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Merge Healthcare and InSite One Expand License Agreement to Include New Solution

A Universal Viewing Tool for “Image-Enabled” Health Information Exchange (HIE) Solutions

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ:MRGE), announced today that InSite One, a leading service provider of medical data archiving, storage, and disaster-recovery solutions, has expanded its contract with Merge to provide a universal viewing solution for their InDex® archiving services. “We are excited about joining forces to bring new InDex® solutions into additional verticals within the healthcare market,” says Jim Champagne, President of InSite One, Inc. “We have shown our combined solution to several HIE organizations and enterprise clients, and our first implementation is already underway.”

“Our continued innovation in imaging software allows us to change the healthcare information distribution paradigm by the intuitive inclusion of images and radiology reports. We are thrilled to work with InSite One, a long-time partner, to bring this innovative solution to the market,” said Antonia Wells, President of Merge’s OEM division.

The new zero-footprint technology provides clinicians and CIOs with a solution that overcomes the challenges associated with the distribution of images over a wide area network. Image distribution solutions typically involve expensive hardware, high IT support/deployment costs, platform compatibility issues and high bandwidth requirements. Using InDex Web™, with integrated Cedara WebAccess™ technology from Merge, physicians are able to obtain patient information via a web browser at the point-of-care through their laptops, tablets and smart phones such as Apple iPhone™ and Blackberry® Bold™.

“Medical images are a critical component of a patient’s health record, because the ability to access a patient’s imaging history and understand diagnostic rationale helps clinicians minimize duplicative scans and reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation,” says Mitch Goldburgh, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InSite One. “However, the sharing of medical images and reports across an HIE has traditionally been considered cost-prohibitive. Leveraging Merge’s expertise in imaging and connectivity, InSite One is bringing to market a solution that makes such sharing of information both financially and technically feasible.”

Merge and InSite One will be conducting a panel discussion on “Getting Radiology Info into HIE” at the Radiological Society of North America conference being held in Chicago from November 29th through December 4, 2009. Ms. Wells and Mr. Goldburgh will both be on hand to further explain this new approach to image-enabling HIEs. More information can be found at www.merge.com/rsna.

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 at www.merge.com. Visit Merge at booth #5619 at RSNA 2009.

For more than a decade, InSite One, Inc. has distinguished itself as the market leader in medical data archiving, disaster protection and storage content management services and was the first to offer the benefits of medical data storage in a cloud environment. Today, driven by emerging technology and market requirements, InSite One's centralized offsite InDex Enterprise Archive and family of related storage services provide a comprehensive and flexible platform for sharing of patient information throughout multiple departments and entire healthcare communities. InSite One is headquartered in Wallingford, CT. www.insiteone.com, 800.441.0091. See InSite One, Inc. booth #1606 at RSNA 2009.

The matters discussed in this news release may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release, the words “will”, “believes”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “expects” and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce the results of any of the forward-looking statements.

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