“lifeIMAGE has allowed us to provide nearly real-time consultation on any echocardiographic problems to our colleagues at other hospitals,” said Dr. Leo Lopez, Director, Pediatric Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging, Montefiore Medical Center.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011
lifeIMAGE announced today that the pediatric cardiology group at Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, N.Y.) and the heart and vascular program at Baystate Health System (Springfield, Mass.) are using the lifeIMAGE network to share patients’ cardiac and echocardiography imaging records. lifeIMAGE, which enables the secure and on-demand exchange of medical imaging information among hospitals, physicians and patients, will showcase its innovative medical information exchange platform, and powerful zero-download cardiology viewer at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting, April 3-5, 2011.
Image sharing capability in cardiology is especially powerful in the treatment of emergency patients and children. The lifeIMAGE network allows emergency departments to transfer imaging, EKGs and other lab results to outside facilities and remote physicians, on-demand. It is also a more efficient means for consulting with sub specialists such as pediatric cardiologists, regardless of location.
“lifeIMAGE has allowed us to provide nearly real-time consultation on any echocardiographic problems to our colleagues at other hospitals,” said Dr. Leo Lopez, Director, Pediatric Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging, Montefiore Medical Center. “This not only improves patient care significantly but it also provides a simple and effective means of communication and education between different institutions.”
“Fusing the latest technology with clinical excellence is a part of Montefiore’s culture so it is obvious why Montefiore was an early adopter of lifeIMAGE and a partner in developing the enhanced cardiology functionality,” added Mony Weschler, Director, Ancillary Informatics, Montefiore IT and EmergingHealthIT.
The lifeIMAGE network is being used by the heart and vascular program at Baystate Health System to receive imaging from community hospitals.
lifeIMAGE offers enterprise-based and hosted services for cardiology practices without the need for VPN connections or extensive IT resources. It will be demonstrating its services and viewer at ACC in booth number 1910.
“lifeIMAGE eliminates technology and geography barriers from standing in the way of collaborating on cardiac imaging cases,” said Amy Vreeland, Senior Vice President of Product Management, lifeIMAGE. “Secure, on-demand access to imaging is helping clinicians on our network improve outcomes and patient care.”
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.