Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ:MRGE)(TSX:MRG), a leading medical imaging solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Managed Services initiative. The first service of the initiative is Merge Off Site Disaster Recovery which provides HIPAA compliant back up of radiology images and information. This service provides hospitals and imaging centers with a business continuity solution in the event of system failure, unplanned downtime or natural disaster.

Merge™s Off Site Disaster Recovery service includes 24/7 system monitoring via Merge’s proprietary ViewCheck„ software. Merge™s tiered offering provides on-demand access and unlimited online retrieval of archived studies, an audit trail of all studies from the customer site to Merge™s Data Center and on site recovery services.

“We are excited to extend this new service to our customers. Study accessibility and immediate availability is critical in the event of a disaster. The Merge Off Site Disaster Recovery service provides a single vendor solution for all off site storage needs of Merge Fusion customers,” says Nancy Koenig, President of Merge Fusion. “Off site storage is the first of a variety of Managed Services that Merge will be offering.”

For more information regarding Merge Off Site Disaster Recovery services, please visit: http://www.merge.com/na/DisasterRecovery/index.htm

Merge Healthcare is a leading medical imaging software and services company. Our innovative software solutions use leading-edge imaging software technologies that accelerate market delivery for our OEM customers, while our end-user solutions improve our customers’ productivity and enhance the quality of patient care they provide. For additional information, visit our website at www.merge.com.

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Merge Healthcare
Steven M. Oreskovich
Chief Financial Officer
414.977.4000
ir@merge.com

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