InSight Health Corp. Expands Relationship With Merge eFilm

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Merge Technologies Incorporated , d.b.a. Merge eFilm, today announced the expansion of the FUSION PACS contract by InSight Health Corp., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services with 118 fixed site facilities throughout the United States serving more than 70,000 patients each month. InSight Health will expand the use of FUSION PACS from the original contract for 10 imaging centers to a total of 25 centers throughout the U.S. This expansion will allow InSight Health to distribute digital diagnostic images to radiologists at the additional centers for viewing, manipulation and interpretation, as well as providing referring physicians with access to images and reports.

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InSight Health's positive experience with the first FUSION PACS installations led to the expansion, according to Patricia Blank, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "With fast access to new and historical images and an ability to intelligently manage their interpretation and distribution, we have accelerated the productivity of our radiologists and technologists and have improved service to their patients and referring physicians," noted Ms. Blank. "Our experience with Merge eFilm FUSION PACS software and professional services has been outstanding. We are moving steadily forward with our deployment schedule to further our strategic objective of achieving a filmless and paperless workflow environment and enhancing the services we provide our referring physicians."

Richard Linden, Merge eFilm President and CEO, said, "The breadth and depth of our FUSION RIS/PACS software products and professional services allows us to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of imaging center business models, whether individual centers owned by entrepreneurial radiologists, or large national organizations such as InSight Health. We are pleased that a prominent imaging center organization such as InSight Health has a level of confidence, satisfaction and belief in a long-term relationship that led to the expanded use of our products and services."

About Merge eFilm

Merge eFilm is a global healthcare software and services company focused on accelerating the productivity of imaging centers, hospitals and clinics with a suite of RIS/PACS software solutions and professional services. For over sixteen years, Merge eFilm has been a leader in integration of radiology workflow to improve productivity, profitability and patient care by fusing business and clinical workflow, and intelligently managing and distributing diagnostic images and information throughout the healthcare enterprise. For additional information, visit our web site at .

About InSight Health Corp.

InSight Health, headquartered in Lake Forest, California, provides diagnostic imaging and information and related management services. It serves managed care entities, hospitals and other contractual customers in 37 states, including the following targeted regional markets: California, Arizona, New England, the Carolinas, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic States. For more information, visit .

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the proposed transaction may not close. When used in this press release, the words: believes, intends, anticipates, expects, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, changing economic conditions, credit and payment risks associated with end-user sales, dependence on major customers, dependence on key personnel, and other risk factors detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Merge eFilm undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances.

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CONTACT: Beth Frost-Johnson, Sr. VP Marketing, or Richard Linden,President & CEO, both of Merge eFilm, +1-414-977-4000

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