Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today that it was awarded the 2011 North American Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award in Medical Imaging Analytics for their MRI-CAD product, Merge CADstream based on the best practice research findings from Frost & Sullivan.
“By improving the clinical as well as the business models, Merge CADstream continues to be a driving force behind healthcare providers’ expansion into MR imaging,” said Nadim Daher, Principal Analyst – Medical Imaging and Informatics, Healthcare, Frost & Sullivan. “Over the years Merge Healthcare’s technology has allowed providers to expand their MRI services portfolio, and to reap more value from their capital MR investments.”
Merge CADstream automates the analysis and interventional planning of MRI studies. It provides high quality imaging studies, improves workflow and lowers costs for radiology practices, while also improving communication between physicians and patients.
“We’re proud to receive this third-party, objective recognition` of our CADstream solution and the value it delivers to the marketplace,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “This award reinforces two things we’re passionate about – providing best-in-class image management solutions and customer service.”
The Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products.
This Award recognizes the company's inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.
About Merge Healthcare
Merge Healthcare is the leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions. Merge solutions facilitate the sharing of images to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience for patients and physicians. Merge provides enterprise imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology and orthopaedics; a suite of products for clinical trials; software for financial and pre-surgical management, and applications that fuel the largest modality vendors in the world. Merge’s products have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide to improve patient care for more than 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.
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