Primordial Design and Merge Healthcare Partner to Provide Enhanced Business Intelligence for Radiology Departments

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced a strategic partnership with Primordial Design, a leading provider of communication, workflow, quality management and analytics applications for radiology departments. Primordial will integrate its analytics suite, RadMetrix, with Merge PACS to provide real-time reporting and dashboards for radiology departments. This partnership will allow providers to adapt to increasing market consolidation and shifting payment models, while improving workflow and productivity.

"By collaborating with Merge, Primordial will be working with the industry's largest VNA install base and some of the most progressive radiology practices," said Andy Stahl from Primordial. "Merge offers connectivity to its system from which RadMetrix can extract key data in real-time to offer a more complete picture of departmental performance. The combined solution makes data more accessible and dynamic for managers who are leading quality and process improvement efforts."

RadMetrix will receive data from multiple sources and integrate with the Merge PACS to provide a single view of imaging and operational data for actionable decision making, enhancing productivity and workflow. The combined solution offers Merge clients a common universal workflow solution and provides them with access to data to drive improved productivity. Along with a consolidated workflow, this partnership enables customers to:

  • Easily create reports, thus making data and its analysis more ubiquitous for physicians;
  • Access a large variety of reports with advanced parameters, filters, conditions and data points; and
  • Drill down and filter reports for advanced data exploration such as how many studies a radiologist reads per day and how long it takes to read each exam.

"Merge customers are able to leverage a business intelligence solution that will give them quick access to data, which is customized for each organization and is based on the data residing in their PACS," said Justin Dearborn, CEO at Merge Healthcare. "Our customers can leverage our partnership with Primordial to analyze and translate data for optimized workflows, reduced costs, and improved patient care."

About Primordial Design, Inc.

Primordial Design, Inc. is a leading provider of communication, workflow, quality management and analytics applications for radiology. Primordial solutions are installed at over 150 healthcare institutions across the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information, visit

About Merge

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 and follow us @MergeHealthcare.

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