Rex Hospital Selects Merge Hemo to Image-Enable Enterprise EHR

Rex Hospital Selects Merge Hemo to Image-Enable Enterprise EHR

Integrated Solution Delivers Real-Time Documentation for the Cardiac Cath Lab

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated
(Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that
seek to transform healthcare, today announced that Rex Hospital, a member of
UNC Health Care, has implemented Merge Hemo™ to automate their cath lab
processes into their electronic patient record.

"Our cardiovascular volume has been growing by 20% annually for the past few
years and we expect that growth to continue into the future," explained Diana
Massa, Director, Heart and Vascular Services, Rex Hospital. "With plans for
future expansion, we were looking for a best-of-breed solution that will help
us standardize processes across seven heart, vascular and interventional
radiology labs. With the help of the Merge Hemo system and consulting from
Merge experts, we will significantly improve the workflow and efficiency
throughout the department so we can deliver the best possible service to our

"As we evaluated the options, we selected Merge Hemo because of the workflow
efficiencies it offered," added Tom Hasley, Director of Clinical Systems for
Heart and Vascular, Rex Hospital. "The ease of use, simplified touch-screen
interface and ability to reduce manual entry of data will allow us to deliver
the best possible care in the most efficient fashion. This will benefit our
technologists, nurses, physicians, the department as a whole, and most
importantly, our patients."

Currently running in over 500 cardiac cath labs in some of the country's
largest health systems, Merge Hemo captures real-time data and documents
procedural events to enable efficient workflow. "We are extremely proud that
Merge Hemo has maintained its number one status as the category leader in
cardiology hemodynamics with KLAS for two years running," said Jeff Surges,
CEO of Merge Healthcare. "We have worked diligently to ensure Merge Hemo
provides seamless EHR integration, enhances workflow and reporting and
provides quality patient care."

The Merge Cardiology suite also includes Merge Cardio™, an enterprise-level
image and information system that provides a single point of entry to the
patient's complete cardio record spanning all cardiac modalities.

For more than 20 years, Merge Cardiology Solutions have been developed through
a partnership with cardiologists and clinical staff, providing systems and
tools with workflow and reporting that physicians are familiar with and
comfortable using. This makes adoption of these systems successful so
hospitals, labs and patients can benefit from the efficiencies and cost
savings that come from best-of-breed information and imaging solutions.

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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