Baptist Health System Selects Merge Healthcare to Further Enhance Cardiology Care

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, entered into an agreement to provide its Merge Hemo™ solution to Baptist Health System of Birmingham, Alabama.

Baptist Health System was seeking a technology solution that would streamline its workflows and monitor patients throughout their entire cardiac procedure. Using Merge Hemo™, the cardiology teams at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Walker Baptist Medical Center will be able to leverage a centralized, web-based system for report generation and distribution.

"We are excited to improve patient safety and coordination of care as well as enhance our clinician's experience by partnering with Merge," said Dr. Chris Davis, ‎chief information officer and chief medical informatics officer at Baptist Health System. "Integrating the hemodynamic procedural documentation directly into Epic (HIS) reduces duplicative documentation, and also makes it immediately available to other clinicians. Workflow will be further streamlined through patient scheduling and integrated lab results."

"Baptist Health System and its cardiologists want to simplify their workflow in order to free up time to dedicate to patient care and enhanced outcomes," said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare.

About Baptist Health System

Baptist Health System, a not-for-profit 501(c) corporation and one of the largest health systems in Alabama, owns four hospital campuses, including Princeton (in Birmingham), Shelby (in Alabaster), Walker (in Jasper) and Citizens (in Talladega) as well as the largest network of employed primary- and specialty-care physicians providing coordinated care across central Alabama. The system includes graduate medical education programs and active clinical research in multiple specialties. Baptist Health System is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality, innovative health care and empowering its communities to achieve their best health. Baptist Health System is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association, whose representatives elect the Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations. For more information please 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 on Twitter @MergeHealthcare.

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