UC San Diego Health Selects Merge Healthcare Solutions to Help Improve Enterprise Imaging Workflow and Patient Experience

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare, an IBM Company (NYSE:IBM) and a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, entered into an agreement with UC San Diego Health for Merge’s iConnect® Access and iConnect® Enterprise Archive. UC San Diego Health is a tertiary, multidisciplinary health system integrating research, teaching and clinical care at locations in Hillcrest and La Jolla, California.

UC San Diego Health sought a technology solution that would simplify medical imaging workflow and enable clinicians to easily follow the path of their patients. “Collaborating with Merge Healthcare is a big step towards further ensuring that our clinicians have access to medical imaging information when they need it,” said Tom Hamelin, ‎senior director responsible for Imaging Informatics at UC San Diego Health. “Connecting our clinicians to a complete image management option allows them to access current and historical images at the point of care and gives them the flexibility to view images using a standard internet browser.”

“We are honored to work with UC San Diego Health, San Diego’s only academic health system and a leading destination for individuals requiring complex, multidisciplinary care,” said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare.

About UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is the region’s only academic health system and is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. It ranked #1 in San Diego for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. UC San Diego Health is composed of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Jacobs Medical Center (opening 2016) and the Outpatient Pavilion (opening 2017), all in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices located throughout Southern California. For more information, visit http://health.ucsd.edu.

About Merge Healthcare

Merge Healthcare, an IBM Company, 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 using a standard internet browser. 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 on Twitter @MergeHealthcare.

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