NexGenic today announced the launch of its proprietary technology,
ImageInbox®, an app which makes it possible for patients to personally
control and store essential medical images and diagnostic reports, and
securely deliver them on demand to healthcare providers as easily as
sending an email.
ImageInbox® from NexGenic is an app which makes it possible for patients to personally control and store essential medical images and diagnostic reports, and securely deliver them on demand via their iPhone, iPad, laptop or desktop to healthcare providers. All of this is as easy as sending an email. (Photo: Business Wire)
ImageInbox® allows patients to electronically send and receive the
full-resolution medical images necessary for healthcare providers' key
treatment decisions. Patients have their choice of using the free
iPhone/iPad app (app is 99 cents after introductory three-month period)
downloaded from the Apple App store that is configurable with their
personal Google Drive file storage accounts. Alternatively patients can
download a free desktop/laptop version of the app from NexGenic.com for
local file storage. The secure technology encrypts and transfers medical
images between provider and patient in seconds, eliminating the time,
cost and hassle of physically retrieving and delivering the vital
information on CD - and eliminating unnecessary radiation that results
from additional diagnostic testing if images are otherwise unavailable.
"Images are at the center of major treatment decisions," explained
NexGenic's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stephan Erberich,
Ph.D. "The ability to provide those images safely and confidently to
medical personnel should be in the hands of patients who may need to do
so at a moment's notice."
How It Works
Patients get started by downloading the app from the Apple App store on
their iPhone/iPad or by using the Java Desktop App (Windows, Mac OS and
Linux). Sending and receiving medical images with your healthcare
provider is immediately available after user registration. Comprehensive
and helpful videos and documentation, available at NexGenic.com
(NexGenic.com/download), guides the user through the process.
At the same time, healthcare providers benefit from NexGenic's
innovative technology by using the ImageInbox® app to electronically
send and receive essential medical imaging records from their Radiology
archive (Picture Archiving and Communication System - PACS) with other
providers and patients for free (up to 100 exchanges each month).
Because healthcare providers can begin using ImageInbox® for free, and
because it is fully compliant with HIPAA privacy requirements, patients
can have confdence that even if their provider isn't already using
ImageInbox® for direct network image exchange, they can join the network
immediately and without any costs or long-term contractual commitments.
ImageInbox® empowers both patients and providers to engage in important
medical record exchange without the financial and administrative burdens
common to the healthcare industry. Direct image exchange between patient
and provider eliminates unwanted costs for storage and risks of privacy
loss. In compliance with security and regulatory requirements, NexGenic
never stores or has access to the patient's protected health information.
Developed by pioneers in the field of radiology informatics, the
award-winning core technology of ImageInbox® has been used in rigorous
academic and industry-sponsored clinical trials for over a decade. To
date, more than 60 facilities internationally have adopted the
technology, including premier pediatric centers in North America,
Europe, and Asia.
Alberto F. Pernudi, administrative director, Department of Radiology at
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, explains that "ImageInbox is not just a
radiology application - it goes beyond PACS - it touches every activity
in the hospital. The faster physicians see the images, the better care
we can provide to the children."
Flexible Pricing Structure
NexGenic offers ImageInbox® to healthcare providers in a freemium
pricing structure determined by the needs of their monthly exchange
volumes. Providers using less than 100 transfers (image exams and
diagnostic reports) per month can use the service for free. Those with
100-999 transfers are charged a flat rate of $199/month, and those with
more than 1000+ transfers are charged a flat rate of $499/month.
NexGenic also offers multiple versions of their ImageInbox® Annex
Servers, fitted to the image exchange demands of the individual
"The cost for healthcare providers to utilize ImageInbox® is drastically
lower than the costs generally budgeted by medical professionals and
facilities for imaging records sharing," elaborated Erberich, "while the
faster delivery and reliability of the images allows for improved
overall care for patients. At a time when the healthcare industry is
facing tremendous pressure to engage with patients who expect modern,
mobile communication tools, it also faces declining reimbursements and
shrinking budgets for technology investments. The technical breakthrough
ImageInbox® offers benefits both providers and patients by addressing
these demands, mobile health and cost savings."
For those patients who want to share snapshots of medical images with
friends and family, such as an ultrasound image to announce a pregnancy,
NexGenic is including an optional social sharing feature in its
Certification and Compliance
Another benefit for healthcare providers to use ImageInbox® is that it
is an EHR Module compliant with ONC HIT 2014 Edition criteria. Certified
Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria include 'Imaging Results' 170.314(a)(12),
and 'Secure Messaging' 170.314(e)(3), for use in both Ambulatory
(InfoGard Certification # IG-3150-14-0014, Date: May 20, 2014)
and Inpatient (InfoGard Certification # IG-3150-14-0015, Date: May 20,
2014) practice settings. Certification was received by an ONC-ACB
in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the
Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not
represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. (http://www.infogard.com/healthcare_it/ehr_testing_and_certification/ehr_certified_products).
NexGenic empowers patients with technology solutions that make it
possible to communicate medical imaging and diagnostic reports with
healthcare providers quickly, easily and securely. Founded in 2013,
NexGenic is revolutionizing the way medical images are communicated in
healthcare situations where time is of the essence. By enabling patients
to greater control and manage medical image records, they can become
better informed through expert second opinions. NexGenic solutions
reduce unnecessary diagnostic radiation, eliminate the costly and
time-consuming physical delivery of images and support better overall
patient outcomes. For more information and a better understanding of the
way NexGenic is providing an active new communication channel between
patients and healthcare providers, please visit www.nexgenic.com.
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