|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Merge Healthcare, Inc.|
|Industry:||Health Information Services|
|Merge Healthcare Inc., was founded in 1987 and is incorporated in Delaware. The Company develops software solutions that facilitate the sharing of images to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience for patients and physicians. Its solutions are designed to help solve some of the difficult challenges in health information exchange today, such as the incorporation of medical images and diagnostic information into broader healthcare IT applications, the interoperability of proprietary software solutions, and the ability to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of its customers’ businesses. The Company’s solutions optimize processes for healthcare providers ranging in size from single provider practices to large health systems, to the sponsors of clinical trials and medical device manufacturers. These solutions are licensed by more than 1,500 hospitals, 6,000 clinics and labs, 250 medical device manufacturers and by top pharmaceutical companies. It operates in two reportable segments: Merge Healthcare mainly generates revenue from the sale of software (including upgrades); hardware, professional services, maintenance and electronic data interchange (EDI) services. Merge DNA derives the vast majority of its revenue from software, professional services and hosting through subscription arrangements. Its product portfolio provide a range of products and services to its customers, including Image Interoperability Platform – iConnect: This interoperability and connectivity platform enables hospitals, imaging centers, Integrated Delivery Networks and Health Information Exchanges to create information exchanges within their environments and with other entities.,Clinical and Financial Information Systems - Digital Imaging Solutions: Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), specialty workstations and related applications manage the image workflow of a medical enterprise; Clinical information systems: These systems provide a complete electronic record of a medical procedure across a variety of specialties – including Merge OrthoEMR for orthopaedics, and Merge RIS for radiology; Revenue Cycle Management: It offer software and services for the revenue cycle management of physician practices, Software Development Toolkits, Technologies and Platforms - Merge toolkits, technologies and platforms provide software developers with the necessary resources to assist in the timely development of new products and enhance existing products and Hosted Software Solutions for Clinical Trial Data Management – It provide hosted software solutions for the collection, aggregation, analysis, reporting and overall management of clinical trials information. Its strategy is to be a provider of integrated, global healthcare IT solutions and services that improve the exchange of healthcare information. It is subject to regulation in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including periodic FDA inspections, in Canada under Health Canada’s Medical Devices Regulations, and in other countries by corresponding regulatory authorities.|
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