Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) - including Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group - The Longstreet Clinic (TLC) , Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic (NGDC) and Northeast Georgia Heart Center (NGHC) have chosen Merge Healthcare's iConnect solution to strengthen health information exchange (HIE) strategy.

The iConnect suite of solutions includes a vendor neutral archive which aids physicians to manage and store content from disparate departmental solutions.

Merge claims iConnect provides access to medical images from any approved Web-enabled device and facilitates the sharing of images between referring centers without the need for additional equipment or software.

Northeast Georgia Health System CIO Allana Cummings said they now have a gateway to access images that improves care, and can offer a physician-friendly viewing tool to support patient referrals within their community and abroad.