News Feature | January 21, 2015

University Hospital Selects Merge Cardiology PACS

Julia Ernst

By Julia Ernst, contributing writer


Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will utilize the system for managing patients’ cardiology records from all providers and sites of care.

Merge Healthcare, a company providing clinical technology solutions for the healthcare industry, has entered into an agreement with Rush University Medical Center to provide the facility with its Merge Cardio system, a web-based tool that generates and distributes patient reports.

The Merge Cardio system allows facilities to access and manage patients’ cardiology records from one centralized system. The system allows users to integrate patient data from different sites and sources into a single record, view patient files from any web-based location, utilize the system’s built-in report generation and distribution process, and automate the capture of professional and technical charges to enhance the speed at which reimbursements are handled.

The Merge Cardio system supports EHR integration as well as integration with advanced applications for 4D echocardiography, nuclear medicine, CT angiography, and Merge EchoIMS pediatric echocardiography reporting. The system was ranked a Best in KLAS solution in 2013.

According to a news release on the agreement, structured data within the Merge system supports Rush’s desire to leverage data for research studies and benchmarking. The organization will also be able to access data from legacy systems in order to create a more complete patient history.

Rush University Medical Center is based in Chicago and is one of four facilities in the Rush health system. The Medical Center is affiliated with Rush University, also in Chicago.

SOURCE: Merge Healthcare