Advanced Data Systems and Merge Healthcare Partner to Provide Optimized Interoperability for Physician Communication

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New iConnect® Network partnership with ADS delivers real-time clinical data directly into referring physicians' EHRs enabling increased referrals while satisfying regulatory requirements and reducing costs.


Paramus, NJ, USA (PressReleasePoint) -- Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS), a leading provider of healthcare automation including MedicsRIS™, MedicsDocAssistant™ EHR for Radiology, and MedicsPremier™ PM, today announced a new strategic partnership with Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to advance healthcare. Integrating Merge's iConnect Network (http://www.merge.com/Solutions/Interoperability/iConnect-Network.aspx) with ADS' MedicsRIS will enable the referring physician communities of ADS' radiology clients to receive and view exam results and diagnostic quality images (using a diagnostic display) as well as other critical patient information as transmitted from within MedicsRIS.

This type of advanced interoperability between radiologists and providers results in decreased duplicate tests and radiation exposure, improving patient outcomes and increasing physician satisfaction. It also reduces the cost of care and helps the radiology practice's referring physicians attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2's (MU2) imaging requirements by receiving real-time access to viewing critical diagnostic information directly into their EHR, including imaging studies.

"Traditional methods of information delivery between our radiology clients and their referring physicians will be dramatically improved with the integration of MedicsRIS and Merge's iConnect Network, enabling referring physicians to receive radiology reports and patient images directly into the referring physicians' EHRs, regardless of which EHRs they use," said David Barizillai, President of ADS. "The transmitting and sharing of these studies to caregivers is revolutionized using the iConnect Network. This type of technology benefits everyone including those who are the most important: the patients themselves."

"We are excited to build a new strategic alliance with ADS. Partnerships such as this are critical to iConnect Network's long-term success, as they provide new opportunities for both adoption and growth of the service," said Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge. "With this new collaboration in place, we are broadening the market reach of iConnect Network so more providers can build their referral relationships, improve physician satisfaction and ultimately enhance the patient experience across their communities."

About Merge
Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides clinical trials software and other health data and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 25 years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.merge.com.

About Advanced Data Systems (ADS)
Advanced Data Systems (ADS) is a leading provider of interoperable automation solutions to imaging centers, medical practices, behavioral health practices, and to revenue cycle management companies. The Medics Suite from ADS includes MedicsDocAssistant (version 7.0 is certified by ICSA Labs™ as a complete EHR for Stage 2 Meaningful Use), MedicsPremier™ and MedicsElite™ for comprehensive practice management, and MedicsRIS™ for radiology. The Medics Suite is integrated as a unified solution or can be obtained separately per the needs of the practice. They can be utilized in Cloud / ASP format or Client Server (customer hosted) formats. ADS provides quick Implementation, comprehensive Training and excellent ongoing Support with Updates. Thousands of providers rely on solutions from ADS.

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Media Contacts:
Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
1234 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
888-655-3434
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Marc E. Klar
Advanced Data Systems
The ADS Building, 15 Prospect
Paramus, NJ 07652
800-899-4237 x2061
marc.klar@adsc.com


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