Etransmedia Licenses Patient Engagement Platform To Merge Healthcare

Agreement provides expanded offering for seamless communications for patient engagement to enhance patient satisfaction and clinical workflow

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

Troy, New York, April 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Etransmedia Technology, Inc, a provider of leading healthcare information solutions, is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare. Under this agreement, Merge has licensed patient engagement technology from Etransmedia's Connect2Care® platform.  This provides patient engagement so Merge customers using Merge RIS™ can meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) requirements and enhance patient satisfaction and clinical workflows.

Certified by Drummond to meet a range of MU2 requirements, the Connect2Care® patient portal delivers cutting-edge, patient interaction technology to create a more efficient, optimized practice workflow. Connect2Care® seamlessly and securely exchanges healthcare information to meet patient communication needs for all quality interactions that are critical to healthcare practices in today's healthcare environment.

"We have had a long-standing partnership working with Etransmedia on many initiatives and are happy to expand our relationship into this OEM collaboration," said Merge Chief Executive Officer Justin Dearborn. "Etransmedia is a leader in developing intelligent, integrated solutions that meet MU requirements and enable seamless connectivity across the healthcare community. We are proud to include their technology into our innovative solutions to provide our customers with solutions that promote more advanced care coordination."

"The Connect2Care® platform helps to optimize the patient experience. Patients have real-time, online access to scheduling, secure messaging, access to their heath record and more," says Vikram Agrawal, President and CEO of Etransmedia. "The practice can also increase revenue with online bill pay, one click approval to ePrescribe refills, referral requests, and automated appointment and follow-up reminders. We are excited to work with Merge Healthcare to help enhance the patient experience, improve care, and reduce costs."

About Merge

Merge is a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based technologies for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides clinical trials software with end-to-end study support in a single platform and other intelligent health data and analytics solutions. With solutions that have been used by providers for more than 25 years, Merge is helping to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit and follow us @MergeHealthcare.

About Etransmedia Technology, Inc

Etransmedia has developed and delivered integrated cloud-based software and services to hospitals, health systems, and physicians nationwide. Etransmedia's solutions include Revenue Cycle Management service, the Connect2Care software platform which includes an integrated EHR/PM, Financial Analytics, Care Coordination, and Patient Engagement.  Etransmedia is committed to providing the right solutions to build an effective community of care, driving revenues and efficiencies for ambulatory, acute and diagnostic facilities, and increasing the availability of information to providers making critical care decisions. Etransmedia serves over 12,000 providers and 40,000 users. For additional information go to