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Merge Healthcare Named a Leading Vendor in KLAS 2015 Midterm Performance Review

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, was recently recognized as a top vendor in the KLAS 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services report. Merge Healthcare ranked second in the Software Performance by Vendor category, receiving an overall score of 81.9.

"At Merge, our dedication to helping clients move their quality of care forward is at the foundation of what we do, and being recognized by KLAS is a testament to that commitment," said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare. "We strive to deliver products that exceed our clients' evolving needs so they are best prepared for success now and in the future. It is exciting to see our efforts translating into tangible achievements such as this."

Bob Schallhorn, senior vice president of solutions management at Merge Healthcare, added, "Over the past 18 months, Merge has been quite successful in expanding its footprint in the market. In 2014, Merge's iConnect® Enterprise Archive had its best year of the past five and Merge Cardio experienced tremendous growth, as well. This latest KLAS report is further proof that Merge's continued focus on client success and quality of patient care is resulting in improved KLAS rankings and significant commercial accomplishments."

The 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services report provides a summary of the KLAS performance ratings gathered over the past 12 months for healthcare IT software vendors in 93 market segments.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, to go www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at @KLASresearch.

About Merge

Merge 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 on Twitter @MergeHealthcare.

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CONTACT: Michael R. Klozotsky Vice President, Corporate Marketing 312.946.2535 michael.klozotsky@merge.com

Source:Merge Healthcare