NHIN has been initiated for smaller healthcare providers in order to meet the ability to access and share medical images.

To meet these requirements, Heart IT has discovered a technology called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) PACS named as – WebPAX- which enable smaller healthcare providers to share and access images via the NHIN.

Heart IT has also received a $2.25m NIH grant, under which it is entering into collaboration with Johns Hopkins and its member hospitals to discover a prototype of this technology and assess its value and capabilities within NHIN.