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Merge Healthcare and ICT Health to Bring Integrated Clinical Technology Solutions to International Markets

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of innovative imaging solutions that seeks to transform healthcare has announced a partnership with ICT Health, which was recognized by Silicon India as the 2014 Company of the Year. Together, Merge and ICT Health will deliver high quality, affordable imaging solutions to hospitals and clinics in the Middle East, North Africa, and India. This new partnership is among the most noteworthy strategic healthcare initiatives to be piloted in the region in recent years.

The agreement between Merge and ICT Health exemplifies the dedication to bring interoperable imaging solutions to the market that change the way images are viewed, shared, and archived. The joint offering provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution portfolio where all the clinical and administrative systems are integrated to ensure these devices and systems talk to each other, increasing efficiency and quality in every aspect of operations.

"Technology-enabled healthcare is still in a nascent stage in this region. The marketplace is diverse, vast, and advanced in some countries while also very underdeveloped in others. It is our continual endeavor to bring affordable, fast, and high quality healthcare solutions to patients in this region of the globe. We are proud to collaborate with Merge to focus on our joint objective to transform healthcare delivery from simply providing services to managing patient health and providing real-time access to quality healthcare for people in remote and underserved communities in the region," said Gautam Dey, chief executive officer of ICT Health.

Cloud deployable solutions not only help the healthcare organizations with reduced turnaround times, but also make it easier to access needed information from remote locations, empowering providers to work collaboratively with specialists to deliver engaged patient care beyond hospital walls, while significantly reducing the total cost of ownership on a collaborative telemedicine network.

The shared vision of the organizations aims to underscore the commitment to provide improved quality of care and help enable new business models for care providers.

"We are pleased to partner with ICT Health to offer imaging solutions to healthcare providers in Middle East, North Africa, and India. ICT Health has established itself as a premier healthcare solution provider in the aforementioned regions and Merge looks forward to a successful 2015 as we launch our relationship," said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of Merge.

About ICT Health

ICT Health operates across the IMEA (India, Middle-East, and Africa) region. More than a hundred healthcare providers have harnessed the experience of near three decades, and availed of services from locally based technology and consulting specialists. Through established partnerships with providers of leading global technology and clinical services, ICT Health delivers innovative telemedicine, disease monitoring solutions, and a clinical services outsourcing portfolio. ICT Health's solutions create a collaborative approach that enables superior evidence-based care, as well as a more fulfilling relationship between care-givers and patients. For more information, visit icthealth.com and follow us on @ict_health.

About Merge

Merge Healthcare is a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based technologies for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides clinical trials software with end-to-end study support in a single platform and other intelligent health data and analytics solutions. With solutions that have been used by providers for more than 25 years, Merge is helping to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com and follow us @MergeHealthcare.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Michael R. Klozotsky Vice President, Corporate Marketing 312.946.2535 Michael.Klozotsky@merge.com

Source:Merge Healthcare