05 Aug Merge Healthcare unlocks the vault on its proprietary technologies
MILWAUKEE – Merge Healthcare, a health IT solutions provider, will be “unlocking the vault” on a broad range of internal toolkits and libraries that have been developed over the last twenty years. The extensive suite of internal technologies will be available to the general software development market. These proprietary software modules developed by Merge’s OEM team have, until now, been exclusively included within a variety of internal libraries and utilities, and thus not available for general use by other members of the development community.
“Our engineering team is constantly asked to meet significant technical challenges,” explains Peter Bascom, Senior Vice President of Product Development at Merge OEM. “As we solve these problems for specific applications, we can now retain and productize the solutions to help the broader development market. Our first entrée into this took a series of technologies in x-ray that solves image quality, dose measurement, image stitching, shutter removal, and quality control issues; and combined them into one toolkit called Cedara xPipe™. We released this specialty toolkit to speed development and improve the quality of console applications.”
“This is truly like unlocking the candy store for imaging software developers,” says Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “Customers know we are the ones to ask about imaging’s more difficult technical problems, and they have been waiting for this access. Distributing these technologies to the larger community is worth the investment because it can raise the quality and speed of imaging application development overall.”
Merge Healthcare develops solutions that automate healthcare data and diagnostic workflow to enable a better electronic record of the patient experience, and to enhance product development for health IT, device and pharmaceutical companies.