lifeIMAGE, a MassVentures’ portfolio company and the nation’s highly utilized network for sharing medical images, is offering its customers a free service for physicians and hospitals to provide patients with secure and online access to results of medical imaging tests. With lifeIMAGE, patients are able to securely store, view, and share images and associated reports with care providers, with just a web browser.
It is also announcing its support for the Blue Button standard to help patients transfer and exchange their medical imaging records. Blue Button, originally implemented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and since adopted by Medicare, gives individuals the ability to download their health or claims information in an easy-to-read and standards based electronic format. See the complete announcement here.