Nephosity, Inc., a health technology startup that was a member of Rock Health's second class, has released a new version the Jack Imaging Web Viewer which allows instant viewing of medical images (e.g., CT, MRI, X-Ray) in the web browser, with no plug-ins or installation required. Users can simply drag and drop a CD containing their medical images onto the web browser (available at jackimaging.com/demo) and begin viewing medical images.
"Patients want to view their medical images, and we are excited to be able to empower patients to do so." says Michael Pan, Nephosity's CEO. "This is a step towards our vision of a healthcare ecosystem where medical images are available at the point of care, across transitions of care."
Patients can also use Jack Imaging to store and securely share medical images with other providers. Storing images in the cloud and sharing reduces dependency on CDs, leading to improved efficiencies in provider workflow as well as increased patient engagement through self-management of imaging records. This helps patients, caretakers and providers overcome the all-too-common speed and compatibility hurdles associated with image viewers today. When medical images are unavailable at the point of care (e.g., the CDs are lost, forgotten, or do not load), patients are often reimaged. This redundant imaging incurs additional costs for both payers and patients and exposes patients to additional and otherwise unnecessary radiation. On the other hand, patients who store their medical imaging related data on Jack Imaging ensure that their data is available whenever they are needed.
The Jack Imaging Web Viewer’s many features include:
A short demo video for the Jack Imaging Web Viewer can be accessed here: http://youtu.be/8ia87DUxB7M
Jack Imaging (http://jackimaging.com) is currently in beta and will support additional medical imaging related documents, such as diagnostic reports and visible light images, in the near future.
Nephosity, Inc. builds the platform for anywhere, anytime collaborative medical imaging, improving the medical imaging workflow for physicians and other healthcare providers, which lowers costs, engages patients, and improves care. In addition to the FDA cleared iPad version, Nephosity offers a non-diagnostic version of its collaborative medical imaging technology for the web browser on Windows, Mac OS X, and Android platforms.