Posted to Enterprise Imaging Blog by Merge on 3/21/2017 10:57:33 AM | with 1 comments

Digital Radiography: Embracing the Change, Reaping the Rewards
For many who attended AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) in San Diego last week, the issue of decreasing reimbursements was a hot topic and one that ranked high on the priority list for practices to address. After all, those still using analog equipment will face a 20 percent reduction in reimbursements this year, followed by a 7 percent cut in 2018 for using computed radiography (CR) instead of digital radiography (DR).

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Posted to Enterprise Imaging Blog by Kayley Weinbaum on 3/13/2017 1:19:47 PM | with 0 comments

Top Five Industry  Drivers for Orthopedics
Keeping up with the rapid pace of change in healthcare is challenging but essential, and understanding factors like demographic shifts, technological improvements and government initiatives are critical to the success of any orthopedic practice.  In a recent Becker's Spine Review article, Merge Solutions Manager, Troy Oliphant, explored a number of important trends that will impact the orthopedic market in 2017. Below are a few to consider.

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Posted to Enterprise Imaging Blog by Adam Lipson on 3/2/2017 3:10:51 PM | with 0 comments

What’s getting in the way of better workflow?
Whether it's government mandates, evolving technology, shifts in the workforce or the rise of cognitive capabilities, there is no shortage of change in the healthcare industry – and no sign of it slowing down. And while change is often a good thing, it can also bring new challenges and obstacles as those working in radiology have experienced, firsthand. With regard to workflow management in particular, a number of challenges are impeding the path to greater practice efficiency and physician satisfaction.

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Posted to Enterprise Imaging Blog by Lee Harrop on 2/28/2017 9:00:19 AM | with 3 comments

Is the human heart more than just a pump?
In the blink of an eye, I can look back on a 40 year career in the amazing (and sometimes crazy) world of cardiology. As a clinician, I've seen many remarkable changes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Over the years I've learned a lot and had the honor to work alongside some of the most brilliant minds in the field. It has been an unbelievable journey and I am thankful for it every day.

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Posted to Enterprise Imaging Blog by Barbi Green on 2/20/2017 12:12:54 PM | with 0 comments

HIMSS17 Spotlights Merge’s Cognitive and Core Capabilities
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.

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