UC San Diego Health System Selects iConnect(R) Access to Image-Enable Epic

Solution Provides Anywhere, Any Time Access to Images From Inpatient EHR

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that UC San Diego Health System (UCSDHS) has selected Merge's iConnect® Access to image-enable their EPIC EHR.

"At UCSDHS, we are committed to high quality of care and physician satisfaction, which is why we initiated a project that would deliver simple image viewing across our enterprise," explained Edward Babakanian, CIO, UCSDHS. "We wanted the ability to provide in-house physicians with access to images from our EPIC EMR system from any device, as well provide referring physicians with access to those same images and reports. We also wanted to address the Meaningful Use Stage Two requirements for image sharing."

"We're excited to be partnering with UC San Diego Health System to help them image-enable their EHR and deliver an image viewing solution for their entire enterprise," said Justin Dearborn, CEO at Merge Healthcare. "Images are critical to clinical collaboration and we're committed to delivering high-performance, highly-scalable, and cost-effective IT solutions that deliver productivity enhancements, cost reductions and key clinical data to providers across the care continuum."

iConnect® Access* is a zero-download DICOM image and XDS server which is part of Merge's iConnect Enterprise Clinical Platform, the industry's only comprehensive solution for collecting, archiving, viewing, sharing and exchanging clinical data anywhere, any time. The iConnect Enterprise Clinical Platform also includes 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.

*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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