This type of advanced interoperability between radiologists and providers results in decreased duplicate tests and radiation exposure, improving patient outcomes and increasing physician satisfaction. It also reduces the cost of care and helps the radiology practice's referring physicians attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2's (MU2) imaging requirements by receiving real-time access to viewing critical diagnostic information directly into their EHR, including imaging studies.
"Traditional methods of information delivery between our radiology clients and their referring physicians will be dramatically improved with the integration of MedicsRIS and Merge's iConnect Network, enabling referring physicians to receive radiology reports and patient images directly into the referring physicians' EHRs, regardless of which EHRs they use," said David Barizillai, President of ADS. "The transmitting and sharing of these studies to caregivers is revolutionized using the iConnect Network. This type of technology benefits everyone including those who are the most important: the patients themselves."
"We are excited to build a new strategic alliance with ADS. Partnerships such as this are critical to iConnect Network's long-term success, as they provide new opportunities for both adoption and growth of the service," said Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge. "With this new collaboration in place, we are broadening the market reach of iConnect Network so more providers can build their referral relationships, improve physician satisfaction and ultimately enhance the patient experience across their communities."
Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides clinical trials software and other health data and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 25 years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.merge.com.
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Advanced Data Systems (ADS) is a leading provider of interoperable automation solutions to imaging centers, medical practices, behavioral health practices, and to revenue cycle management companies. The Medics Suite from ADS includes MedicsDocAssistant (version 7.0 is certified by ICSA Labs™ as a complete EHR for Stage 2 Meaningful Use), MedicsPremier™
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