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MILWAUKEE Merge eFilm
, a Wisconsin-based health care imaging software and services company, recently announced the release of FUSION PACS version 1.2.7. The new version features enhanced Web-based tools, additional image manipulation tools, image viewer plug-in and automated access to DICOM achieves.
"Health care's drive toward an electronic medical record makes provision of appropriate images and reports to the physicians' desktop highly desirable," said William Stafford, Merge eFilm's executive vice president, international and OEM Operations. "With FUSION PACS 1.2.7, an OEM can implement this capability into its existing IS and IT frameworks, improving speed to market by minimizing the necessity for architectural changes to existing applications."
FUSION PACS is an integrated repository of health care information and a suite of software application modules that provide PACS functionality and Web distribution on a scalable integrated server platform.
FUSION PACS 1.2.7 provides referring physicians with secure access to new and historical images and reports via the Web, and allows them to be viewed with a set of image manipulation tools. These additional tools provide image manipulation capabilities for use by the referring physician, such as the measurement of a tumor size by a surgeon or analysis of a fracture repair by an orthopedic surgeon, as well as use of the tools to manipulate images in explaining treatment plans to patients.
FUSION PACS 1.2.7 also includes an enhanced secure filtering capability that allows customers to manage multiple varied levels of access restrictions by referring physicians.