Merge September 2023 newsletter: Takeaways from the Merge User Conference
This year’s Merge User Conference in Austin was another resounding success, filled with insightful keynote speakers, provocative panel discussions, and, most importantly, valuable one-on-one time with our customers and partners. The takeaways we glean from these conversations are so essential to how we continue to refine and expand our Merge imaging solutions’ capabilities – to better meet the needs of imaging organizations, physicians, and IT who help transform patient care delivery.
Benefits of cloud and AI in medical imaging
In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the ability to efficiently manage and analyze medical imaging data is crucial for improving patient care, accelerating clinical research, and enhancing collaboration among healthcare professionals and researchers. The legacy imaging applications that are in use today were, for the most part, all designed to provide imaging services in one department of one hospital.
But today, radiologists are reading more and more studies outside of the facility they were acquired in. Coupled with an exponential growth in the number of imaging studies being generated – driven by an aging population, more complex diseases, and procedures previously deferred by COVID-19 – these legacy solutions are being pulled and stretched beyond their limits, and the pain is being felt acutely by the providers.
To keep up with the demands of today’s imaging environments, and to ensure that radiologists are primed to face the future with confidence, imaging solutions must be built with a cloud-first, cloud-native, “any image, anywhere, anytime” mindset – or they will fail to meet physicians’ needs and exacerbate burnout.
New Product Release: Merge PACS 9.0
The Merge team is pleased to share that PACS 9.0 has become generally available (as of September 7th). The new Merge PACS 9.0 update is intended to increase the speed and accuracy of your reading experience and overall functionality.
PACS 9.0 provides a more targeted mammography reading experience, a sensitive image workflow, enhanced communication tools and a variety of usability improvements.
PACS 9.0 is currently being rolled out to a group of early adopters. Contact us to schedule a demo and your upgrade today! For training on the new PACS 9.0 features, please visit Merative Learning Academy search for Merge PACS 9.0 – What’s New?
Meet us at RSNA 2023
Our theme at this year’s event, "Transform for the future. Transform with confidence," underscores our commitment to supporting imaging organizations innovate at their own pace. Visit one of our booths to see the latest in imaging technology, join our corporate symposium and theater presentations, and celebrate with us at our in-booth happy hour.
A word from our top-tier user conference sponsors
Aidoc is a pioneering force in clinical AI. Powered by Aidoc’s proprietary aiOS™, we analyze and aggregate medical data to enable care teams to operationalize the unexpected and work seamlessly with a continued focus on the patient. Aidoc AI is always on, running in the background to change the foreground.
Serving ~1,900 clinical sites globally, TeraRecon, a ConcertAI company, is a Best in KLAS Category Leader for Advanced Visualization. TeraRecon solutions are independent of any one manufacturer's imaging equipment or PACS system, allowing a single, unified, and simplified clinical workflow that can improve efficiencies and deliver actionable physician-guided insights.
RackTop’s best-in-class BrickStor Security Platform is a Cyberstorage solution that employs a data-centric zero trust architecture that empowers the public and private sector to actively defend their sensitive unstructured data from the escalating presence of ransomware, insider threats, and nation state-sponsored cyberattacks.
Unlock the potential of Pure Storage for accelerated enterprise imaging. With up to 4X faster study ingest and up to 37% faster study open, gain instant access to vital clinical information while ensuring data security. No more "click and wait" for answers. Experience cloud-like simplicity and cost savings for superior patient care.