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Merge Healthcare to Speak at the 2009 Society for Clinical Data Management Conference 2009 Society for Clinical Data Management Conference

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare, (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, has been invited to speak on the future of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) software at the 2009 Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Conference in Seattle, Washington. Merge will also demonstrate its latest eClinical solutions at the show.

2009 Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Conference:

October 4 - 6, 2009, Westin Seattle -- Seattle, Washington
Session Title: “So you think you know EDC?”
Speaker: Christine Lys, M.S., Director of eClinical Solutions
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

The SCDM conference will focus on the preparation needed by the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries to meet the needs of new and emerging healthcare delivery models, such as incentives set forth in the U.S. HITECH Act for computerizing the process of creating and maintaining medical records. Contributing to this discussion, Christine Lys, Director of eClinical Solutions, will discuss changes to the clinical trial management landscape and practical methods for data managers to optimally utilize EDC capabilities when managing and conducting data transfers, reporting and tracking during clinical trials. Lys will discuss real-world examples of methods used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in integrating disparate clinical trial data into a single EDC database that resulted in enhanced patient safety, greater accuracy, increased efficiencies and lower costs.

Merge will also be exhibiting its latest eClinical capabilities, including its new all-access Web portal, which creates one point of access for the management of clinical trials data. The new data exports on demand tool and PowerReports ad hoc reporting tool will also be on display, joining the established etrials EDC, IVR/IWR and eDiary product line. Merge can be found at booth 203.

Merge Healthcare Incorporated develops solutions that automate healthcare data and diagnostic workflow to enable a better electronic record of the patient experience, and to enhance product development for health IT, device and pharmaceutical companies. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to sophisticated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide for over 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.

The matters discussed in this news release may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release, the words “will”, “believes”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “expects” and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce the results of any of the forward-looking statements.

Source/Contacts

Merge Healthcare Incorporated
Media Contact:
Julie Pekarek
Chief Marketing Officer
414.977.4254
jpekarek@merge.com

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