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Healthcare Insights President to Present at Healthcare Financial Management Association's Annual Conference.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Steven Berger to Host Educational Sessions Focused on Financial Management in Healthcare Facilities

For the sixth consecutive year, Steven Berger, President of Healthcare Insights LLC (HCI), the leading provider of financial management software for the healthcare industry, is invited to speak at Healthcare Financial Management Association's (HFMA) Annual National Institute (ANI) 2004 Conference. As a leading industry expert, Steven Berger will host three educational sessions regarding financial management in healthcare facilities.

"It is an honor to present healthcare industry veteran Steven Berger at our Annual National Institute Conference from June 27 through July 1," said Andrea Williams, Manager of Education at HFMA. "Steven's combined knowledge of the industry at the practical and technology level makes him the perfect candidate to offer our attendees hands-on and proven financial management techniques for healthcare facilities."

On Sunday, June 27 at 8 A.M., Berger will conduct a session entitled, Using Data to Make Better Management Decisions, which is designed to analyze financial problems within healthcare facilities and seek solutions through management principles and analysis techniques. He will also host, Managing the Modern Medical Center with Metrics session on Monday, June 28 at 10:30 A.M., which demonstrates how hospitals can operate successfully, achieve positive financial results and improve clinical outcomes by using metrics to set appropriate goals. Berger's final session on Monday, June 28 at 2:30 P.M., Determining and Monitoring Revenue Cycle Key Performance Metrics, highlights specific revenue cycle metrics that can be used by hospitals to indicate the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of their revenue cycle staff and management.

"I look forward to participating in this year's ANI conference," said Steven Berger, President and Founder of HCI. "As healthcare facilities have limited financial resources, it becomes even more important for management to have access to the latest information and practical solutions that will help them to manage their facilities more efficiently."

Steven Berger, Founder and President of Healthcare Insights LLC, is a nationally recognized healthcare financial management expert. His nearly 30 years experience leads HCI's initiative to be the premier provider of decision support and management accountability software to the healthcare industry.

Berger was instrumental in the development of HCI's INSIGHTS technology, which offers users the ability to generate customized reports instantly. Management accountability is promoted by real-time, exception-based alerts. INSIGHTS technology detects exceptions to any planned performance or goals. In addition, financial errors can be identified and corrected immediately and budgeting can be completed within days instead of months. Apart from HCI, Berger continues to participate in relevant industry associations and events, which help map the direction of HCI. A Certified Public Accountant, Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Berger recently served as President of HFMA's First Illinois Chapter.

A successful author, Berger wrote Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Management, a 350-page, the second addition financial textbook, which was published in February 2002 by Jossey Bass. In his books, Berger conveys the practitioners' point-of-view through many years of hands-on management experience. He also co-authored "Introduction to Hospital Accounting, 4th Edition," published by Kendall Hunt in the summer of 2002 and authored "Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements, 2nd Edition," published by Boardsource in 2003.

For additional information about HCI and its INSIGHTS product, visit the company's Web site at www.hcillc.com.

About Healthcare Insights LLC

Healthcare Insights LLC provides intelligent decision support and management accountability software for the healthcare industry, as well as educational training and business application consulting services. The company's proprietary technology, INSIGHTS, allows small to large healthcare organizations to easily define, establish and monitor financial and non-financial goals. Corporate headquarters are located in Libertyville, Illinois. Healthcare Insights is accessible via the Internet at www.hcillc.com.
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