St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, US, has selected Merge’s cardiac imaging and informatics solution to capture, manage and display cardiac images and hemodynamics and ECG data.

St. Vincent Hospital, a member of the Hospital Sisters Health System, will implement the full suite of Merge cardiology solutions across its enterprise to help improve workflow and enhance patient care.

Merge Healthcare CEO Jeff Surges said St. Vincent Hospital is taking a critically important step in providing physicians with access to images and information regardless of the location.

"With this type of ‘anywhere, any time’ access to images and information, they’re delivering on a plan that will help improve the healthcare experience for patients and physicians."

"With this type of ‘anywhere, any time’ access to images and information, they’re delivering on a plan that will help improve the healthcare experience for patients and physicians," Surges added.

The Merge Cardiology suite includes Merge Cardio, Merge Hemo, iConnect Access and iConnect Share, an internet-based gateway for image sharing.

Merge Cardio, an enterprise-level image and information system, will integrate patient information from different sources into a centralised web-based system, allowing cardiologists to access a patient’s complete cardiology file.

Merge Hemo is a catheterisation laboratory knowledge tool for data collection, analysis and reporting, while iConnect Access is a zero-download DICOM image and XDS viewer.

St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals cardiopulmonary and vascular services executive director Sandi Rochon said they had noted the successful implementation of the combined Merge Cardio and Merge Hemo suite at other organisations in the Hospital Sisters Health System.

"In addition to the positive experience of our sister organisations, the Merge solutions are highly-respected by users," added Rochon.