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Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Selected By Southern Illinois Healthcare To Provide Enterprise-Wide Cardiology Imaging And Informatics Strategy

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Merge Healthcare, a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced that it will provide its entire cardiology solution suite to Southern Illinois Healthcare system to create an integrated and enterprise wide imaging platform that allows physicians access to health related images any time, anywhere. In all six of its hospitals and healthcare clinics, Southern Illinois Healthcare will implement Merge's full suite of cardiology solutions.

"Our challenge was that we were not consistent across our products; we had a piece meal approach that made workflow difficult for our physicians. It's our job to provide our physicians with the tools required to provide care, and those tools must increase efficiency. Now, with the integrated Merge Cardio solution all of the information our physicians need about a patient is right at their fingertips. It's this type of healthcare technology automation that is driving efficiency into our processes and helping us provide better care," said Dave Holland, Vice President and CIO of Southern Illinois Healthcare in a press release.

Merge Healthcare has been a leader for more than twenty years in the field of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions. Merge has a client base that consists of healthcare providers, vendors, and researchers worldwide who use Merge's products for radiology, cardiology, orthopaedics, and eye care. Its solutions help more than 1,500 hospitals and 6,000 clinics across the country share images to create more effective and efficient electronic healthcare outcomes for patients and physicians.

"Southern Illinois Healthcare represents the type of organization we like to partner with," said Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge Healthcare in a press release. "One of their main goals is to deliver a complete, patient-centric EHR, and they know that to do so, it must include images. In addition, they need to provide physicians with access to those images anywhere, any time. They turned to Merge because we were the only partner able to provide a solution that solved that challenge."

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