lifeIMAGE Releases API to Enable Image Exchange For Existing HIT Systems
Massachusetts-based lifeIMAGE says it is releasing certain open application programming interfaces (APIs) for healthcare information technologies (HIT) and imaging devices to enable secure exchange of medical images and related patient records directly from their software. PACS, EMR, dictation and reporting, CD/DVD writer, visualization, or personal health record (PHR) application vendors can integrate with open APIs to give their end-users the added benefit of a simple workflow for sharing patients’ imaging history. With API integration, more providers will have the ability to tap into the network by enabling their existing systems to securely share imaging information on demand. The lifeIMAGE network has been used to share over 160,000,000 medical images across diverse healthcare providers representing 40,000 affiliated physicians. For more information, click here for the full press release.