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Chicago’s Largest Independent, Multi-Specialty Physician Group Selects Merge Healthcare to Create Enterprise-Wide Imaging Strategy enterprise imaging, merge healthcare, Epic EMR, Merge Eye Care, iConnect Chicago’s Largest Independent, Multi-Specialty Physician Group Selects Merge Healthcare to Create Enterprise-Wide Imaging Strategy DuPage Medical Group adds iConnect® Access and Merge Eye Care; image enables Epic EMR

Chicago’s Largest Independent, Multi-Specialty Physician Group Selects Merge Healthcare to Create Enterprise-Wide Imaging Strategy

DuPage Medical Group adds iConnect® Access and Merge Eye Care; image enables Epic EMR

Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today that DuPage Medical Group has added iConnect Access and the Merge Eye Care suite to its existing portfolio of Merge solutions to eliminate disparate silos of information and create a true enterprise-wide imaging platform among its 330 physicians and 45 locations.

“We serve one-third of DuPage County, and our goal is to improve quality, efficiency and access in that region,” said Dennis Fine, Chief Operating Officer, DuPage Medical Group. “To do so, we believe we must have a strategy in place that fosters the sharing of information and creates an enterprise-wide imaging platform. With iConnect, we have connected our silos of imaging data and image enabled our EMR so our physicians have access to and can view images from any specialty. I’m confident this type of connected information is going to enhance our delivery of care.”

“With an enterprise-wide imaging strategy, organizations like DuPage Medical Group are building a foundation that will improve how they deliver care,” said Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge Healthcare. “With Merge, they now have an end-to-end solution that integrates with their Epic EMR, speeds the radiologists workflow and provides a complete view of their patients’ medical records – a factor that is critical to success.”

iConnect Access provides access to medical images for hospital physicians and referring physicians from any approved web-enabled device. With iConnect, images can be accessed faster and easier without the requirement of downloading images to a workstation. iConnect also eliminates the need for multiple clinical viewers integrated to the electronic medical record. Clinicians can use iConnect’s, single, multi-specialty viewer to access images from radiology, cardiology, and other image intensive areas from multiple departments, with no additional software downloads required on the viewing device.

Merge Eye Care Solutions provide a suite of solutions for ophthalmic image and informatics which allow eye care specialists to significantly improve practice efficiency. Solutions include Merge EyeScan™, a portable imaging device with a modular design built for ease of use and diagnostic capabilities for both the anterior and posterior segments; Merge Eye Station™, an image capture software and digital interface for existing fundus cameras, and Merge Eye Care PACS™, a web-based image management system.


About Merge Healthcare
Merge Healthcare is a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, with a client base consisting of more than 1,500 hospitals and 6,000 clinics across the country. 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.

About DuPage Medical Group
With more than 330 physicians and 45 locations, DuPage Medical Group provides physician-directed healthcare that is focused on quality, efficiency and access. DuPage Medical Group’s approach to service excellence is based on the following C.A.R.E. values which are all common principles for what we believe and achieve in our daily practice with all of our customers (patients, staff/employees, physicians, vendors, and the community): compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.

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Contact:
Brenda Stewart
Director of Marketing Communications
312-540-6622
brenda.stewart@merge.com

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