CHICAGO, Oct. 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, entered into an agreement with Rush-Copley Medical Center to provide Merge PACS™, iConnect® Access and iConnect® Enterprise Archive. Rush-Copley Medical Center is a 210-bed hospital providing state-of-the-art health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley region of Illinois, including the state's second largest city, Aurora. Rush-Copley Medical Center was seeking to overhaul its suite of imaging technology to provide solutions that would streamline the process for their more than 170,000 radiology procedures per year. By leveraging Merge PACS and iConnect solutions, Rush-Copley will be able to access a consolidated view of a patient's health record, reducing the amount of duplicate tests ordered allowing for more efficient patient care. "We are continually searching for workflow improvement solutions that provide radiologists with the ability to customize their personal work lists and improve inefficiencies," said Thomas Markuszewski, director imaging services at Rush-Copley Medical Center. "We chose Merge Healthcare as our business partner to support us as we move to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use." "Having access to a patient's comprehensive health record is key to helping our clients deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective care to their patients. Merge looks forward to working as Rush-Copley's technology partner as they continue to streamline their data exchange processes within the Fox Valley region and beyond," said Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare. About Rush-Copley Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients. Rush-Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health. 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 on Twitter @MergeHealthcare. Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters discussed in this news release may include forward-looking statements, which could involve a number of risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release, the words "will," "believes," "intends," "anticipates," "expects" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce the results of any of the forward-looking statements.