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Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) Partners With Merge Healthcare to Meet Meaningful Use Requirements CDI will leverage Merge RIS™ v7.0 in conjunction with the installed Merge RIS solution to meet the evolving Meaningful Use system certification requirements.

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) Partners With Merge Healthcare to Meet Meaningful Use Requirements

CDI, one of the country’s largest physician-led radiology providers, adopts Merge’s solutions nationally

Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, today announced that Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), an outpatient imaging provider with more than 58 diagnostic imaging centers in nine states, has selected Merge Healthcare for its Meaningful use needs.

CDI will leverage Merge RIS™ v7.0 in conjunction with the installed Merge RIS solution to meet the evolving Meaningful Use system certification requirements. “Not only was Merge able to demonstrate a clear path to meet Meaningful Use requirements for radiology, it is also providing the flexibility we need to integrate their solution with our existing technology,” said Steve Fischer, Chief Information Officer, CDI.

The Merge RIS solution offers access to a patient portal, integrated e-prescribing and clinical decision support capabilities, as well as the functionality to capture and report on current and future metrics required to demonstrate Meaningful Use of electronic health records.

“Innovative providers like CDI are demonstrating how radiologists can meet Meaningful Use requirements while streamlining their processes and meeting the highest patient quality metrics,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “With more than ninety percent of radiologists considered eligible professionals for Meaningful Use1, we are excited to create a platform to support this important specialty in the healthcare industry.”

1Diagnostic Imaging, October 13, 2010

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.

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) is a leader in high-quality, cost-effective, outpatient radiology imaging services since 1981. The organization currently owns, manages and/or operates more than 58 diagnostic imaging centers in nine states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. CDI partners with radiologists, hospitals and health systems to offer physician-led radiology services and the expertise of subspecialized radiologists focused on neurological, spine, musculoskeletal, body, breast and cardiovascular imaging, in addition to advanced diagnostic injections and pain management procedures. For more information, visit CDI’s website at www.CDIradiology.com.

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