St Vincent Hospital has selected Merge Healthcare's complete cardiology solution suite to capture, manage and display cardiac images, and hemodynamics and ECG data across its enterprise.

The cardiology suite includes an enterprise-level image and information system, Merge Cardio, and a catheterization laboratory knowledge tool for data collection, analysis and reporting, Merge Hemo.

The suite also includes iConnect Access, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS viewer; and iConnect Share, an Internet-based gateway for image sharing.

Merge Cardio helps to integrate patient information from different sources into a centralized web-based system and enables cardiologists to have quick access to their patient’s complete cardiology file from a single point and generate a report.

St Marys Hospital Medical Center cardiologists Zhaowei Ai said the center need to have immediate access to a patient’s cardiac catheterization record to ensure to take correct medical decisions.

"With Merge’s solutions, I can see cardiac images wherever I am, be it my office or at the hospital. Having this type of access is extremely beneficial to timely and safe patient care," Ai added.