ScImage, an enterprise imaging and informatics company, has entered into an agreement with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, to release a jointly developed universal medical image integration module powered by ScImage technology that provides NextGen users simultaneous access to patient-centric and study-centric medical images.

The NextGen Medical Image Integration Module allows images produced by any imaging modality or commercial PACS to be accessed through a common viewer inside NextGen Ambulatory EHR.

The module provides an user-friendly physician and clinician viewing application to NextGen clients with no downloads required and provides image viewing for all clinical specialties within the NextGen Healthcare client base.

In addition, the module includes built-in modality worklist services, eliminating extraneous costs and complexity for end users.

The application can also replace or enhance PACS technology currently installed without the need for costly upgrades or data and image migration.

ScImage founder and CEO Sai Raya said that as an enterprise PACS provider, they are able to extend workflow management approach beyond traditional radiology, cardiology and other specialties to provide all clinical imaging departments with the same features and advantages.

"Having this functionality available in NextGen’s product suite provides our mutual clients with a measurable clinical and financial advantage that allows them to stay competitive in their respective markets," Raya said.