Merge Healthcare Incorporated announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. Under the partnership agreement, Toshiba will be able to offer its customers a full turnkey solution, combining Merge’s cardiology PACS and hemodynamic monitoring solutions with the Toshiba portfolio of vascular x-ray systems.

According to Toshiba, it will leverage Merge Hemo, a real-time documentation tool for the cardiac cath lab that facilitates the integration of cath lab documentation into the patient’s electronic health record, and Merge Cardio, Merge’s web-enabled enterprise-level image and information system that provides a single point of entry to the patient’s complete cardio record spanning all cardiac modalities.

“For more than 15 years, the Toshiba Corporation has been a great partner with Merge and we are pleased to expand our partnership with Toshiba America Medical Systems to support their enterprise imaging initiative for a unified, interoperable cardiology management system,” said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer at Merge Healthcare. “Being an enterprise imaging preferred partner is an honor, and we look forward to helping them achieve their objectives.”

For more information on the partnership and the systems being offered, visit the Toshiba and Merge websites.