– Geisinger’s KeyHIE has selected Life Image to become the first in the nation to implement FHIR-based imaging app to share diagnostic content in the provider portal.
– From the KeyHIE provider portal, doctors can call up a patient’s medical imaging directly through the Life Image Viewer app and examine it while reading the diagnostic report within their portal.
– The solution allows the integration of actionable data and clinically important information for diagnosis or treatment at the point of care.
Geisinger’s Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) has selected Life Image, a leader in imaging interoperability, to streamline image-sharing across more than 350 healthcare facilities. As part of the collaboration, providers on the KeyHIE network will have access to Life Image’s FHIR-based imaging app., which integrates all relevant medical information in a centralized location.
Life Image’s solution draws on the company’s deep expertise in interoperability to break down siloes and optimize the availability of all healthcare data and images, which are considered the most challenging type of data to exchange. This news comes on the heels of another Geisinger/Life Image engagement aimed at making images more interoperable.
SMART on FHIR to Support Healthcare Interoperability
The leading-edge tool was developed by Life Image using SMART® on FHIR® – fast interoperability healthcare resources, an innovative common standard that addresses the complexity of healthcare data for the seamless on-demand exchange of information. The Life Image Instant Access apps contain a suite of functionality based on popular workflow improvements that are most often requested by doctors, patients and administrators to solve persistent problems.
KeyHIE Provider Portal Integration With Life Image
From the KeyHIE provider portal, powered by Orion Health, doctors can call up a patient’s medical imaging directly through the Life Image Viewer app and examine it while reading the diagnostic report within their portal. There is no separate login or application to obtain in order to use this rich functionality. It is seamless within the physician workflow and interface. The power of FHIR is its ability to integrate into web browsers and its simplicity in searching for specific data, which eliminates the need for cumbersome searches and numerous manual steps inside of an EHR.
“Current medical data is critical in delivering care. However, data access and exchange are extremely challenging given the data silos that prevent the frictionless flow of necessary information. This tool allows the integration of actionable data and clinically important information for diagnosis or treatment at the point of care,” said Joe Fisne, Associate Chief Information Officer of Geisinger.
“As a longtime partner of Geisinger, Life Image is thrilled to be able to continue innovating with the Geisinger-led KeyHIE to develop cutting-edge tools that use industry-leading interoperability standards,” said Matthew A. Michela, President, and CEO of Life Image. “The integration of our Viewer app into the HIE brings a whole new level of seamless collaboration that harnesses the power of Life Image workflows and makes them available instantaneously in the portals and tools that our customers already use.”
Founded in 2005 by Geisinger Health System, KeyHIE is one of the oldest and largest health information exchanges in the United States. It serves over 5.8 million patients over a large geographical area including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.