Merge Healthcare Acquires Ophthalmic Imaging Systems

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Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a Chicago, Ill.-based provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, has acquired Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS) (OTC/BB: OISI), a provider of digital imaging and informatics solutions for ophthalmology and other medical specialties. Ophthalmic Imaging Systems is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.

Under terms of the acquisition agreement, Merge Healthcare will add OIS’ ophthalmic imaging and informatics solutions, including a single-platform electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system, a digital imaging management solution, and a modular imaging device that can capture images of both the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, to its growing portfolio. The latter currently includes image interoperability solutions for radiology, cardiology, orthopedics, and surgery.

OIS presently has a client base of more than 2,000 sites. Merge’s client base currently comprises 1,500 hospitals and 4,000 clinics and practices.