Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Selects Merge Cardiology Solutions for New Facility

Merge to feature cardiology and interoperability solutions at ACC.11

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, today announced that Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a 600-physician healthcare system based in Elmhurst, Illinois, selected Merge Cardio™ and Merge Hemo™ for their new 259-bed hospital.

“As we were building our new facility, we wanted to make sure we had a state-of-the-art cardiovascular information system to treat patients and attract physicians,” said Charles Colander, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Merge’s cardiology solutions provide complete functionality with imaging, reporting and EKG while integrating with all of our modality devices. We need that type of workflow innovation to help our cardiologists and entire cardiology department operate at maximum efficiency.”

Merge will demonstrate these solutions along with new interoperability capabilities at the upcoming American College of Cardiology’s ACC.11 Annual Scientific Session and Expo, April 3-5, 2011, in New Orleans. In booth #1155, attendees will be able to see demonstrations of Merge Cardio, formerly VERICIS, and Merge Hemo, formerly Merge Hemodynamics. Highly ranked by KLAS®*, Merge Cardio is an enterprise cardiology image and information management system designed to optimize the complex cardiology workflow. Merge Hemo is a comprehensive knowledge tool for the cardiac cath lab that integrates data collection, waveform analysis, inventory control, patient charging, and procedure reporting.

In addition to cardiology solutions, Merge will showcase iConnect™, an integrated software suite that facilitates the sharing of diagnostic content and results across the continuum of care. “Merge is committed to bringing superior imaging interoperability to the market,” said Jeff Surges, Merge’s Chief Executive Officer. “Healthcare records are not meaningful without a complete view of the patient and history. You can’t achieve that without incorporating images.” iConnect Access is a zero-download viewer that provides diagnostic quality image review for referring physicians, while iConnect Kiosk automates the front office for more efficient workflow.

Merge solutions can be found in the ACC.11 Expo in booth #1155 and at www.merge.com/acc.

Merge Healthcare Incorporated develops and integrates information technology to create a better electronic healthcare experience. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to sophisticated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide for over 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.

*www.KLASresearch.com, 2010 Best in KLAS, Cardiology Software Solutions, KLAS Confidential Information, 2010 KLAS Enterprises, LLC.


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