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SimonMed chooses Merge radiology, interoperability solutions

SimonMed Imaging, a specialized outpatient physician imaging practice, has selected Merge Healthcare's integrated suite of radiology solutions to provide users with anywhere, anytime viewing of images and achieve meaningful use criteria.

Merge’s integrated suite of radiology solutions include Merge RIS, a web-based radiology information system that streamlines workflow, Merge PACS, a real-time picture archiving communication system that provides storage and access to images from any enterprise web-based location.

Other radiology solutions include Merge Documents, a paperless office solution to store and manage documents electronically, Merge Referral Portal, a web-based portal to engage referring physicians as well as Merge Dashboards, an on-demand business intelligence solution.

In addition, SimonMed will also implement Merge’s iConnect Access, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS viewer as well as Merge iConnect VNA, a vendor neutral archive to create an enterprise imaging strategy backbone.

SimonMed Imaging CEO John Simon said Merge is providing the company with an integrated set of solutions that can scale to meet requirements and support mission of delivering high quality, cost effective medical imaging on a national level.

"With Merge’s iConnect Access, our physicians can view images in any location, on any web-enabled device, whether that’s an iPad, a laptop or even an iPhone," Simon added.

"Additionally, this technology investment will enable us to lead the way in preparing for ACO and quality initiatives.

"With image access across all of our locations and an MU-certified platform, we are well positioned to lead the delivery of integrated care in each of the communities we serve across the country."