Merge Healthcare

By Jonah Comstock 10:56 am November 10, 2015
Since IBM launched its Watson Health business unit at HIMSS last year, the group has pushed out plenty of news -- mostly partnerships, acquisitions, and the opening of Watson Health's Cambridge office. But at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM and chief science officer of the IBM Watson Health Group, spoke about how those partnerships...
By Jonah Comstock 12:05 pm August 6, 2015
IBM has finalized plans to acquire Merge Healthcare for $1 billion, in the hopes that assets from the medical imaging software company can teach IBM's cognitive computing unit Watson to "see" medical images. “As Watson evolves, we are tackling more complex and meaningful problems by constantly evaluating bigger and more challenging data sets,” John Kelly, senior vice president, IBM Research and...
By Neil Versel 02:36 am January 12, 2012
Merge Healthcare's Gilbert Gagne Count imaging software vendor Merge Healthcare among those offering a mobile option for remote viewing of medical images. But rather than assume everybody wants an app for Apple or Android devices, the vendor is relying on the Web and the cloud to deliver high-quality images and access to radiology reports on mobile devices. With the Merge iConnect Access system...
By Brian Dolan 02:43 am March 4, 2010
In Atlanta this week wireless really was everywhere. The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 offered free WiFi service to all its attendees and it worked (almost) everywhere. Nearly every major electronic health records (EHR) vendor had a smartphone strategy announcement or at least one in their back pocket. Thanks to the smartphone buzz, applications that were once...