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HIT Application Solutions Announces New Partnership with Merge Healthcare

February 18, 2014

Partnership enables automation of communications for patient engagement and critical value alerting from hospitals, imaging centers and labs to physicians; allows improved patient engagement, reduced risk of adverse events and care outcomes

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HIT Application Solutions (HIT), a provider of healthcare communication solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare, to integrate its Notifi platform with Merge RIS™, an outpatient radiology information system designed to meet Meaningful Use (MU). The new solution, to be marketed as Merge Notifi™, will initially automate appointment reminders and make patient results available through messages for Merge customers.

“We found that our customers were looking for a more robust and advanced intelligent communication platform for their practices and hospitals to improve efficiencies and enhance quality of care. HIT’s Notifi solution is an industry-leading technology which allows for automation of patient results messages and broadcasting. We are happy to partner with HIT and provide this HIPPA compliant service to our customers,” said Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “With Merge Notifi, they will be able to securely communicate more effectively with their community and enhance the patient engagement experience.”

To allow for patient results available messaging and critical test result management, Merge will integrate Merge Notifi within Merge RIS and Merge PACS™, a real-time picture archiving communication system, as the partnership with HIT evolves. In addition, the companies are looking into options to integrate the new solution into Merge Cardiology Solutions and the iConnect® Enterprise Clinical Platform.

“The Notifi platform has a strong reputation for improving care coordination and patient engagement communications,” says Jerry Baker, President and CEO of HIT Application Solutions. “Because of this, a relationship with Merge, who is committed to improving information access to all of its clients, is a natural fit. We are thrilled to be working with Merge Healthcare to help reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance care quality within their customer base.”

Notifi is an enterprise-wide, intelligent communication engine which automates alert and notification processes involving event-driven parameters across the continuum of care. By filtering incoming information to identify what is important and prioritizing delivery based on criticality, the solution resolves many of the communication challenges both within and outside the walls of the healthcare enterprise. HIT has positioned Notifi to solve the most pervasive communications problems plaguing healthcare providers by automating processes that streamline care coordination and patient engagement.

About HIT Application Solutions

HIT Application Solutions is a leading healthcare information technology and consulting company that provides innovative communications solutions for healthcare stakeholders. The company's flagship product, Notifi, ensures fast, safe and convenient communications for patients, care providers and employees. Notifi is an enterprise-wide application that ensures that the right information is delivered to the right person at the right time. Based in Exton, Pennsylvania, the company was founded in 2004 and supports clients across the United States and Canada. Learn more about HIT at www.healthitservices.com.

About Merge

Merge is a leading provider of innovative enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare. Merge’s enterprise and cloud-based technologies for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides clinical trials software with end-to-end study support in a single platform and other intelligent health data and analytics solutions. With solutions that have been used by providers for more than 25 years, Merge is helping to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com and follow us @MergeHealthcare.




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