Nuance Unveils PowerShare Network Cloud-Based Medical Imaging
Anyone can join the network regardless of IT systems in place to view and manage images needed to consult, diagnose or treat patients.Nuance Communications announced the launch of its PowerShare Network, a cloud-based network for securely connecting physicians, patients, government agencies, specialty medical societies and others to share essential medical images and reports. The PowerShare Network is aimed at promoting informed and connected physicians and patients that can view, share and collaborate while addressing patients’ health care needs. "The challenge of sharing images with interpretive reports is something we’ve heard about consistently from our customers and EHR partners," Peter Durlach, senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Nuance, said in a statement. "This nationwide network, one that is fully integrated into the EHR workflow and already connected to approximately half of all clinicians producing diagnostic imaging information, is a ground-breaking solution that delivers immediate benefits at an unprecedented scale to our health care system." Anyone can join the network regardless of IT systems in place to view and manage images needed to consult, diagnose or treat patients. The platform is already used by more than 1,900 provider organizations for sharing images through the cloud using open standards.
Health care organizations that use the company’s PowerScribe platform can begin sharing radiology reports along with images, such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, EKGs, wound care images, dermatology images or any other type of image.