For Providers
Technology making a positive difference
Northwest ImageShare came together as a result of problems identified by referring physicians and their ability to quickly access a patient’s prior images and reports, which occurs as patients change or visit different providers. In trauma situations, Harrison Medical Center's emergency room (ER) physicians often had difficulty accessing patient imaging studies conducted at other facilities which led to rescanning of the patient, incurring additional cost and radiation exposure, and slowing down diagnosis and treatment. The former model also hurt physician productivity, as they would have to log into and learn multiple PACS interfaces that were used by the various imaging providers on the Kitsap Peninsula. Additionally, when patients would bring in their own CD’s of images, they often were not compatible with the viewer and could not be read.


With the creation of Northwest ImageShare, the group has overcome traditional technical and competitive boundaries to drastically reduce IT costs, create economies-of-scale, and improve physician efficiency by providing easy, centralized access to patient information/images, and reduce duplicative imaging procedures, which work in concert to provide improved patient care.


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NorthWest ImageShare gives all physicians in the area fast, centralized access to images, regardless of where the image was acquired.

For questions or more information, please email: nwimageshare@harrisonmedical.org



Participating healthcare providers include: Harrison Medical Center, Advanced Medical Imaging, Olympic Radiology, and The Doctors Clinic.


NWIS participants