Centracare chooses Merges iConnect for image interoperability.

Centracare chooses Merge’s iConnect for image interoperability, informatics strategy Merge Health care , a respected provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, today announced that Centracare Wellness System’s St. Cloud Medical center, the largest healthcare provider in the St. Cloud, MN region, has selected Merge’s iConnect VNA and iConnect Share for their picture interoperability and informatics strategy. In use at more than 300 sites, iConnect VNA may be the most widely-deployed vendor neutral archive in the industry. IConnect VNA stores medical pictures from multiple sites and multiple specialties, providing a valuable patient-centric view of most diagnostic images, along with workflow documents, and various other key information from multiple specialties on demand.Preethi Srikanthan, an assistant scientific professor in the endocrinology division at the David Geffen College of Medicine at UCLA, that discovered that building muscle mass is important in decreasing metabolic risk. As there is absolutely no gold-standard way of measuring body composition, several research have addressed this relevant issue using different measurement techniques and have obtained different results, Srikanthan said. Therefore many reports on the mortality impact of obesity concentrate on BMI. Our research indicates that clinicians have to be concentrating on ways to improve body composition, than on BMI alone rather, when counseling older adults on preventative health behaviors.