4 things to know about lifeIMAGE 5.0

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lifeIMAGE 5.0, the electronic medical image sharing platform, received a comprehensive update that's available now for users.

The platform, made by lifeIMAGE, a medical image exchange company that connects healthcare networks, providers and patients, has four key upgrades.

“The technology advancement of lifeIMAGE 5.0 brings every member of a patient’s care team fast access to full-fidelity, diagnostic quality images from any hospital system or any external provider,” said Matthew Michela, CEO and president of lifeIMAGE, in a statement. “We are committed to creating health data interoperability for every patient seeking care—including specialist reviews and second opinions—while giving providers the first truly universal view of their patient’s imaging history via data exchange between previously disconnected systems.”

1. Comprehensive patient histories:

lifeIMAGE 5.0 now offers more complete patient histories. Parts of a patient’s imaging history can live in several different locations, both internal and external to a hospital. Clinicians can now quickly access information like PACS, VNA and imaging exchange networks to compare data and better coordinate care.

2. Real-time viewing:

The upgraded system now allows physicians in multiple locations to simultaneously view and annotate diagnostic-quality images, which helps provide patients more comprehensive care from several professionals.

3. Improved interoperability resources:

The new health IT interoperability standard lets radiologists pull data from other sources into the image exchange platform for comparison, which saves time and avoids treatment delays.

4. Outlook eUnity Compatibility:

The 5.0 version of lifeIMAGE fully integrates with Client Outlook’s eUnity viewing platform, a tool commonly used by radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and neurologists to view diagnostic-quality images from any modality.