30 Jun Merge eFilm announces release of FUSION RIS version 2.5
MILWAUKEE – Merge eFilm, a health care software and services company, announced Tuesday the release of FUSION RIS (RIS logic module) version 2.5. The updated product includes integration with FUSION PACS, allowing RIS, PACS, dictation, reporting, document management and billing workflow to run from a single, unified end-user desktop application.
The new release is designed to create productivity improvements for the radiologist and technologist by eliminating the time and cost experienced in deploying multiple vendor systems. Within the new in FUSION RIS 2.5, for example, is an optional document management module embedded into the RIS/PACS workflow, as well as more than 140 customer-driven feature enhancements. The document management module is fully embedded within RIS/PACS workflow, meaning customers only use one login and one desktop to scan, view, import, export, edit, customize and store paper documents.
Since the acquisition of RIS Logic in July 2003, Merge eFilm has focused on creating software solutions designed to integrate and distribute business and clinical workflow.
“The transition between RIS to PACS and PACS to RIS is a smooth and fast experience for the user, and images and information remain consistent,” said Tim Kulbago, vice-president, Merge eFilm product innovation. “By utilizing the flexibility and combination of image streaming, PACS and RIS-driven DICOM routing processes to distribute images, the system is able to get the right study with associated patient information to the right radiologist at the right location in less time while efficiently optimizing bandwidth and image storage.”
The focus on distributed workflow is driven by key customer challenges related to staffing shortages and the need to route studies to wherever the appropriate radiologist or specialist is located. The demands of multi-site environments, as well as the increasing size of images per study, require a more efficient image and information distribution method.
Milwaukee-based Merge eFilm is a company working to accelerate the productivity of imaging centers, hospitals and clinics with a suite of RIS/PACS software solutions and professional services.