Merge Announces Release of New Eye Care Imaging Solutions

Merge Announces Release of New Eye Care Imaging Solutions

One of the First Vendors to Support the DICOM OPT Standard (OCT)

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated
(Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that
seek to transform healthcare, today announced an update to the Merge Eye Care
PACS™ solution that includes support for the DICOM OPT (OCT) standard as well
as support for video.

As a standalone application integrated with an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Merge Eye Care PACS integrates all diagnostic devices and clinical
applications utilized in an ophthalmic practice into one end to end system,
giving physicians the ability to review all of their patient's images and
diagnostic reports side-by-side from anywhere, at anytime via a web browser or
web-enabled device.

"Merge is proud to be one of the first vendors to support the OCT standard, as
this standard is becoming an increasingly indispensable modality at eye care
facilities to obtain valuable images and data," said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge
Healthcare. "Eye Care is a critical segment for Merge and it's important that
we continue to evolve our market-leading solution."

"We've been using solutions from Merge for several years as the backbone for
our digital imaging strategy," said Dr. Joel A. Miller MD from Retina
Consultants of Michigan. "This new support for OCT data in the same viewer as
all of our modalities is exciting and will improve our workflow. Our
efficiency as health care providers improves as we offer more services to our
patients without additional cost."

By supporting the OCT standard, Merge Eye Care PACS can be used as a single
viewer, delivering multiple eye care modalities, in a vendor neutral viewing
environment. Like other advanced review tools in Merge Eye Care PACS, the
controls for viewing and manipulating OCT images enable users to view images
side-by-side, scan through frames, and slices, and perform detailed
measurements. And as the industry OCT standard continues to develop, Merge Eye
Care PACS will become more advanced as well.

In addition to OCT image viewing, Merge Eye Care PACS 4.0 allows for full HD
video viewing and web-based SD/HD video upload and remote management.

About Merge

Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to
transform healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image
intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge
also provides health stations, clinical trials software and other health data
and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With
solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 20
years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality
of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit

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