November 10, 2017
Supporting Veterans Through Improved Access to Quality Health Care
As Veterans Day approaches, we are looking forward to honoring the people who have served, or are serving, in our armed services. To those who have taken the oath for the ultimate sacrifice, it is an oath that lasts a lifetime, and not just during service. One way to ensure our veterans are treated with respect every day is to make certain that community health care providers are able to improve access to timely and quality services.
As a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force, I’m proud to say that the health care company that I work for has demonstrated its commitment to growing partnerships with community hospitals, medical centers, and imaging facilities across the country. And by bringing more choices across an expanding clinical network, the protection of the identity and privacy of my peers continues to be my number one priority as the Chief Technology Officer.
The lifeIMAGE network is now fully validated with the U.S. Government’s standards that are required for cryptographic operations, which enables our network to integrate directly with any U.S. government entity requiring FIPS 140-2, such as the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense.
This allows our partners to extend their services and referral network to VA facilities. The connectivity helps us improve care coordination and support the transfer of records from army medical centers to any facility across 1400+ hospitals, and vice versa.
The ability to mature the quality and awareness of clinical evidence shared across the patient’s journey is critical to improving outcomes. This digital transformation of collaboration, coordination and communication among those involved in ensuring the best possible care for our veterans is our collective duty as an industry. And we invite all engaged in this mission to join us collectively on the network.
I look forward to continue in serving with our bravest and creating a positive impact on the quality of their healthcare experience for years to come.
I would also like to thank all of our lifeIMAGE employees who have served, or are serving, in the military, for the work they do.
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer