- iConnect exemplifies the convergence of technology strategy and business strategy, both for the company and market
iConnect®'s three core products, iConnect Enterprise Archive, its enterprise archive component; iConnect Access, its viewing component; and iConnect Share, its image sharing component, come together to provide a complete image management and interoperability solution. Not only is each product among the top three most competitive product offerings in its respective segment, but
Despite the industry slowdown, Merge continued to increase its R&D spending by double digits over the past several years. These efforts translated into a cohesive solution set, incorporating the best of recently acquired products, as well as several new innovative products. Merge is also at the forefront of emerging trends in patient engagement and consumer healthcare in the U.S.
"Merge leverages the synergies of a full-featured and flexible portfolio to cater to various customer segments across the hospital and in outpatient settings," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Principal
Another standout feature of Merge's success is its unique market positioning as a component of the broader electronic medical record (EMR) industry and healthcare IT ecosystem. The high level of interoperability that can then be achieved by embedding iConnect Access seamlessly using bi-directional EMR integration makes Merge's image enablement capabilities peerless in the market.
Merge's value proposition is built on the efficient delivery of high-performance, highly-scalable, and cost-effective IT solutions that can also open up new avenues for productivity enhancement, cost reduction, infrastructure consolidation, and clinical collaboration. This value proposition resonates extremely well in today's market, where instead of new turnkey systems, imaging providers are focused on addressing the shortcomings of incumbent systems.
While some providers are receptive to a virtual deployment model, coupled with a study volume-based purchasing model, other providers value Merge's customized approach, coupled with a do-it-yourself approach for certain IT functions. Merge has also been extremely proactive in achieving certification for its products and assisting customers in meeting Meaningful Use (MU) criteria, while qualifying for MU incentive funding.
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