Merge Launches iConnect Network

CHICAGO - Merge Healthcare Inc. released at RSNA 2013 this week iConnect Network, an imaging network aimed at allowing hospitals, providers and imaging centers to exchange imaging information securely and electronically.

The service integrates with existing EHR and health information exchange networks and facilitates referrals and meaningful use requirements, the company said.

Without additional infrastructure, iConnect Network lets providers deliver patient data to a community physician’s EHR without building point-to-point HL7 interfaces, the company said.

Additional capabilities will be added to iConnect Network over time, including:

  • Electronic patient referrals and online ordering processes
  • Automated insurance pre‐certification services for imaging centers and hospitals
  • Direct patient access to care navigation for scheduling and accessing images



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