Merge Healthcare and Fysicon Strengthen Partnership for BeNeLux

Netherlands image exchange leader will distribute additional Merge solutions

Zorg & ICT Congress 2011

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, today announced the expansion of its existing software relationship with Fysicon, the dominant Dutch distributor of medical imaging solutions for radiology and cardiology. Fysicon will customize Merge solutions to improve its specific portfolio of image management products for the BeNeLux market.

“We have built a strong relationship with Merge over the past year,” explained Bert Elberse, CEO of Fysicon, “and we rely on them to bring us the latest, proven image management technology. The Merge solutions are a perfect fit with our customers’ current needs for easy access to images, review tools and better storage capabilities.”

With over 95% market share for medical image & report exchange in the Netherlands, Fysicon has moved more than 60 million images through its EVOCS® image management portal. The Merge solution will improve EVOCS® by adding in more sophisticated image review tools and a zero client footprint. Fysicon will introduce the customized new viewer under the name “EVOCS® Advanced Webviewer”. In addition, Fysicon is working with Merge on bringing a VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) option to EVOCS®, which would provide customers with image storage capabilities that stretch across radiology and cardiology systems. Finally, Fysicon is evaluating the Merge kiosk technology for use as a patient check-in solution for medical imaging procedures.

“Having an agile and successful partner like Fysicon invest in these Merge solutions, which we sell directly under the iConnect Access™, iConnect VNA™ and iConnect Kiosk™ brands, is a further testament to the power of this solution set,” said Jeff Surges, Merge CEO. “Fysicon has an impressive track record of bringing the right solutions to their market, and Merge clearly provides the technology these imaging customers need. I am delighted to see the quick traction this solution set is gaining around the world.”

Fysicon will be showcasing the new solutions at the Zorg & ICT Congress in Utrecht, the Netherlands from March 16-18th. They can be found in booth 08.F025.

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.

Fysicon is the market leader when it comes to developing sophisticated e-portal user-friendly software, designed to capture, archive and transmit medical images, but also advanced monitoring systems. Our products can be found throughout the world, from hospitals to research institutions. Trusted by medical professionals, from doctors to consultants, researchers to technicians, this is why we are the first choice for all leading institutions. Fysicon is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO13485:2003 +AC 2009 certified company. Information can be found at www.fysicon.com.

   

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