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From: Sultan8/11/2011 10:38:22 AM
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Merge Healthcare Completes Acquisition of Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS)

Adds Ophthalmic Imaging Solution and EMR to Its Image Interoperability and Informatics Portfolio

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Source: Ophthalmic Imaging Systems On Friday August 5, 2011, 9:44 am EDT

CHICAGO, IL and SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire -08/05/11)- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE - News), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, and Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS) (OTC.BB: OISI.OB - News), one of the country's top providers of digital imaging and informatics solutions for ophthalmology and other medical specialties, announced today the completion of Merge's acquisition of Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS) (OTC.BB: OISI.OB - News).

Merge Healthcare will add OIS' ophthalmic imaging and informatics solutions, including a highly regarded single platform electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system, a digital imaging management solution and a modular imaging device that can capture images of both the anterior and posterior segments of the eye to its growing portfolio which currently includes image interoperability solutions for radiology, cardiology, orthopaedics and surgery.

"This is an exciting time for Merge as demand for ophthalmic imaging solutions has increased due to factors such as an aging population, early disease recognition, and the growing need for portable diagnostic equipment," said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. "Plus, we are now in a unique position to capitalize on the growing EHR market specific to image-intensive specialties."

"For patients and physicians, this acquisition will enable us to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience across an even wider range of image-intensive specialties," continued Surges. "In terms of client growth, it will provide us with significant opportunities in 2012 and beyond as we can now provide our industry-leading image interoperability solutions to new markets."

OIS's client base of more than 2,000 sites -- representing over 60% of the top ophthalmic institutions in the United States -- will join Merge's client base of 1,500 hospitals and 4,000 clinics and practices.

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From: Sultan8/31/2011 3:27:16 PM
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Merge Healthcare’s OrthoEMR v4.0 Receives Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification

Press Release Source: Merge Healthcare On Wednesday August 31, 2011, 12:54 pm EDT
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE - News), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions has received the federal government’s “Meaningful Use” stamp of approval by earning complete EHR Ambulatory certification from Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program.

This certification means Merge OrthoEMR ensures that providers can qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's EHR ONC-ATCB program, Merge OrthoEMR is 2011/2012 compliant and meets the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

In addition, Merge OrthoEMR has been certified to electronically generate and transmit prescriptions.

“Receiving complete EHR certification, including electronic prescribing, validates that providers can now leverage Merge OrthoEMR to make significant improvements in clinical care delivery and to achieve Meaningful Use thereby qualifying for incentive funds under ARRA,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare.

“The quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization and Meaningful Use standardization are going to make a significant difference in the overall patient experience,” continued Surges. “We are proud that our solutions will be at the cutting edge of the positive change that awaits our industry.”

Merge OrthoEMR v4.0, which meets the requirements for complete EHR Ambulatory certification, allows providers to better utilize resources though electronic prescription orders, lab interfacing and a patient portal resulting in improved communication between users and patients.

“While most software solutions designed for replacing paper charts required users to change the way they work – ultimately decreasing productivity – Merge OrthoEMR does not,” said Surges. “Merge OrthoEMR was developed around specific criteria to improve workflow and efficiency, thus allowing orthopaedic providers to see more patients.”

Merge OrthoEMR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Merge Healthcare, August 18, 2011, Merge OrthoEMR version 4.0, Certificate ID 08182011-1203-1, Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0052, NQF0061, NQF0421. No additional software used.

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From: Sultan9/19/2011 12:52:58 AM
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Merge Healthcare is growing with the imaging market, says CEO Jeff Surges.

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From: Sultan10/16/2011 1:36:28 PM
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Merge Healthcare Receives Complete EHR Certification for Meaningful Use for Radiology

Press Release Source: Merge Healthcare On Friday October 14, 2011, 7:09 am EDT
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE - News), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, today announced Merge RIS v7.0 has received the federal government’s “Meaningful Use” stamp of approval, thus becoming the industry’s only major radiology information system (RIS) with complete electronic health record ambulatory certification.

In 2009, Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which provided for $20 billion in funding for healthcare technology (referred to as the HITECH Act). Within that, more than $1.5 billion is estimated to be available to radiologists who use certified electronic health record technology in a meaningful way. However, options in radiology have been very limited to date, as current electronic health records are either not built specifically for radiology workflow, or they are modularly-certified products that require the radiologist to purchase additional applications to meet the remaining requirements, even if they are not used.

With Merge RIS v7.0, radiology providers can now utilize a single product for radiology-specific workflow to qualify for up to $44,000 in funding under the HITECH Act.

“We are thrilled to be leading the radiology market with complete EHR certification for our radiology information software,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “This certification means that the radiology industry has a new option for participating in the HITECH Act – without having to sacrifice radiology workflow. We have been able to learn from our large install base of radiology customers and build a solution that is custom made for their specific needs and workflow. At the end of the day, we’ve worked together to ensure our solution benefits both patients and providers.”

How Merge RIS v7.0 is Unique

Merge RIS v 7.0 integrates core Meaningful Use functionality and can capture all necessary and relevant patient information to meet the guidelines of Meaningful Use, without disrupting the traditional radiology workflow.

Functionality includes ePrescribing, enhanced reporting that enables physicians to automatically trend clinical data and report on Meaningful Use measures, new clinical decision support, the clinical exchange of health information through industry standard formats, and a patient portal that empowers patients to access their records at their convenience.

This new functionality was built natively within the intuitive, web-based Merge RIS so that any radiology practice can achieve Meaningful Use attestation in a manner that works for their specialty.

Merge RIS in Use

Regional Medical Imaging (RMI), a large outpatient radiology group in Michigan, has participated in the testing of Merge RIS v7.0, and is currently collecting the required data to attest to Meaningful Use and receive 2011 reimbursement.

“Meaningful Use is an important initiative that carries a significant reimbursement opportunity for our organization,” said Randy Hicks, MD, owner of Regional Medical Imaging (RMI). “Therefore it’s been imperative for us to work with an organization that understands our needs and can provide a solution that will seamlessly integrate within our existing applications. I continue to be impressed with Merge’s ability to build those kinds of solutions for imaging IT.”

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group Inc., an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Merge Healthcare, Merge RIS 7.0, certified on October 13, 2011. Certification ID: 10132011-1256-1, Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0052, NQF0062, NQF0387, NQF0421. No additional software used.


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From: Sultan10/20/2011 3:46:45 PM
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Earnings and CC on Nov. 2, before market opens..

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From: Sultan11/1/2011 7:21:42 PM
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Merge Healthcare Sets Record Pro Forma Sales of $60.6M in Third Quarter

Press Release Source: Merge Healthcare On Tuesday November 1, 2011, 4:01 pm EDT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE - News), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, today announced its financial and business results for the third quarter of 2011.

“Our third quarter results reflect the market’s growing need for enterprise imaging solutions, as well as the increase in momentum we’re seeing regarding the adoption of Meaningful Use solutions,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “With our premier client base, industry-leading solutions and expansion into new markets, we are well-positioned for continued growth in 2012 and beyond.”

Details at

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Merge-Healthcare-Sets-Record-bw-3475063294.html?x=0&.v=1

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To: Sultan who wrote (14)11/18/2011 6:07:35 PM
From: caprice_87
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Dog's are howling today Sultan. MRGE broken.

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To: caprice_87 who wrote (16)11/18/2011 7:48:04 PM
From: Sultan
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Yes.. Pain every where.. Some of today's move has to be option expiry related..

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To: Sultan who wrote (17)11/30/2011 9:37:03 PM
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Sultan,

MRGE up nicely after hours. Looks like Merrick has been picking up some shares on the cheap...

Roger


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To: caprice_87 who wrote (18)11/30/2011 10:05:22 PM
From: Sultan
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Great stuff.. I saw the first buy of 146k.. Almost a year after the prior buys which were all under 3 if I remember so good to see this, specially when Merrick already own a ton.. Mind you, they did say they will reduce their stake by 10m shares at some point..

My other dogs on the resource side, riskier bets are starting to come through.. Hopefully 2012 will be a great year..

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