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MEDecision Demonstrates Commitment to Leading Health IT Innovation at AHIP.

* Alineo 2.0 collaborative care management platform unveiled in booth #607

* Case study presentation, "Providing Actionable Information to Strengthen Care Management," co-presented by KePRO and MEDecision CMOs

* Presidential Sponsorship underscores MEDecision investment in health insurance industry

WAYNE, Pa. -- MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health care management solutions, will utilize the spotlight of the AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) Institute 2009 to demonstrate its commitment to leading the health information technology industry in technical innovation that supports President Obama's mandate for health care reform. AHIP Institute 2009 will be held June 3-5 at the San Diego Convention Center and will focus on "real solutions for affordable, accessible and quality health care for all Americans."

"This is an incredibly promising time for health care and IT in particular," said Scott A. Storrer, president and COO at MEDecision. "In this spotlight, events such as the AHIP Institute have taken on a new significance. This is the chance for our industry to demonstrate it is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the health care reform mandate. We can use this as a forum to signal to the rest of the country that positive change is coming and that we're ready to do our part."

A Presidential Sponsor of the AHIP Institute, MEDecision will be demonstrating its significant strides in product development, leadership talent, partnerships and infrastructure to deliver the meaningful electronic health records mandated by the President for all Americans by 2014.

At its booth (#607) in the AHIP exhibit hall, MEDecision will showcase Alineo 2.0, the newest version of its Alineo collaborative health care management platform. Alineo allows health plans to optimize automation and efficiency in the delivery of care management programs through a more member-centric, whole-person approach to care management. This supports business growth by enabling health plans to strengthen business processes and control medical and administrative costs. To schedule a demonstration of Alineo 2.0, please register here.

AHIP Institute will also be the venue for a case study presentation, "Providing Actionable Information to Strengthen Care Management," focusing on improving efficiencies and lowering administrative costs through the use of auto-approval technology. The case study will be co-presented by Andrew Schuyler, M.D., chief medical officer and EVP of product marketing and medical services at MEDecision, and Alice Petrulis, M.D., chief medical officer of The Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO), on Thursday, June 4th.

In anticipation of AHIP Institute 2009, MEDecision will conduct a free Webinar, "Reducing Administrative Costs through Health Information Exchange Automation," on Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss the benefits of automating transactions between health care payers and providers, and how MEDecision's Nexalign iEXCHANGE can enable health plans to automate up to 80 percent of provider service requests. To register, please visit: http://www.medecision.com/webinar.aspx.

Held annually, the AHIP Institute gathers thousands of representatives from throughout the health insurance industry and related sectors for several days of educational seminars, keynote speeches, workshops, networking opportunities and associated activities. The event's exhibit hall features more than 200 companies showcasing the latest innovations in technology and services designed to help insurers improve the quality and effectiveness of health care.

For more information about MEDecision, please visit www.MEDecision.com and subscribe to an RSS feed at http://www.MEDecision.com/blog/. Follow the company on Twitter at @MEDecision.

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* MEDecision Opens 15th Annual User Conference; http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/medecision/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090506005306&newsLang=en

MEDecision Blog: http://www.MEDecision.com/blog

MEDecision Webinars: http://www.medecision.com/Webinar.aspx

About AHIP

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans. AHIP provides a unified voice for the community of health insurance plans. A major policy goal for our members is to expand access to high quality, affordable coverage to all Americans. We have developed innovative proposed solutions to promote universal coverage, raise the bar on quality, and make health care services more affordable. These proposals are available at www.AHIPbelieves.com.

About MEDecision

MEDecision offers collaborative health care management solutions that provide a simplified and smart way to manage the health of members and member populations which can improve the quality and affordability of care. Based on state-of-the-art technology, MEDecision's solutions include Alineo[TM], a collaborative health care management platform for managing case management, disease management and utilization management, and Nexalign[TM], a collaborative health care information exchange service. MEDecision believes that, in the aggregate, its health care payer customers insure or manage care for approximately one in every six people in the U.S. with health insurance. For more information, please visit www.MEDecision.com.

MEDecision is a trademark of MEDecision, Inc. The MEDecision logo and product names are also trademarks or registered trademarks of MEDecision, Inc. Other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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