Merge Teleradiology receives Joint Commission approval

CHICAGO, Nov. 27—Medical imaging software and services provider Merge Healthcare reported today that its Merge Healthcare Teleradiology division has been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s (JCASOs) national standard for healthcare quality and safety. The announcement was made at the 93rd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

On Nov. 20, Merge Healthcare announced the introduction of a new teleradiology application called Merge TeleRead and a new teleradiology service, Consult PreReads, an image pre-reading service of its newly formed Merge Healthcare Teleradiology division. Consult PreReads are provided by skilled remotely-based radiologists in India, according to the company.