member pilot this summer, with plans to provide each society member with a free account soon after its completion.
“For the first time, many ASE members will have real-time access to vital imaging information. This will be a breakthrough capability,” said Hamid Tabatabaie, President & CEO, lifeIMAGE. “We look forward to working with ASE members to help them experience the benefits of improved image management and exchange.”
About the American Society of Echocardiography
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is a professional organization of physicians, cardiac sonographers, nurses and scientists involved in echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to image the heart and cardiovascular system. The organization was founded in 1975 and is the largest international organization for cardiac imaging. For more information on ASE, visit http://www.asecho.org or ASE’s public information site, http://www.SeeMyHeart.org.
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. lifeIMAGE was named one of the most innovative technologies by The Wall Street Journal as part of its international 2010 Technology Innovation Awards.