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ClearDATA Named as Cloud Hosting Partner for New Merge One

Phoenix, Ariz. (November 24, 2014) – ClearDATA and Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE) have announced that ClearDATA will be the cloud-computing provider for Merge Healthcare’s new Merge One solution. Merge One brings ambulatory radiology sites the ability to power their entire business in an easy-to-manage cloud environment. Designed to give customers a low-cost structure, Merge One provides imaging centers with a new option to maintain and build business in today’s competitive market. The new solution will be introduced at the Radiology Society of North America annual conference in Chicago, Nov. 30-Dec. 5.

Merge Healthcare will offer secure application hosting to its customers on ClearDATA’s HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA™ cloud platform. This will enable Merge One customers to eliminate the need to purchase expensive hardware and reduce reliance on hired or contracted IT staff for ongoing support. This shortens implementation times, improves reliability, enhances security and enables imaging centers to scale on demand without restriction.

“Merge is excited to have ClearDATA as our hosting partner for Merge One,” said Steven Tolle, Merge Chief Strategy Officer. “We appreciate that ClearDATA is a healthcare focused hosting company with a strong understanding of the specific requirements and demands of healthcare organizations. They have shown an equal commitment to solving the cost, security and efficiency issues facing ambulatory radiology businesses. Together we have built something that truly allows these providers to stay competitive in a tough market.”

ClearDATA addresses major issues in the healthcare industry by providing meaningful cost reductions and improving the manageability and security of healthcare data and applications.

“Merge is the market leader through superior innovation and service, and we are thrilled to provide the underpinnings of this meaningful radiology upgrade that will significantly help transform healthcare by improving access, reducing costs and enhancing outcomes,” said Darin Brannan, CEO, ClearDATA.

The Merge One cloud-based solution includes the key components needed for imaging centers to power their entire business: radiology information system (RIS), picture archiving and communication System (PACS), billing, universal viewer, document management and business analytics. Merge One also comes pre-configured to add solutions for dictation, referring physician engagement, patient portal electronic ordering and clinical decision support.

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 @MergeHealthcare.