," said Jeff Surges, Chief Executive Officer of Merge Healthcare. "With iConnect, their physicians will have access to medical images, regardless of their location or where that image originated. There’s no question that access to this type of information empowers physicians and provides a myriad of patient benefits, including a reduction in duplicative exams and unnecessary exposure to radiation."
"When medical information and images are stored in disparate silos, it hampers the quality of care and drives up ongoing costs," said Kim LaReau, Vice President and Chief Iinformation Officer of HealthPartners' flagship hospital, Regions Hospital. "With iConnect VNA, we have a consolidated solution that stores all of our images in one system, is helping to modernize our infrastructure, and enhance our disaster recovery initiatives by providing a zero downtime environment for medical imaging."
In use at more than 300 sites, iConnect VNA is the most widely-deployed vendor neutral archive in the industry. iConnect VNA stores medical images from multiple sites and multiple specialties, providing a valuable patient-centric view of all diagnostic images, as well as workflow documents, and other key information from multiple specialties on demand.
In addition to iConnect VNA, HealthPartners utilises iConnect Share and iConnect Access which help them expand the referral network, enhance reimbursement, decrease costs, shorten time to treatment and improve patient care.