Mortimore steps down as Merge CEO

September 27, 2000

After a dozen years at the helm of Merge Technologies, PACS and connectivity veteran Bill Mortimore has turned over the reins to Richard Linden. The move comes as part of a management restructuring that makes Linden president and CEO and Mortimore

After a dozen years at the helm of Merge Technologies, PACS and connectivity veteran Bill Mortimore has turned over the reins to Richard Linden. The move comes as part of a management restructuring that makes Linden president and CEO and Mortimore chairman and chief strategist.

In addition to founding Merge in 1987, Mortimore is one of the original members of the American College of Radiology/National Electrical Manufacturers Association (ACR/NEMA) committee responsible for establishing and maintaining the DICOM medical imaging standard. He also serves as chair of the Medical Imaging Informatics Section of NEMA and as a member of the board of directors of NEMA’s diagnostic imaging division.

Under Mortimore’s leadership, Merge Technologies has moved from OEM-focused product distribution to a combination of OEM, value-added reseller, and direct sales. In addition, the firm has increased its core connectivity product portfolio (enabling the exchange of data in standard HL7 and DICOM formats between disparate legacy systems) to include Java-based text and image data exchange.

In his new position at Merge, Mortimore will turn his attention to advancing the strategic business and financial strategies of the Milwaukee-based firm, with particular emphasis on moving the company beyond its traditional clinical base into the broader healthcare environment.