handshake 1Merge Healthcare, Chicago, recently announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc, Tustin, Calif. Under this new agreement, Merge’s cardiology PACS and hemodynamic monitoring solutions will be combined with the Toshiba portfolio of vascular x-ray systems.

“At Toshiba, we understand our customers’ concerns when it comes to integrating IT solutions with imaging,” said Satrajit Misra, vice
president, marketing, Toshiba America Medical Systems. “Through this partnership, our customers will get a complete solution for accessing
imaging information faster to improve the patient experience and our customers’ overall business.”

Toshiba will leverage Merge’s Merge Hemo, Merge’s real-time documentation tool for the cardiac cath lab that facilitates the integration of cath lab documentation into the patient’s electronic health record, and Merge Cardio, Merge’s web-enabled enterprise-level image and information system that provides a single point of entry to the patient’s complete cardio record spanning all cardiac modalities.

“For more than 15 years, the Toshiba Corporation has been a great partner with Merge, and we are pleased to expand our partnership with
Toshiba America Medical Systems to support their enterprise imaging initiative for a unified, interoperable cardiology management system,”
said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer at Merge Healthcare. “Being an enterprise imaging preferred partner is an honor, and we look forward to helping them achieve their objectives.”