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Seven Vendors Earn RSNA Image Share Validation

November 30, 2016
by Heather Landi
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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), in collaboration with The Sequoia Project, announced the first seven vendors to successfully complete the RSNA Image Share Validation program.

The approved vendors are Agfa Healthcare, AMBRA Health (formerly DICOM Grid), GE Healthcare, Lexmark Healthcare, LifeImage, Inc., Mach7 Technologies, and Novarad. The validation program tests the compliance of vendors’ systems to accurately and efficiently exchange medical images.

“From X-rays to mammograms, medical imaging is a critical component of patient care today,” David S. Mendelson, M.D., vice chair of radiology IT at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, said in a statement.  “CDs as a means to exchange exams were an improvement on film, but it’s time to move to a modern more efficient mechanism, web-based exchange. Safe, secure internet-based image sharing benefits the clinical provider, radiologist and, most importantly, the patient.”

Vendors who earn the RSNA Image Share Validation seal are demonstrating commitment to improve access to imaging records and enabling better-informed decisions about patient care, while also improving patient safety by eliminating redundant radiology procedures, reducing operational costs and relieving the burden of responsibility from the patient.

Launched this year, the validation program encourages the adoption of image-sharing capabilities by imaging vendors and radiology sites, expanding access to medical images and reports whenever and wherever they are needed. All imaging vendors are invited to apply.

“Validation provides a number of benefits to providers and patients,” Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, said in a statement. “Vendors who achieve the RSNA Image Validation seal are empowering their physicians to more readily exchange medical images with other providers and their patients across multiple technology platforms to enhance quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. There is also synergy created among the approved vendors to spur standards-based interoperability innovations.”

The program is open to vendors of imaging systems, such as Reporting Systems, RIS and PACS, that wish to enable those systems to connect to networks for sharing images with providers and patients, or vendors of health information exchange systems that wish to enable their systems to exchange medical images and reports.

 

 

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