Given the constant drive to innovate, time moves pretty fast in the medical imaging industry. It should come as no surprise then that the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, HIMSS17
, is here once again. Held this year from February 20-22 in Orlando, Fla., HIMSS is the largest health IT conference in North America, with 43,000 people and 1,200 exhibitors expected to attend. We at Merge are excited to be back at HIMSS as the show provides a great opportunity for us to connect with our valued clients, forge new business relationships, and shine a spotlight on how Merge solutions address some of the most prevalent and pressing challenges in health IT.
Smartphones and tablets are becoming just as common in the hands of clinicians as they are in the hands of today's teenagers. Many clinicians – especially younger care providers – are using them to collect medical images and now expect to have access to all kinds of imaging data on their mobile devices.
Merge is proud to share that the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services
report has named Merge Cardio
™ and Merge's iConnect® Enterprise Archive
Best in KLAS for the cardiology and VNA/image archive categories, respectively. In addition, Merge Hemo
™ has been named the KLAS Category Leader in cardiology hemodynamics. This marks the sixth consecutive win for Merge Hemo, fourth consecutive win for Merge Cardio, and second consecutive win for iConnect Enterprise Archive.
In my last blog
, I described the history of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) EHR Incentive Program and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Here, we'll explore what the new mandate will mean in terms of requirements and options for participation.
The healthcare industry is quickly evolving, shaped by factors such as increasing global demand and significant advancements in imaging technology. Staying on top of these changes and securing the best tools and strategies to address them is critical to the success of any industry provider.