NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lifeIMAGE, the nation’s leading medical image exchange network connecting health care networks, providers and patients, announced today that it has formed a strategic relationship with Client Outlook that will make its renowned visualization platform a core component of the lifeIMAGE offering. Through this partnership, Client Outlook’s FDA Class II diagnostic and clinical imaging viewing solution eUnity, broadly recognized as healthcare’s fastest and most scalable image viewing platform, will become the default viewer across all apps and services on the lifeIMAGE enterprise image exchange platform.
lifeIMAGE sought out a partner to ensure long-term access to cutting-edge viewer technology for its rapidly expanding customer base. Client Outlook, an independent organization exclusively focused on the development of its visualization platform, is consistently at the forefront of imaging innovation and has demonstrated the ability to scale its FDA-approved viewer to thousands of users at large healthcare enterprises. Its standards-based tools are interoperable with every picture archiving and communication system (PACS), vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and electronic health record (EHR), matching lifeIMAGE’s core commitment to connect image data from all sources, to any user or system.
“We wanted our customers to have assured availability to the highest quality viewing technology of today backed by an organization sharing the same commitment we’ve shown to future innovation and interoperability. We get the best of both worlds for our customers by making Client Outlook a core part of the lifeIMAGE platform,” said Matthew A. Michela, CEO and President of lifeIMAGE. “Our combined solutions create a game-changing enterprise image management opportunity for the imaging market.”
Under the terms of the partnership, Client Outlook and lifeIMAGE will collaborate to ensure the interoperability of image data across their services. Client Outlook will introduce a unique workflow that enables the fast transmission of studies and clinical information displayed on its viewer through the lifeIMAGE network, and lifeIMAGE is now the only major image exchange provider offering enterprise access to the eUnity universal viewer. Institutions seeking an integrated and single viewer experience for exams produced both inside and outside their network can deploy eUnity enterprise-wide because of this relationship.
“In partnership with lifeIMAGE we see the clear opportunity to significantly improve image data interoperability while improving physician workflow and clinical outcomes,” said Steve Rankin, President and CEO of Client Outlook. “We look forward to combining our technology with the lifeIMAGE platform to create a powerful enterprise imaging solution for our joint customers.”
Attendees of the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference are invited to learn more about this new partnership at the lifeIMAGE booth, #968 in the upper hall, or the Client Outlook booth, #11642 in hall G.
lifeIMAGE is an interoperable medical image sharing network that helps healthcare providers access their patients’ imaging records, regardless of where exams are performed or stored. It has been adopted by more than 125 multi-site health systems across the country to improve care coordination for patient consultations, referrals and transfers. Providers use lifeIMAGE to improve the quality and timeliness of care, expand referral business, and eliminate wasteful spending.