Merge Healthcare Announces New Contracts for Recently Released Fusion RIS/PACS MX(TM) Solution



    MILWAUKEE, June 5 /CNW/ -- Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq:   MRGE; TSX: MRG), a
leading medical imaging software and services provider, today announced
several new contracts for Fusion RIS/PACS MX, a complete workflow solution for
clinical and business imaging workflow, released in April 2007. The new
contracts include:

    
    -- Atlanta Radiology Consultants, Atlanta, GA:  This radiology group
       practice provides outside reads for specialty practices and VA medical
       centers. The business is making a significant move, as it shifts from
       Merge Healthcare's digital workstation to leverage the integrated
       imaging informatics value of Fusion RIS/PACS MX.

    -- Center for Medical Imaging, Inc., Germantown, WI:  This freestanding
       diagnostic imaging center will use Fusion RIS/PACS MX to streamline
       operational efficiency, specifically in tracking exams and billing.

    -- Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, Long Island, NY:  With twenty-five physicians
       in eight locations across two counties, Zwanger-Pesiri will upgrade
       from existing Merge Healthcare technology to Fusion RIS/PACS MX to
       improve clinical performance and achieve new workflow efficiencies.

    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030430/MRGELOGO )
    

    These contracts affirm the rapid acceptance of the Fusion RIS/PACS MX
solution. With a positive ROI for an imaging business and a uniquely optimized
radiologist workspace, Fusion RIS/PACS MX provides a comprehensive solution
for imaging centers, small hospitals and specialty clinics in the United
States.
    "Customers value Merge Healthcare's long-standing and proven history in
delivering solutions that are relevant to the needs of imaging operations,"
said Gary Bowers, President for Merge Healthcare North America.  "Our RIS and
PACS solutions are in hundreds of organizations serving millions of patients
annually. We are proud to work collaboratively with customers to continue to
explore new ways for technology to help improve both clinical and financial
success."
    Merge Healthcare research identifies a compelling market need for PACS
and RIS technologies -- especially in freestanding imaging centers and in
hospitals with fewer than 200 beds. The hospitals represent nearly 70% of all
U.S. acute care hospitals, while in the United States; freestanding imaging
centers have grown in number from 4,000 to 6,000 in the last five years.

    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
http://www.mergehealthcare.com.

    All trademarks appearing in this release are the property of Cedara
Software Corp. and/or Merge Healthcare.





For further information:

For further information: Beth Frost-Johnson, Senior Vice President, 
Marketing of Merge Healthcare, +1-414-977-4254,  marketing@mergehealthcare.com
Web Site: http://www.mergehealthcare.com

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