Merge Healthcare opted Thursday to partner with Dell for cloud computing services. Dell will be providing Merge with the enterprise hardware products to simplify information access, management and archiving. Merge Healthcare is a enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions company.
Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive solution already boasts over 4 billion medical images and healthcare studies, seemingly an influential factor in Merge’s decision.
“The combination of Merge and Dell enables secure and scalable onsite and cloud-based solutions that strengthen the coordination of patient care among healthcare stakeholders,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare.
With the agreement, Dell will take on Merge Healthcare’s Project Honeycomb, already the United States’ largest medical image sharing network. Other Dell cloud computing users can upload, download, and share diagnostic quality medical images free of charge.
“Dell is pleased to work with Merge to enable our customers to support innovation in healthcare through more efficient use of IT,” said David Zirl, Ph.D., area vice president for Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences solutions. “Digital medical information is growing at an unprecedented rate.”