News | Population Health | January 29, 2016

IBM Watson Health Companies Awarded Five Best in KLAS Designations

Newly acquired Phytel and Merge Healthcare win industry recognition for population health management and imaging solutions, respectively

IBM Watson, Merge Healthcare, Best in KLAS 2015/2016, Phytel

Merge iConnect Enterprise Archive courtesy of Merge Healthcare

January 29, 2016 — IBM Watson Health announced that the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report recognized two of its newly acquired companies for population health and imaging solutions. IBM company Phytel's population health solution suite was named Best in KLAS for the population health category. IBM company Merge Healthcare was awarded three Best in KLAS Designations, and its hemodynamic solution was named KLAS Category Leader for the fifth consecutive year.

Phytel was named Best in KLAS in the Population Health Management category by the report. This marks the second year Phytel has been recognized by KLAS as a top vendor in the population health space. IBM acquired Phytel last year. 

Merge Healthcare was recognized as a leader in imaging solutions, receiving four distinguished awards from KLAS. The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report has named Merge Cardio, Merge Unity RIS (radiology information system) and Merge's iConnect Enterprise Archive Best in KLAS for the cardiology, radiology and vendor neutral archive (VNA)/image archive categories, respectively. In addition, Merge Hemo has been named the KLAS Category Leader in cardiology hemodynamics. This marks the fifth consecutive win for Merge Hemo, third consecutive win for Merge Cardio and second consecutive win for Merge Unity RIS.

The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report provides a high-level overview of performance ratings for vendors offering software, professional services and medical equipment to the healthcare industry. Phytel received an overall score of 87.2. Merge Cardio received an overall score of 76.9, Merge Unity RIS received an overall score of 89.3, Merge's iConnect Enterprise Archive received an overall score of 85.3 and Merge Hemo received an overall score of 85.4.

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