Merge Healthcare renames North American unit

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Merge Healthcare has renamed its North American direct business unit Merge eMed to Merge Healthcare North America. 
"The name 'Merge Healthcare' signifies finality of the merger between the North American businesses of Merge eFilm and eMed Technologies that took place in 2005," said Kenneth Rardin, CEO, Merge Healthcare. "The shift follows a significant reorganization initiative that has unfolded over the past few months to better align our cost and revenue structures, reduce operational redundancies across the organization, and optimize synergies and economies of scale from the 2005 merger," Rardin added.
Due to its strong market recognition and solid base of satisfied customers, Cedara Software's name will remain unchanged, the company said.
Merge Healthcare North America provides RIS, PACS and clinical applications and related services to hospitals, imaging centers and specialty clinics in North America; Cedara Software develops medical imaging software and custom-engineered systems for the global OEM market; and Merge Healthcare EMEA provides RIS, PACS, clinical applications and electronic patient records for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.