Merge Announces Addition of High-Growth Technology Leader to Board
CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (MRGE) (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of imaging software and solutions for clinics and hospitals, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Matt Maloney, co-founder and CEO of GrubHub, as a director, effective immediately.
"We are pleased to add a new director with a unique combination of consumer and imaging technology experience," said Merge Chairman, Michael Ferro. "Matt's vision for consumer engagement is aligned with Merge's future direction and we believe that his insights as a leader of a high-growth technology company will be critical as we build shareholder value."
"GrubHub has brought tremendous efficiencies to our restaurants and I can see Merge doing the same thing for imaging centers and healthcare in general," explained Maloney. "Today much of healthcare is paper-based, and that's how takeout and delivery was before we revolutionized it. I see all the pieces in place for a dramatic transformation in healthcare and I'm excited to help Merge take advantage of that opportunity."
Maloney is the co-founder and CEO of GrubHub, the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering platform. The website shows consumers all of the local restaurants that deliver to them and allows diners to order directly online, by phone or through the GrubHub iPhone and Android app.
Prior to GrubHub, Maloney managed technology development at Apartments.com, a subsidiary of Classified Ventures. Maloney also has a background in radiology from when he worked at the University of Chicago's Department of Radiology from 1998-2000 developing advanced CAD schemes for detection and classifications of masses and clustered microcalcifications. This work included the first prototype intelligent CAD workstation, which was intended to computerize detection on digitized mammograms and was subsequently utilized in the University of Chicago's Department of Radiology.
Maloney will be filling the Board seat vacated by the retirement of Gregg Hartemayer. "We thank Gregg for his contributions and guidance over the past four years," added Ferro. "He has served on a number of committees during his Board tenure and Merge has benefited from his leadership and commitment."
Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare. Merge's enterprise and cloud-based solutions for image intensive specialties provide access to any image, anywhere, any time. Merge also provides health stations, clinical trials software and other health data and analytics solutions that engage consumers in their personal health. With solutions that are used by providers and consumers and include more than 20 years of innovation, Merge is helping to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit merge.com.
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