Mass General to test Merge Healthcare's mobile imaging apps

Massachusetts General Hospital will serve as a test lab for Merge Healthcare's new mobile applications that support workflow in medical imaging, as part of a recently announced partnership between the venerable Boston institution and the Milwaukee-based health IT vendor.

"Our vision is to find new applications that blow away the preconceived notions of today's reading workflow," Dr. Keith Dreyer, vice chairman of radiology informatics at Mass General says in a Merge press release. "The technology has arrived to push medical imaging review and reporting out to mobile devices, and free the radiologist from having to be handcuffed in a dark reading room."

The hospital will begin the partnership by testing additional uses for eFilm Mobile, an iPhone version of Merge's eFilm Workstation product. Merge introduced eFilm Mobile at last week's HIMSS conference in Atlanta.

For more information:
- see this news brief from CMIO
- have a look at this Merge Healthcare press release about the MGH partnership
- read this Merge press release announcing eFilm Mobile