Huntington Memorial Hospital Selects iConnect(R) for Community-Wide Image Interoperability

Huntington Memorial Hospital Selects iConnect(R) for Community-Wide Image

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

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated
(Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that
seek to transform healthcare, today announced that Huntington Memorial
Hospital, a 625-bed, not-for-profit community-focused regional medical center,
has selected Merge PACS™ and the entire iConnect® Enterprise Clinical Platform
to image-enable both their hospital inpatient EHR as well as their community
health information exchange, Huntington Health eConnect.

"Our mission Right Care, Right Place, Right Time requires getting the right
information in the right hands and on the right device including patient
images," explained Rebecca Armato, Executive Director, Physician and
Interoperability Services at Huntington Hospital. "This is just another
example of our continued investment to improve the health of our community and
continues our vision of creating a connected, collaborative community of care
by providing a consolidated, comprehensive view of patient care to their
caregivers regardless of technology or EHR. Merge's iConnect Enterprise
Clinical Platform and Merge PACS solutions will act as the foundation for
viewing images and will have a positive impact on patient care."

"The goal of our Imaging Department is to become a fully clinically integrated
program with our community of providers. This system is one of the first of
many steps that will help us to archive and we are very excited," explained
Donna Townsend, Executive Director Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and
Imaging Services, Huntington Hospital. 

"In addition, our enterprise-wide approach will ensure a seamless workflow and
immediate access via a single viewer to all prior exams for our partners, The
Hill Medical Corporation, where nineteen radiologists provide comprehensive
outpatient radiology services in three state-of-the-art imaging centers,"
Armato added.

"Now that Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules include image-enabling the EHR as a
menu set measure, leading organizations like Huntington Hospital are looking
to quickly and easily image-enable their enterprises for compliance," added
Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge Healthcare. "Now the 2,000+ physicians and caregivers
in the San Gabriel Valley who connect to Huntington Health eConnect will be
able to access images regardless of EMR or technology they utilize."

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.

A recent InMedica study reported iConnect Enterprise Archive as the world's #1
vendor-neutral archive. As the industry's first true standalone vendor-neutral
archive, it 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 the implementations, Merge's customers have integrated
third-party PACS systems with iConnect Enterprise Archive.

Merge PACS, a real-time picture archiving communication system, enhances
clinical, operational and administrative functions with an approach that
emphasizes workflow efficiency and customer satisfaction. Its modular design
allows for easy integration with a broad range of third-party 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

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