December 09, 2019
FHIR Standard Integral to Life Image’s New Image Viewing, Sharing App
The Geisinger-led Keystone Health Information Exchange launched a cutting-edge imaging app based on the FHIR standard to make it easier to share imaging data across the HIE.
A medical image sharing company developed an app focused on interoperability to make it easier for healthcare organizations to view and share medical imaging data.
Geisinger Health System’s Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), composed of more than 350 healthcare facilities and serving about 5.8 million patients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, recently launched the Life Image Viewer app to pull imaging data from across the HIE into one standardized view for KeyHIE institutions. Imaging data can be scattered and siloed in EHRs and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). The app, developed by Boston-based Life Image, works to pull all of that data together.
The Life Image Viewer app was built using SMART on FHIR, a set of technical standards for integrating apps with EHRs and health information exchanges. The FHIR standard is a data sharing standard federal regulators are encouraging the healthcare industry to adopt in the hopes that it will help address data sharing challenges in healthcare. By adhering to SMART on FHIR, the Life Image Viewer app enables KeyHIE providers to view images from across the health information exchange in the KeyHIE web-based portal.