Enables sharing and storage of medical images
PLEASANTON, CA – (June 29, 2012) – PACSGEAR, the leading provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records, today announced an agreement with Merge Healthcare (MRGE) to participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and information. PACSGEAR will incorporate the application programming interface (API) from Merge Honeycomb™ to upload images for cloud-based sharing and storage.
“We are pleased with the response to Open Image Exchange,” said Eli Rapaich, PACSGEAR’s CEO. “Adding Merge Honeycomb to the network provides more options for sharing health information electronically. We will continue to incorporate open APIs that improve access to clinically relevant medical images,” Rapaich said.
“The inclusion of Merge Honeycomb in Open Image Exchange will make our network available to an even broader audience of referring physicians, specialists, and patients,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “Merge Honeycomb is all about moving applications to the cloud to improve the patient experience and ensure anywhere, anytime access to their medical images. Using the Open Image Exchange to connect images and information to Honeycomb is a win-win for everyone.”
PACSGEAR provides image connectivity solutions for medical image management (PACS) and electronic health record (EHR) systems to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Its industry-leading solutions seamlessly integrate documents, film, video, visible light and other images from any department to any PACS/EHR. Healthcare personnel in specialties such as radiology, cardiology, gastroenterology, dermatology, orthopedics and pathology can connect, view and share images and results to enable health information exchange. Worldwide, PACSGEAR gives over 1200 hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities a better picture of their patients’ health. For more information, visit www.pacsgear.com
About Merge Healthcare
Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare. Merge’s enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides health stations, clinical trials software and other health data and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 20 years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com.