HIMSS16 begins next week. With a vision to better health through information technology, HIMSS promises to deliver a different conference from previous years’ shows. For starters, a 40 degree spike in weather from last year’s conference in Chicago should put a smile on the faces of those traveling from colder climates. Furthermore, it’s not an everyday occurrence for a (not one, but two-time) Super Bowl winner, Peyton Manning to deliver a healthcare IT conference keynote speech. Most importantly, HIMSS16 will bring together healthcare leaders from across the world with the same end goal: optimizing health engagements and patient care outcomes through information technology. Merge is excited to play a role in the HIMSS mission of developing innovative technology that will ultimately improve the speed and accuracy of healthcare delivery.
The annual RSNA conference took place in Chicago last week and Merge was ever present, demonstrating the future of universal imaging. At RSNA, Merge focused on the upcoming changes in radiology. With medical imaging pervasive across the continuum of care, the volume of images can be overwhelming to clinicians and expensive to manage. Merge has the medical imaging management foundation which (through IBM’s acquisition of Merge) will integrate with the IBM Watson Health platform to unlock the value of medical images and help enable physicians to make smarter decisions about the patient care they provide.