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David Zieve, MD, MHA, Named as Medical Director.



A.D.A.M. Expands Commitment to Highest Quality Health Content

ATLANTA -- A.D.A.M., Inc. (Nasdaq: ADAM Adam, the first man, in the Bible
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), a leading provider of health information services See Information Systems.  and benefits management solutions, announced today that it has appointed David Zieve, MD, MHA MHA

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, to the position of Medical Director. Zieve will be responsible for driving editorial quality initiatives and helping A.D.A.M. set new industry standards for evidence-based health content.

Dr. Zieve comes to A.D.A.M. with a unique background in delivering innovative, evidence-based health information. Prior to joining A.D.A.M., Dr. Zieve served as an editor and product manager at Milliman([R]) Care Guidelines([R]). Milliman is considered the industry standard for independently developed and produced evidence-based clinical guidelines used in a variety of web-based case management applications in hospitals, insurance companies, and case management agencies. While at Milliman, Zieve was responsible for creating and overseeing two key products, the Ambulatory Care ambulatory care
n.
Medical care provided to outpatients.


ambulatory care,
n the health services provided on an outpatient basis to those who can visit a health care facility and return home the same day.
 Guidelines and the Chronic Care Guidelines. These products, containing hundreds of authorization and case management guidelines, evidence summaries, and patient instructions, are widely viewed in the healthcare industry as a standard for evidence-based medicine evidence-based medicine Decision-making 'The use of scientific data to confirm that proposed diagnostic or therapeutic procedures are appropriate in light of their high probability of producing the best and most favorable outcome'. See Meta-analysis. .

"Dr. Zieve has a passion for educating and empowering patients that fits naturally with A.D.A.M.'s mission to help people better understand and manage their health. His strong editorial and clinical leadership, in addition to the depth of his experience, are a great complement as our company expands into the payer market and care-oriented solutions. We are privileged to have him as part of our team," said Kevin Noland, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of A.D.A.M.

In addition to overseeing content quality, Zieve will help support product development efforts, especially in the managed care, hospital, and employer markets. Efforts will include development of care management and decision-making tools delivered through a variety of online channels. One of these channels will be A.D.A.M.'s employer-focused online benefits portal, Benergy2G!, which enables employers to give their employees health and wellness tools so they are able to make more informed decisions about their health.

Dr. Zieve is board certified board certified,
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 in Family Practice, and has a Master's degree master's degree
n.
An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree.

Noun 1.
 in healthcare administration Healthcare administration is a term that typically refers to the Master of Health Administration (MHA)—also Master of Healthcare Administration— degree, which is a graduate professional degree that provides training in health policy, economics, project and .

About A.D.A.M.

A.D.A.M. (NasdaqCM: ADAM) is a leading provider of high-quality health information and benefits management solutions to healthcare organizations, employers, consumers, brokers, and educational institutions. With an industry-leading employee and HR benefits management platform and one of the largest consumer health information libraries in the world, A.D.A.M. empowers consumers to get smart about their health and wellness, while reducing the costs of healthcare and benefits administration. For more information, visit www.adam.com or call 1-800-408-ADAM.
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