Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
lifeIMAGE (http://www.lifeimage.com), which enables the secure and on-demand exchange of medical imaging information among hospitals, physicians, and patients, announced today the appointment of three internationally-recognized medical leaders to the company’s advisory board. With these new advisory members, lifeIMAGE will gain better insight into the clinical workflow practices specific to diagnostic radiology, neuroscience, and orthopedics. These new advisory board members will be a tremendous asset to lifeIMAGE as the company continues to expand its presence in all medical modalities.
“We are very excited to have key opinion leaders from neurosciences, orthopedics, and radiology as part of our advisory board. These doctors are in the trenches, treating patients while experiencing first-hand the many challenges of sharing medical images with other institutions, providers, and patients,” explains Hamid Tabatabaie, president and chief executive officer, lifeIMAGE. “Their insights and experience will be an invaluable asset to lifeIMAGE’s continued research and development.”
Lee Schwamm, M.D., vice chairman of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is a clinical expert in stroke treatment and prevention and is considered one of New England’s most credible critical care physicians.
“We’ve seen technology streamline processes and create incredible efficiencies in so many industries. We welcome the benefits of technology now being realized in the medical profession,” explains Dr. Schwamm. “lifeIMAGE’s solutions are really advancing medical image sharing by removing many of the challenges we face in neurology, a specialty which heavily relies on sharing medical imaging between specialists, hospitals and patients. I am very excited to lend my insights to lifeIMAGE and help them continue developing effective solutions that enhance the field of neurology.”
Jon JP Warner, M.D., chief, Harvard Shoulder Service at MGH within the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the current president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society: “I am really looking forward to working with lifeIMAGE, providing them with my experience as a practicing orthopedic surgeon. So much of my day is reviewing medical images and formulating diagnoses. Often we are tasked for second opinions and need access to images that reside with another physician,” said Dr. Warner. “I am so familiar with these obstacles and I am happy to share my learnings with lifeIMAGE.”
Dieter Enzmann, M.D., author of Surviving in Healthcare, is chair of the Department of Radiological Sciences at UCLA Medical Center. He is leading the department on an aggressive path to expand both clinical and research imaging programs via capital equipment acquisition in the UCLA Health System. UCLA’s radiology specialties include: neuroscience, oncologic imaging, breast imaging, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, computer-aided diagnosis, and medical informatics.
With the addition of these new members, lifeIMAGE now has a total of six advisors working with the company to address the real-world challenges and work-flow issues common to medical image sharing. Other members on the board include:
- Paul Chang, MD, FSIIM,
Vice Chair, Radiology Informatics and Medical Director, Enterprise Imaging, the University of Chicago Medical Center
- Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD
Vice Chairman, Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Corporate Director, Medical Imaging, Partners Healthcare
- Frederick H. Millham, MD, MBA
Chair, Department of Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital; Chair, Massachusetts State Trauma Committee
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.