Technology | February 12, 2015

Merge Healthcare Partners With Emdeon

Collaboration expands imaging network to enhance efficiency, help improve outcomes and streamline imaging orders and result processing

PACS, Remote Viewing Systems, RSNA 2015, Merge, iConnect Network

Image courtesy of Merge Healthcare

February 12, 2015 — Merge Healthcare Incorporated announced a strategic collaboration with Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions.

Emdeon Clinical Exchange customers will now have the ability to send electronic referrals and receive radiology reports from Merge iConnect Network users.

Through the partnership, hospitals and imaging centers on the Merge iConnect Network will be able to electronically receive and transmit imaging orders and results to Emdeon's network of providers. Because the workflow will be automated through the provider's electronic health record (EHR), the entire process of imaging orders and results management becomes streamlined. By helping to eliminate the challenges associated with current paper-based processes, this expanded connectivity makes it easier to do business with participating imaging providers.

"Given the ongoing changes in the healthcare industry, we anticipated that our customers would be seeking an advancement with patient referrals and found that connecting with a partner like Emdeon would improve provider access to imaging data enabling increased care quality," said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer at Merge.

"Physicians are often faced with the task of pulling a handful of images from an archive of billions within a PACS system in order to make an informed care decision. Not only is this process cumbersome on staff, but it may delay the patient's diagnosis," said Tom McEnery, chief strategic marketing officer at Emdeon. "The partnership with Merge will help our providers get the critical information they need, when they need it, allowing them to diagnose patients more effectively."

Referring physicians will also have the capability to follow their patients' care post-referral. This tracking is necessary for those organizations participating in shared-savings programs, where the variability in care must be more tightly managed.

For more information: www.merge.com/iConnectNetwork

 

 

Related Content

Technology | PACS Accessories | January 03, 2018
January 3, 2018 — medQ Inc. recently announced the launch of its Q/ris MIPS Reporting module.
About 25 percent of screening patients and 60 percent of diagnostic patients do not have prior mammograms available for comparison at the time of their examinations due to the lack of interoperability or other restrictions preventing clinicians from accessing prior exams.

About 25 percent of screening patients and 60 percent of diagnostic patients do not have prior mammograms available for comparison at the time of their examinations due to the lack of interoperability or other restrictions preventing clinicians from accessing prior exams.

Feature | Breast Imaging | January 02, 2018 | Kathryn Pearson Peyton, M.D.
Sixty million women undergo regular screening mammography in the United States, but even in the digital age, it is di
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 21, 2017
Vital Images showcased enhancements to its enterprise imaging solutions at the Radiological Society of North America (...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | December 21, 2017
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows several examples of how vendors are incorporating AI, deep learning algorithms
AI Visualize Inc. Debuts Artificial Intelligence Cloud Image Visualization Platform at RSNA 2017
Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | December 13, 2017
AI Visualize Inc. debuted its new cloud-based artificial intelligence (A.I.) -based image analysis and viewing platform...
Medexprim's Radiomics Enabler Goes Open Source
Technology | PACS Accessories | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — Medexprim announced its Radiomics Enabler, meant to enhance medical images archives for research,
How to allow legacy PACS systems to use a global worklist even with older, disparate PACS systems. Carestream.
Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | PACS | December 06, 2017
Myth: Legacy PACS systems in an M&A environment can not support a global worklist.
Ikonopedia and Konica Minolta Showcase Integrated Breast Imaging Workflow and Reporting at RSNA
News | Breast Imaging | December 05, 2017
Ikonopedia and Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. showcased integrated breast imaging workflow and reporting at...
Ambra Health Joins Google Cloud Technology Partner Program
News | PACS Accessories | December 05, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Ambra Health recently announced a new relationship with Google Cloud.
Fujifilm Introduces Artificial Intelligence Initiative for U.S. Market at RSNA 2017
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 04, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.
Overlay Init