Merge Healthcare has received complete electronic health record (EHR) certification for meaningful use for its radiology information system - RIS v7.0.

The complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Merge RIS v 7.0 can capture all necessary and relevant patient information without disrupting the traditional radiology workflow.

Merge RIS v 7.0 incorporates meaningful use functionality including ePrescribing, enhanced reporting which aids physicians to automatically trend clinical data and report on meaningful use measures, new clinical decision support, the clinical exchange of health information and a patient portal that empowers patients to access their records at their convenience.

The company said with Merge RIS v7.0 radiology providers can utilize a single product for radiology-specific workflow to qualify for up to $44,000 in funding under the Hitech Act.