Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise
imaging and interoperability solutions, today announced the addition of
eleven radiology practices that have selected Merge RIS v7.0 to achieve
"Meaningful Use is gaining significant momentum in the radiology
community," said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. "Radiologists are
witnessing how seamlessly solutions like Merge RIS can be integrated
into their practice, without disrupting their workflow, while
administrators and executives are experiencing how Merge RIS is building
the foundation for future growth. All involved are seeing how Merge RIS
v7.0 can lead to an increase in revenue and help them avoid future
With Merge RIS v7.0, radiologists can now utilize a completely native
radiology solution for radiology-specific workflow to capture and report
on the metrics required to demonstrate Meaningful Use of electronic
health records, without disrupting the traditional radiology workflow.
With Merge RIS v7.0, radiologists can qualify to receive up to $44,000
in stimulus incentives, per eligible provider.
"We selected Merge because they were the only vendor able to provide an
enterprise-wide solution versus a piecemeal approach," said Melissa Ray,
Practice Administrator at Radiology Consultants of Lynchburg. "In
addition to Merge RIS v7.0, we will utilize Merge PACS, Merge
Financials, Merge Dashboards and Merge iConnect Access. And now, not
only will we be able to take advantage of the stimulus incentives
available for achieving Meaningful Use, but more importantly, we'll be
able to significantly improve productivity and workflow efficiencies."
"With Merge RIS, the information just flows better, from the minute the
patient calls to schedule an appointment all the way through billing,"
said Tony Musilli, Chief Operations Officer at Booth Radiology in West
Deptford, New Jersey. "Merge RIS 7.0 is very intuitive and has a much
tighter integration than systems we've used in the past. The Merge suite
is going to take our practice to the next level of efficiency, so for
us, the choice to use Merge for Meaningful Use was obvious."
"One of the reasons we selected Merge RIS v7.0 was because it has
complete certification versus modular certification," said Christopher
Bryant, Executive Director, Radiology Associates of West Pasco "If you
utilize a modular system, you as the provider, the onus is on you to
find another product or combination of products that meet the remaining
criteria before you can claim to be using a certified EHR and qualify
for MU funds.