Merge Healthcare Releases New Image Management System
Merge Healthcare Inc. has announced the release of Merge OrthoPACS, a comprehensive image management and digital templating solution for orthopedics. Merge OrthoPACS is designed to allow orthopedic surgeons to access images taken at multiple locations in a single viewer, diagnose from anywhere at anytime, plan for surgery with digital templating, and securely archive studies.
"Merge's OrthoPACS solution successfully demonstrates our large investment and commitment to the orthopedic market," said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. "We've combined new and innovative functionality with proven underlying technology to deliver a truly unified orthopedic-specific PACS solution. Additionally, we're excited to now offer OrthoPACS in a subscription model that will address clients' requirements for pricing that more closely aligns with their long-term operating plans."
"We've already begun upgrading our practice to Merge OrthoPACS," said Bradley Dick, chief information officer at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia's largest orthopedic practice. "With Merge OrthoPACS, we'll migrate from a legacy product to true DICOM archive technology which will make it easier to share and manage images across our 21 offices in metro Atlanta."
Merge claims orthopedic surgeons will find the imaging system will improve their workflow in the following ways: Orthopedic-specific workflows are built into OrthoPACS from clinic use to the operating room; The OrthoPACS zero-footprint client viewer can be the sole viewer for an orthopedic practice—this means reading images will be no different whether a surgeon reads from their workstation, their iPad, or another device; And the OrthoPACS viewer also provides access to pre-surgical templating, including advanced measurements and automated hip templating.
Based in Chicago, Ill., Merge Healthcare is a provider of clinical systems and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties.