CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare, today announced NexxRad Teleradiology Partners, provider of professional radiology services via teleradiology, will implement Merge PACS™, Merge's real-time picture archiving communication system. The partnership will enable NexxRad to store, share and access images throughout the organization and deliver real-time clinical data through pre-fetching technology and seamless integration across its teleradiology and referral networks, streamlining operational workflow, reducing operational costs and enhancing clinical care.
"Our healthcare landscape is changing quickly, and it was critical for NexxRad to find an information technology partner who could help us change with the times and set a foundation for long-term success," said Michael Gordon, Vice President of Operations at NexxRad. "By implementing Merge PACS, our team of teleradiologists will leverage a solution that's geared toward our working environment. We have access to customizable capabilities that connect critical patient information across our networks, helping us to focus on our core mission to provide the best quality of care to our patients – rather than the clunky technology."
Merge PACS will integrate with NexxRIS, NexxRad's Radiology Information System, for direct access to images and reports, enabling easy navigating of image sets without interruptions to current reads and customizable parameters for imaging exams. In addition, teleradiologists will leverage pre-fetching capabilities to better understand a more complete patient profile for enhanced outcomes and overall patient care.
"NexxRad provides a highly customizable imaging solution within teleradiology, and we understand there are unique needs that must be addressed when it comes to remote reading and reporting especially beyond the four walls of a hospital setting," said Justin Dearborn, CEO at Merge Healthcare. "We're happy to partner with NexxRad and provide them with a PACS solution that will help them enhance operational workflow and improve quality of care. This new relationship sets a solid foundation for NexxRad to expand their current teleradiology services and further supports Merge's dedication to delivering optimal imaging solutions for all facets of the radiology workflow."
About NexxRad Teleradiology
NexxRad Teleradiology Partners is a provider of professional radiology services via teleradiology, headquartered in Long Beach, California. For more than 10 years, NexxRad has provided read and reporting services for radiology groups, hospitals, imaging center, clinics, and others in need of high quality, reliable and affordable professional radiology services across the United States. For more information, visit www.nexxrad.com.
Merge is a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based technologies for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides clinical trials software with end-to-end study support in a single platform and other intelligent health data and analytics solutions. With solutions that have been used by providers for more than 25 years, Merge is helping to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com and follow us @MergeHealthcare.
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