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Posted by Merge on 6/28/2017 8:40:31 AM

The Role of the Cloud in Healthcare Disaster Recovery
Why is disaster recovery important in healthcare? Because patient lives depend on it. Although this answer may seem simple, healthcare organizations often overlook the importance of planning for the worst.
 

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Posted by Julie Pekarek on 6/22/2017 10:07:53 AM

Creating Connections to Build Better Solutions
At a trade show last month, a customer approached me and said, "I was just bragging about you! Remember that dinner a few years ago in Colorado?"  She went on to tell me that her business had acted on an idea we discussed that night, and that it brought over a million dollars of revenue into the practice. In addition, another person at the dinner collaborated with her on the same idea, which brought new revenue to both practices.
 

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Posted by Kathleen Schroeder on 6/12/2017 9:35:21 AM

Health IT: It's All About the Future
When meeting with customers during SIIM 2017 in Pittsburgh last week I was often asked, "What are your long-term plans for Watson Health Imaging?" and "How is Merge positioned to support the integration of mobile technology at my organization?" I wasn't surprised that the future of healthcare was on everyone's mind, especially since the theme of SIIM 2017 was Bridging the Transformation to a New Era in Healthcare. If you stopped by the Merge booth, you saw that in many ways, the future is already here. Here are a few highlights:


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Posted by Merge on 6/8/2017 12:12:51 PM

When Change Brings Opportunity: A Merge Cardio Case Study
The 2013 merger between Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare created one of the largest health systems in Illinois. As is often the case with this type of amalgamation, executives of the newly named Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare faced numerous integration challenges and had to determine the best way to maximize each organization's strengths. Thankfully, one thing that required little effort was deciding on a cardiology system.


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Posted by Murray Reicher, MD FACR on 5/24/2017 10:22:01 AM

Osteoporosis and Imaging Screening
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis (which literally means porous bone) is quite common.  Approximately 54 million Americans live with the condition or have osteopenia (low bone mass, and a risk factor for osteoporosis).  The condition is expensive, with forecasts estimating that by 2025, osteoporosis will result in three million annual fractures and $25.3 billion in annual U.S. costs. 
 

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