Merge's iConnect(R) Enterprise Clinical Platform Available Through EMC Select
Merge Solutions Provide Customers With an Integrated Suite to Share Diagnostic
Content and Results Across the Enterprise
CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated
(Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that
seek to transform healthcare, today announced that its iConnect® Enterprise
Clinical platform is now available through EMC® Select, a program which helps
customers easily acquire components that comprise an information
infrastructure. The entire iConnect Enterprise Clinical Platform including
iConnect® Access*, iConnect® Share and iConnect® Enterprise Archive will be
offered through the Select program.
"EMC will now be able to offer healthcare customers an integrated suite of
solutions to share diagnostic content and results," said Scott Filion, General
Manager of EMC's Healthcare vertical. "By leveraging a standards-based
approach and using web-based technologies, iConnect enables health information
exchange to lower costs and enhance patient care."
"Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules include image-enabling the EHR, so
customers are looking for simple ways to accomplish this," added Jeff Surges,
CEO, Merge Healthcare. "We are excited to be partnering with one of the best
sales teams and technology leaders to offer our solutions. And we believe that
our zero-download viewer and Internet-based gateway for image sharing across
the enterprise represent a unique offering previously unavailable to EMC
The iConnect® Enterprise Clinical platform, Merge's comprehensive offering for
viewing, sharing and archiving any type of image, anywhere, any time, is
comprised of iConnect Access*, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS server;
iConnect Enterprise Archive, a vendor neutral archive that acts as the
backbone of an enterprise imaging strategy; and iConnect Share, a gateway for
image sharing. With current trends in patient safety and healthcare reform as
well as competition for referring physicians, the need for image sharing
across the enterprise is more critical than ever.
A recent InMedica study reported iConnect Enterprise Archive as the world's #1
vendor-neutral archive. As the industry's first true standalone vendor-neutral
archive, it has been successfully integrated with over seventy-five PACS
vendors and specialty workstations at over 350 sites across the United States.
In over half of the implementations, Merge's customers have integrated
third-party PACS systems with iConnect Enterprise Archive.
*iConnect Access is not FDA-cleared for diagnostic use on mobile devices.
About Merge Healthcare
Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to
transform healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image
intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge
also provides health stations, clinical trials software and other health data
and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With
solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 20
years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality
of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com.
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