Erie County Medical Center Selects iCONNECT(R) for Enterprise-Wide Image Interoperabilty

Erie County Medical Center Selects iCONNECT(R) for Enterprise-Wide Image
Interoperabilty

Solutions Provide Anywhere, Any Time Access to Images and Enterprise-Wide
Image Archive

CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated
(Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that
seek to transform healthcare, today announced that Erie Country Medical Center
(ECMC) has selected Merge Healthcare's iConnect® Enterprise Archive and
iConnect® Access to provide real-time access to images and information.

"Our enterprise-wide imaging strategy builds on our longtime relationship with
Merge and will extend our image sharing and interoperability capabilities
across our entire health system," said Leslie Feidt, CIO, ECMC. "We believe
this approach will deliver real return as we eliminate departmental silos,
improve workflow for our physicians and, ultimately, enhance patient care with
anywhere, any time access to images."

"Now that Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules include image-enabling the EHR as a
menu set measure, customers like ECMC are looking to quickly and easily
image-enable their EHR and entire enterprise," added Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge
Healthcare. "Now ECMC physicians, regardless of specialty and affiliation,
will have access to images for enhanced patient care directly via their
MEDITECH electronic health record."

Merge's iConnect® Enterprise Clinical Platform is the industry's only
comprehensive solution for collecting, archiving, viewing, sharing and
exchanging any type of image, anywhere, any time. It includes iConnect
Access*, a zero-download DICOM image and XDS server, iConnect Share, a gateway
for image sharing across the enterprise and iConnect Enterprise Archive, a
vendor-neutral archive to create an enterprise imaging strategy. It works with
existing applications, leveraging widely-used web and healthcare technology
standards, to provide a vendor neutral interoperable environment.

Merge's iConnect Enterprise Archive is the number one vendor neutral archive
in the world and has been successfully integrated with over seventy-five PACS
vendors and specialty workstations at over 350 sites across the United States.
In over half of iConnect Enterprise Archive implementations, Merge's customers
have integrated third-party PACS systems.

*iConnect Access is not FDA-cleared for diagnostic use on mobile devices.

About Merge Healthcare

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 merge.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Lesley Weisenbacher
         Vice President, Marketing
         312.540.6623 | lesley.weisenbacher@merge.com

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