WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexGenic, LLC announces its ImageInbox® app is available today as a free Android app in the Google Play Store, allowing patients everywhere to securely share medical images. The new Android OS extends the ImageInbox® image exchange platform to include more than 96% of smartphone users worldwide, giving them control of their full-resolution diagnostic images, necessary for healthcare providers to make important treatment decisions. Available immediately, the ImageInbox® platform (image exchange, enterprise CD intake, EHR portal integration) will be demonstrated in booth #7716 during the Radiological Society of North America’s 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, occurring November 29 – December 4 in Chicago.
It is now possible for all patients using Android and iPhone smartphones or tablets to download the free ImageInbox® app and at no cost exchange images and diagnostic reports with their healthcare providers, and securely deliver them on demand to future healthcare providers as easily as sending an email.
NexGenic’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stephan Erberich, Ph.D., explained, “We are excited to bring our ImageInbox app to the Android platform. Through our experience with patients using our iOS mobile app, we’ve discovered numerous cases where the ability to store and securely send diagnostic images to medical personnel at a moment’s notice improved patient outcomes. That the majority of smartphone users have Android devices, which corresponds to patients more generally, marks this as a very important day for us in helping patients benefit from managing their personal medical imaging records.”
How It Works
Healthcare providers can use the HIPAA-compliant ImageInbox® app to electronically send and receive medical images with other providers and patients for free (up to 25 exchanges each month). All transfers occur directly between users; no third-party storage vendor or clearinghouse needed. Comprehensive and helpful videos and documentation are available at imageinbox.com, guiding healthcare providers through the process to create their account, add affiliate providers and securely transfer images directly from their image archive (PACS) to referral providers and patients.
Patients get started by downloading the free app from the Google Play or Apple App store on their smartphone or tablet devices. Sending and receiving medical images is available immediately once an account is created. Patients can have confidence that even if their provider isn’t already using ImageInbox®, they can begin exchanging images quickly and at no cost. In addition, patients can use the ImageInbox® desktop app to import prior studies they already have on CD into their encrypted archive and manage them using their smartphone.
Developed for more than a decade by leading radiology informatics experts, the award-winning core technology of ImageInbox® has been used nationally and internationally to exchange more than 50 million medical images (DICOM), including at many of the most prestigious academic health centers worldwide.
Flexible Pricing Structure
ImageInbox® is available to healthcare providers in a freemium pricing structure determined only by the volume of that user’s monthly exchanges. Providers using less than 25 transfers (image exams and diagnostic reports) per month can use the service for free. Those with 25-100 transfers are charged a flat rate of $0.99/exam transfer, and those with more than 100 outside image transfers are quoted for their costs based on their specific exchange requirements.
Regarding ImageInbox’s pricing model, NexGenic’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Austin Aker, stated, “Considering how inexpensive ImageInbox® is for providers to use, and the hard costs from exchanging images via CD, including time spent, the question for those institutions still burning CDs is – what are you waiting for? The future of medical imaging interoperability is already here.”
Certification and Compliance
ImageInbox® is an EHR module certified to meet current Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria for ‘Imaging Results’ 170.314(a)(12) and ‘Secure Messaging’ 170.314(e)(3), for use in both Ambulatory and Inpatient practice settings (see certification reference here).
NexGenic, LLC is a healthcare technology company developing solutions that make it possible for patients and providers to quickly communicate medical imaging and diagnostic reports easily, securely and inexpensively. Founded in 2013, NexGenic solutions enable patients to exert greater control over medical image records to become better informed healthcare consumers. NexGenic’s flagship software ImageInbox® reduces unnecessary diagnostic radiation, eliminates the costly and time-consuming physical delivery of images and supports better overall patient outcomes. For more information about how NexGenic’s ImageInbox® is providing an active new communication channel between patients and healthcare providers, please visit www.nexgenic.com or imageinbox.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.