Merge Healthcare today announced Radiology Ltd. will implement its full, end-to-end suite of radiology solutions at its nine imaging centers across southern Arizona.
"Radiology Ltd. is a leader in medical imaging," said Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge Healthcare. "They know that while Meaningful Use has been a moving target in the past, there are no signs it will be slowing down in 2012. They turned to Merge because we were able to provide a complete set of solutions that will enable them to deliver on their strategic goals including improving care and service, as well as achieving Meaningful Use."
"With over 40 radiologists, our practice has diverse needs," said Dr. Dan Stricof, CEO, Radiology Ltd. "Because all of Merge's products are integrated, we will have a single, seamless solution that will enable us to deliver higher quality, cost-effective medical imaging. Plus, it will assist us in meeting Meaningful Use, which for our practice alone represents a potential incentive opportunity of almost 2 million dollars."
"Service is very important to us," continued Stricof. "Because of the automation inherent in the Merge radiology suite, we will be able to manage our business better and improve the experience for both patients and referring physicians. Already, we've seen reduced wait times for patients and in the amount of time it takes to share results back with referring physicians."
The Merge radiology suite includes Merge RIS, a web-based radiology information system that streamlines workflow and enables providers to meet Meaningful Use criteria; Merge PACS, a real-time picture archiving communication system that provides storage and access to images from any enterprise web-based location; Merge Financials, a web-based billing system that improves revenue cycle management; Merge Documents, a paperless office solution to store and manage documents electronically; and Merge CADstream, a MRI-CAD for breast, liver and prostate analysis and reporting.
Radiology Ltd. also utilizes Merge iConnect Access*, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS viewer that provides image review for referring physicians from any browser-based device anywhere, any time.
*Merge iConnect Access is not FDA-cleared for diagnostic use on mobile devices.