Hi Optimal Folks,
As a vendor, we appreciate
being allowed to observe and we are careful to post infrequently and only when
it seems warranted. We think posting at this time seems appropriate- to
update the community in the exciting changes taking place at
In August of 2011, Merge
Healthcare (MRGE) fully acquired OIS, along with the OIS subsidiaries
Abraxas Medical, OIS Global (Israel) and OIS Europe (Belgium).
Healthcare is a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability
solutions. Merge solutions facilitate the sharing of images to improve
the electronic healthcare experience. Merge provides solutions for
radiology, cardiology, orthopaedics, eye care, clinical trials, financial and
pre-surgical management; electronic health record and practice management
solutions; applications that fuel the largest modality vendors in the world,
and a network of patient-centric, wellness stations.
Some of the vendors in the
ophthalmic space use DICOM development toolkits provided by Merge.
While there have been many
changes, like all the orange, many things have stayed the same. The majority
of eye care solutions team, including sales, product, support, field service,
(yes Mick Clark and Andy May and the rest of the team) and project management
became employees of Merge Healthcare. Together, we continue to work hard
in the delivery of the service and products we have been known for over the 28
years that OIS has been in this industry. While we have decided to discontinue
the handheld Eye Scan unit, our WinStation image capture product, now known by
the name Merge Eye Station continues, and we have launched a new model at this
past AAO. Our Symphony Web product is now called Merge Eye
Care PACS Viewer. The branding transition will continue to other areas
of the product as we have normal scheduled software releases; and new features
are on the horizon for all the product lines that are quite exciting.
We look forward to continuing
to serve this community, wearing orange ties, displaying an orange Tesla
in our booth at AAO, and most especially with an invigorated
innovative approach that challenges competitors, and serves the Eye Care
Community. Why the Tesla by the way? Good question- At Merge, we
believe there is no problem the Healthcare community faces, that cannot be
solved when the right minds, converge, with innovation, and a drive to make it
happen. The Tesla represents that spirit, accelerating from 0-60 in
under 4 seconds, with a top speed of over 100mph, while not using any fossil
If you arrive at AAO early
enough, you might catch us driving it through the exhibit hall before all the
freight arrives. (Ok, not really)
Finally, I want to answer the
question that prompted the note- We do offer the FAF solution, in its
second generation, as we did before.
Thanks for the forum and
opportunity to update you all.
Solutions Management- Eye Care Imaging
E. Randolph Street
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