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May 13, 2009

Healthcare Technology and News: Merge Healthcare, Shanghai Kingstar Forge Clinical Imaging Plan

Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging solutions provider, has reportedly partnered with China’s largest domestic health IT provider, Shanghai Kingstar Winning Co., to provide clinical imaging solutions and professional services to Kingstar Winning and its customers.
Kingstar Winning is ranked at the top of the Chinese domestic Healthcare IT industry and has extensive product lines covering almost every corner of the healthcare. Its 450 employees in mainland China served more than 800 hospitals all over the country and generated over 100M RMB revenue in 2008.
The strategic partnership between Merge Healthcare and Kingstar Winning will provide cost-effective, quality solutions and good patient care in rural areas of China. Also, the new merger supports Chinese government’s new healthcare reform plan, which allocates almost $20 billion for health IT. The plan outlines $125 billion in spending over the next three years, including a sizeable investment in rural health technology and infrastructure.
“In today’s fast-growing healthcare IT market in China, quality clinical solutions are critical to patient care,” said Kai Sun, General Manager of Kingstar Winning’s Medical Imaging Software Division.
He added, “Shanghai Kingstar Winning Co. differentiates itself by providing quality products, and we are pleased to introduce Merge Healthcare’s clinical applications into our solution. Merge Healthcare has a strong history in developing medical imaging software and technologies that offer flexibility and scalability. They will enhance our product lines and will, therefore, help our valued customers to obtain the right solutions at the right time.”
Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare, said, “Merge is honored that Kingstar Winning recognized the high quality of our technologies.”
He said that the company is confident that its solutions will provide Kingstar Winning’s large install base with excellent clinical solutions and services.

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Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan

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