Image Sharing

Sharing across extended networks and beyond

Effectively sharing patient information remains a challenge for healthcare IT. With the demand for patient-centered care models, re-imaging and re-testing patients affects time to treatment and the bottom line. In this digital age, sharing information on film or CDs is no longer an effective option.

Healthcare organizations are increasingly extending their networks to provide better patient care across the continuum. In addition, mergers and acquisitions have created new challenges around sharing information across a distributed organization. This growth has pushed the need for secure image sharing without the cost and complexity of a closed sharing network.

Critical use cases for image sharing involve support for:

  • Remote image viewing (out of network)
  • Specialist consults
  • Telehealth (examples such as teleburn, telestroke)
  • Trauma transfers
  • Ambulatory image review 

In support of these use cases and to address the challenges of image sharing, Lexmark Healthcare offers image sharing capabilities within our NilRead Enterprise Viewer.  The Lexmark NilRead platform gives users a range of options for sharing vital imaging information including sending a secure link to a study, using live sessions to collaborate in real-time and remotely uploading image files to a central location for secure access by physicians.

With image sharing from NilRead, healthcare organizations enjoy:

  • Reduction in duplicate tests cutting costs and radiation exposure
  • Faster clinical decisions and treatment
  • Increased physician productivity through collaboration
  • Ability to view images from all major PACS, VNA and EHR applications



An Enterprise Imaging strategy that allows physicians to access, view and share all patient images through the Epic EHR helps streamline clinical workflows, reduce costs and improve patient care.

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