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Merge Healthcare Expands Meaningful Use Reach in Orthopaedics Merge OrthoEMR, Ortho EMR, Meaningful Use, Merge Healthcare More than 40 practices utilizing Merge OrthoEMR for MU

Merge Healthcare Expands Meaningful Use Reach in Orthopaedics

More than 40 practices utilizing Merge OrthoEMR for MU

Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today the addition of six orthopaedic practices to its growing list of clients utilizing Merge OrthoEMR to meet Meaningful Use standards.

“Images are a critically important element when providing diagnoses and delivering care,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “As such, there is a rapidly-growing need among orthopaedic physicians for an EMR solution that will help them gain faster access to images, incorporate those images seamlessly into their medical records and help them achieve Meaningful Use.”

Merge OrthoEMR has received complete EHR Ambulatory certification and provides orthopaedic surgeons the tools needed to achieve Meaningful Use and qualify for incentive funds. By providing instant access to images at all locations it eliminates the need for transporting images, improves workflow and speeds patient care.

"Merge recognizes the unique needs of specialty practices,” said Kim Legendre, Clinic Administrator, Orthopaedic Sports Specialists of Louisiana. “And with their OrthoEMR they deliver operational efficiencies and provide our physicians the functionality we need to comply with Meaningful Use requirements.”

“We selected Merge OrthoEMR because of how it automates and enhances workflow and communications, while still enabling us to efficiently capture the clinical data required to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use," said Craig Weinstein, MD, MPH of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists of Arizona.

In addition to Merge OrthoEMR, Merge provides an integrated suite of products developed for the specific needs of the orthopaedic practice, from patient information to image management including digital templating. Developed by orthopaedic specialists, our systems and tools mirror charting and patient care today, increasing the long-term adoptability and satisfaction of users. Plus, with imaging and data sharing they promote interoperability, without forcing conformance to non-specialty hospital-based solutions.

About Merge Healthcare
Merge Healthcare is a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions. Merge solutions facilitate the sharing of images to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience for patients and physicians. Merge provides enterprise imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology, orthopaedics and eye care; a suite of products for clinical trials; software for financial and pre-surgical management, and applications that fuel the largest modality vendors in the world. Merge’s products have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide to improve patient care for more than 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.

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Director of Marketing Communications
312-540-6622
brenda.stewart@merge.com

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