Merge to Connect to Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability to Deliver Imaging Results Directly to Physician EHR

Merge to Connect to Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability to
Deliver Imaging Results Directly to Physician EHR Systems

Hospitals, Imaging Centers and Referring Physicians Will be Able to
Electronically Exchange Imaging Reports and Links

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated
(Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that
seek to transform healthcare, will connect its extensive imaging network with
the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability. This connectivity will
allow hospitals and imaging centers to electronically deliver imaging reports
to care provider organizations through EHRs on the Surescripts Network. In
addition to electronically receiving the report through their EHR, ordering
physicians will be able to access and view images securely from the Merge
Honeycombâ„¢ cloud-based solution. Sharing results and images is immediately
valuable and will become increasingly critical as EHR vendors work to certify
their systems and organizations look to attest to Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2.

"With the majority of physician groups and hospitals now having an EHR in
place, these organizations want to receive results electronically to increase
efficiency and avoid errors, however connecting to hundreds of certified EHRs
is expensive, custom work," said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. "With
Surescripts delivering connectivity solutions that improve the delivery of
vital clinical care information between care providers/organizations, and
Merge offering premium imaging content, we can help hospitals and imaging
centers improve efficiency, reduce costs and most importantly, strengthen care
collaboration among referring physicians by delivering radiology reports and
image links directly into the physician's EHR."

"Every day, critical clinical information is kept from where it needs to go by
technical barriers to clear channels of communication. These obstacles produce
an incomplete view of patient records, create the potential for risk to
patient health, and increase the cost of healthcare," said Harry Totonis,
president and CEO of Surescripts. "Working with Merge, the Surescripts
Network will now offer hospitals and imaging centers the ability to share
imaging reports and images, which will continue to improve care delivery and

Merge offers an integrated suite of enterprise imaging solutions that enable
hospitals and imaging centers to store, manage, and share medical images both
onsite and in the cloud. Both current Merge customers as well as users of
other imaging solutions will be able to leverage Merge technology to become
part of this new, electronic delivery solution.

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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About Surescripts

The Surescripts network supports the most comprehensive ecosystem of health
care organizations nationwide. Pharmacies, payers, pharmacy benefit managers,
physicians, hospitals, health information exchanges and health technology
firms rely on Surescripts to more easily and securely share health
information. Guided by the principles of neutrality, transparency, physician
and patient choice, open standards, collaboration and privacy, Surescripts
operates the nation's largest health information network. By providing
information for routine, recurring and emergency care, Surescripts is
committed to saving lives, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of
health care for all. For more information, go to and
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