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 customers."
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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