Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> June 27, 2011

Merge Healthcare – Jeff Surges

Surges, Jeff
Jeff Surges is Chief Executive Officer of Merge Healthcare Incorporated. Mr. Surges was appointed to this role in November 2010. Mr. Surges has 20 years of experience managing high-growth technology companies in the health care and information services industries. Prior to joining Merge Healthcare Incorporated, Mr. Surges served as President of sales at Allscripts for three years, where he led the sales organization with teams focused on direct, client, segment and international sales. He also oversaw the company's marketing division, where he directed a single go-to-market approach. Prior to his tenure at Allscripts, Mr. Surges was President and Chief Executive Officer of Extended Care Information Network, Inc., before that firm's sale to Allscripts in December 2007. He transformed ECIN from an early-stage, venture-backed startup to the industry leader in case management automation technology. Prior to joining ECIN, Mr. Surges was President and General Manager of McKesson HBOC's Resource Management Group, a division with over $100 million in annual revenue and an annual growth rate of over 40%. Mr. Surges joined HBOC in 1997 from the acquisition of Enterprise Systems, Inc., where he served on the management team during their successful initial public offering and eventual sale to HBOC. Profile
TWST: Please start by giving us a brief overview and history of Merge Healthcare.

Mr. Surges: Merge Healthcare (MRGE) is a leading provider of image interoperability solutions and informatics. What