Merge Healthcare Announces User Group Meeting for RIS, PACS and Clinical Application Customers

Conference will be first User Group Meeting jointly planned by Merge and customers

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Merge Healthcare, (Nasdaq: MRGE; TSX: MRG), a leading medical imaging software and services provider, announced that it will hold its 2008 User Group Meeting for its RIS, PACS and Clinical Application customers, April 21 – 25, 2007, in Las Vegas, NV. The meeting, to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, will include RIS, PACS and clinical software presentations by Merge Healthcare staff, as well as best practices sessions presented by Merge Healthcare customers. Additionally, participants will provide feedback on product roadmaps and will develop relationships with each other for post-meeting networking on issues pertaining to best practices, optimizing workflow and accelerating productivity in the post-DRA healthcare environment.


The 2008 meeting will be the fifth User Group Meeting and the first in which Merge Healthcare users will play a significant role in its planning and coordination. The opportunity for greater user involvement in the User Group Meeting and in the Merge Healthcare product roadmap and customer support and service issues were major outcomes of the 2007 User Group Meeting. These developments arose from an agreement between Merge and its customers to proceed with the formation of an independent user-controlled Merge Healthcare User Group.

“When users of any company’s solutions become a unified group, the potential for a productive dialogue becomes truly real — a two-way communication occurs that includes not just the company’s agenda, but ours too,” said Shanda Coomes Bland, COO of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging (Owensboro, KY) and a member of the User Group Foundation Committee. “This user-controlled independent user group also gives us a voice in areas such as the product roadmap and service/support issues and can serve in an advisory capacity regarding emerging market opportunities. In these areas, it can be truly a win-win for customers as well as Merge Healthcare.”

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

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