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BW: Merge Technologies Ships Second Generation of Medical Information Server

Jan 05, 2000, 20:26 (0 Talkback[s])

"Merge Technologies...announced that second generation MergeARK(tm) systems have been shipped to sites in Europe. The MergeARK medical image information server is a member of the MergeWorks suite of products that leverage powerful industry standard technologies such as Linux, Java, DICOM, HL-7 and the Internet to provide significant workflow integration and information management improvements for the healthcare industry."

"The server is a key component of any electronic medical information network," stated Nick Donofrio, program manager for Merge Technologies. "In radiology, the server must securely store and supply the relevant clinical images from prior studies. It should also provide easy retrieval and reprints of original radiographic films. MergeARK has always done this, but now in the second generation we've moved it to a far more powerful and flexible design platform. The hardware will now be based on Dell servers and the operating system software will be based on Red Hat Linux version 6.0...."

"Donofrio further explained, "Basing the MergeARK on Dell servers assures our customers that they'll always receive leading edge hardware technology from a major player in the computer industry. Plus, the broad Dell product line also allows Merge to offer MergeARK in a wide range of performance and price. And using Red Hat Linux allows the MergeARK to take advantage of the hottest operating system software. The wide variety of application drivers now supported by Red Hat Linux will dramatically shorten the development time for the MergeARK software programs. It will be a major boost in productivity for the engineering team."

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