Resurgens Orthopaedics Selects Merge Healthcare for Enterprise Imaging Solution

February 24, 2011

Georgia's largest orthopaedic practice to implement Merge iConnect™ image interoperability platform across 20 offices and 6 surgery centers

CHICAGO- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ:MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, today announced thatResurgens Orthopaedics, one of the nation’s largest orthopaedic practices, has selected interoperability and surgical planning software from Merge for enterprise-wide implementation. The solution from Merge will allow Resurgens’ physicians to view images directly within their Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution.

“Our busy practice needed a comprehensive image management solution,” explained Steven B. Wertheim, M.D Resurgens Co-President. “By combining Merge’s powerful image management backbone, the specialty viewing applications needed in orthopaedics, and the ability to integrate into our EHR, we anticipate a significant time savings for our surgeons, referring physicians and clinicians throughout the care process.”

Merge iConnect™ is an integrated software suite that facilitates the sharing of diagnostic content and results across the continuum of care. Resurgens will add iConnect Access™ for zero client viewing to provide excellent service to referring physicians, iConnect Share™ for automated image transfer from referral facilities without requiring CD’s, and iConnect VNA™ to store and move images from multiple data sources. In addition, Resurgens will add Merge’s orthopaedic surgical planning software to their existing Merge OrthoPACS™ solution.

“In addition to the immediate benefits to patient care,” added Bradley Dick, Resurgens CIO, “the Merge iConnect platform will help position our practice for the complex imaging requirements coming at us with regard to Meaningful Use and Accountable Care payment models.”

“Merge is delighted to expand our relationship with Resurgens,” said Jeff Surges, Merge CEO. “Orthopaedics is an important image-intensive specialty, so to be selected as the enterprise imaging partner by such a large and prestigious group is a testament to the capabilities of the iConnect platform.”

Merge Healthcare develops software solutions that automate healthcare data and diagnostic workflow to create a more comprehensive electronic record of the patient experience. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to fully integrated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers worldwide for over 20 years. Additional information can be found atwww.merge.com.

With 98 physicians, Resurgens provides specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of sports medicine, joint replacement, neck and back surgery, foot and ankle surgery, non-operative spine care, general orthopaedics, shoulder and elbow surgery, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, epidural steroid injection, and trauma care. Resurgens provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care in a single location, from injury diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation services. Restore your health. Energize your life. Get back in motion. Resurgenize!

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