Merge eFilm: Releases Fusion RIS and RIS/PACS Version 2.55 for Integration with Elligence 3.0 Billing Module

Desktop Integration Now Includes
Comprehensive Set of A/R and Collections Management Tools in its elligence™
Billing Module

Milwaukee, WI, April 19, 2005 – Merge eFilm (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading
global healthcare software and services company, today announced the
release of FUSION RIS and RIS/PACS Version 2.55, providing seamless
integration with the recently released elligence 3.0 billing module. This
release supports the workflow-efficient capabilities of RIS, PACS, Digital
Dictation, Reporting, Document Management and Billing/Collections/AR
Management, which can be accessed throughout the enterprise from a single,
unified end-user desktop application.

The elligence 3.0 software, created by Data Strategies, Inc., includes a
complete set of accounts receivable management tools designed to give
imaging practices the ability to maintain a steady, high level of cash flow
and quickly diagnose cash flow interruptions or delays, thereby enabling a
significantly shorter reimbursement cycle. In addition, this release
improves the efficiency of accounts receivable case managers, and provides
the ability to evaluate their individual performance.

“We recently implemented FUSION RIS 2.55 and elligence 3.0, and the
integrated workflow has had a significant positive impact on our workflow,”
said Shanda Coomes Bland, Chief Operating Officer of Radiology & Diagnostic
Imaging, Owensboro, Kentucky. “Our radiologists are very pleased with the
improved efficiencies of the integrated workflow, and we have already seen
the positive cash flow from utilization of the collections capabilities.
Merge eFilm has once again delivered on its tagline ‘Accelerating

“The convenience and value of a single, integrated RIS/PACS workflow
solution with a strong billing and collections capability ensures that our
customers will achieve a higher level of financial and operational
performance,” said Richard Linden, president and CEO of Merge eFilm. “With
this release, we continue our focus on creating software solutions designed
to accelerate our customers’ productivity, therefore improving their
business successes,” added Linden.

The FUSION line of workflow solutions are proven deployed solutions with
more than 190 customers, supported by Merge eFilm’s eighteen years of
integration expertise. These solutions can be deployed in a phased approach
to easily add new functionality as needed without operational