The DuPage Medical Group in Illinois, US, has deployed Merge Healthcare’s iConnect® Access and the Merge Eye Care suite.
iConnect Access will provide access to medical images, which can be viewed without downloading, from any approved web-based device.
iConnect’s single, multi-speciality viewer can be used to access images from radiology, cardiology, and other image intensive areas from multiple departments, the company said.
Merge Eye Care Solutions will offer a set of solutions for ophthalmic image and informatics, which include Merge EyeScan™, Merge Eye Station™ and Merge Eye Care PACS™.
Merge EyeScan is a portable imaging device with diagnostic capabilities for both the anterior and posterior segments, while Merge Eye Station is image capture software used to convert an existing fundus camera or slit lamp to a fully-digital system with digital images to efficiently diagnose and treat the patients.
Merge Eye Care PACS is a web-based image management system that automatically imports images and diagnostic reports from multiple diagnostic devices into a single, web-based system, and review.
The key benefits of the Merge Eye Care Solutions include quality imaging, centralising diagnostic images and a single platform EMR/PM, which will enable eye care specialists to operate more efficiently.
DuPage chief operating officer Dennis Fine said, "With iConnect, we have connected our silos of imaging data and image enabled our EMR so our physicians have access to and can view images from any speciality. I’m confident this type of connected information is going to enhance our delivery of care."
Merge Healthcare CEO Jeff Surges said, "With an enterprise-wide imaging strategy, organisations like DuPage Medical Group are building a foundation that will improve how they deliver care."