Merge Healthcare has collaborated with Rush University Medical Center, one of the largest private academic medical centers in Illinois, to install Merge Cardio, its Cardiology PACS solution. The health facility was seeking a solution that would support structured reporting to enable data mining for future research projects and benchmarking purposes.

Rush needed a system that would streamline workflows and allow departments to freely exchange information. With Merge Cardio, recognized in 2013 as a Best in KLAS solution, the medical center will be able to use a centralized, web-based system to generate and distribute reports. The PACS also allows Rush to access data from its legacy systems in order to create more complete patient histories.

“Cardiology as a field is embracing ‘Big Data,’ to help improve quality outcomes, to enable informative research, and provide clinical care that is both efficient and timely, said Kim Allan Williams, Sr, MD, and chief of the division of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. “At Rush, we strive to meet the ‘triple aim’ of better care, better outcomes, and lower costs. Partnering with Merge will forge a mutually beneficial, dynamic relationship as we embark upon this complex and critical project.”

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