) declared that UC San Diego Health System (UCSDHS) has selected
Merge's iConnect Access to image-enable their EPIC EHR. iConnect
Access, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS server, is a part of
Merge's iConnect Enterprise Clinical Platform.
Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovative
tools intended to bring radical change in the field of
healthcare. The cloud-based solutions from the company facilitate
image-intensive specialties so that any image can be viewed at
any time and anywhere.
iConnect Access system is the industry's sole solution for
collecting, collating, viewing, sharing, and exchanging clinical
data, across time and space barriers. The platform also comprises
iConnect Share, a medium enabling image sharing across the
enterprise, and iConnect Enterprise Archive, a
vendor-neutral archive that helps to create an enterprise imaging
strategy. The latter is designed to work with existing
applications and utilizes healthcare technology standards to
render a vendor neutral interoperable environment.
UCSDHS had prior plans to introduce a project that would enable
simple image viewing across the entire enterprise. The need to
provide in-house physicians access to images from the company's
EPIC EMR system on any other device was one of their primary
An additional provision of enabling access of the same images
and reports to referring physicians was also on the cards. The
idea was to cater to the Meaningful Use Stage Two requirements
for image sharing. Merge's iConnect Access ensures that all these
requirements of UCSDHS are duly taken care of.
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Merge's new comprehensive IT solution promises to make image
viewing easy for better and accurate treatment purposes. The
application of such an integrated system across any healthcare
enterprise can optimize business operations for the latter
through significant reduction of costs and improved productivity.
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