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LIFEIMAGE

The application for uploading/viewing outside CD's is called LifeIMAGE. The application provides a solution for viewing external CDs/DVDs brought in from non-Continuum and outside institutions. LifeIMAGE is a web based application that will act as a repository for external CDs that would allow any clinician to view the prior studies for any patient record. The application provides an easy to use Flash based viewer that displays the imported studies regardless of the embedded viewer or format that is inherent to the CD.


A clinician may drop off a CD at your office/fileroom for one of the following reasons:

1. Verbal Consultation

2. Comparison with current study

3. Consult or full interpretation

Please note: for all 3 reasons the clinician or other staff should be directed to the fileroom so they can fill out the outside submission form and start the process.


# 1 involves only uploading into LifeIMAGE. The physician office sends the CD to the Radiology Department File Room using the Outside Submission form, selects Exam Not sent to PACS: Verbal consultation by Radiologist on LifeIMAGE. Radiology library staff uploads into LifeIMAGE and notifies the Radiologist that the study is ready to review with the clinician.

 

#2 involves uploading to LifeIMAGE and pushing/nominating to McKesson PACS. The physician office sends the CD to the Radiology Department using the online Outside Submission form, selects Exam sent to PACS: To be compared with a current Continuum exam. Radiology staff uploads into LifeIMAGE, pushes study to McKesson PACS and notifies the Radiologist that the study is ready to compare or it will already be in the patient's study jacket when the new study comes in.

 

#3 involves uploading to LifeIMAGE and pushing/nominating to McKesson PACS. The physician office sends the CD to the Radiology Department using the Outside Submission form, selects Exam sent to PACS: Separate report generated.  Staff uploads into LifeIMAGE, pushes study to McKesson PACS, and notifies the Radiologist that the study is ready for interpretation.

The application can be accessed via http://lifeimage.chpnet.org . The username/password combination is the same as your McKesson/Outlook account.  When you login to the application, you can upload Cd's, view studies in your inbox, share CD's, and view CD's shared with you.  

Hospital policy and HIPPA regulations require that every examination in PACS has a dictated report.  Therefore, it is very important that the above process is followed so we can be in compliance with this policy. The ability to upload directly into McKesson will soon be disabled and LifeIMAGE will become our repository for outside CD's.  The application is very user friendly and  here is a link to a very informative  3 ½ minute video tutorial available at http://lifeimage.chpnet.org/inbox/static/public/help/

 

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