Merge monthly newsletter: March 2023

Springing forward together

Merge Customers,

Spring is all about renewal. An opportunity to reset and move forward.

Our new customer newsletter is one example of this in our Merge business. We want to build greater transparency and keep you up to date on what’s happening in our business and in the market - and how it will impact you. Each month, you’ll see the progress driven by our new strategic plan, which has better focused our efforts around your needs.

I hope you find the information valuable. We’re looking forward to seeing your continued growth. As always, thank you for your partnership.

Tuesdays with Merge

Tuesdays with Merge is your complimentary webinar series, providing education and training on the solutions you use every day. We offer a monthly webinar series, led by Merge experts, covering topics defined by customer users. Topics range from tips and tricks to overviews of new releases​. We even offer CE Credits on select sessions!

Unable to attend a specific session? Not to worry, we record Tuesdays with Merge sessions for future playback and store them in the Merative Learning Academy. To request access, email us at

To see the full Tuesdays with Merge schedule and register for a session, visit our website.

Additional information on Tuesdays with Merge can be found in the Merge Customer Community.

Click here to request access to the Community

This online portal is where you can stay up-to-date on program and product announcements, chat and connect with your peers, and download the latest product documentation. You can also access the Support portal to track or log cases.

Have questions? Email to learn more.

New Product Release: Merge VNA 14.3

I’m going to turn this next section over to Jeff Hanson, our Product Manager for Merge VNA, to talk about our latest product update: Merge VNA 14.3.

The new Merge VNA 14.3 update now provides the ability to configure Fast Migrations. Several releases ago, we gave you the ability to perform your own migrations; in 14.2, we introduced Fast Migrations to speed up ingestions, by turning off various functions like compression, calculating offsets, and exceptions bin. Now with 14.3, you can configure those yourself via the Merge VNA Web UI.

14.3 also supports the latest Oracle database 19c, placing your database on the latest long-term release. We have also made improvements with Tier 2 and Tier 1 encryption, specifically encrypting during image re-staging.

Working with our Merge Workflow Orchestrator team, we’re also introducing Worklist Federation: the ability to aggregate records from multiple systems and initiate a DICOM Image retrieval from remote systems.

Finally, we have also updated our branding within the Merge VNA system. You’ll see that "IBM Enterprise Archive” (iCEA, EA) how now been replaced with “Merge VNA.” You will also see our Merative logo splashed around the user interface.

You can see all these new features and a complete list of all the fixes in our Merge VNA 14.3 release notes. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your upgrade today!

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