Emdeon Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the U.S.

Recognized for IT architecture investment

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc., a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, today announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Emdeon appears on the 2013 Top Technology Innovators list for the first time this year. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500.

Emdeon was recognized as a top technology innovator based on its investments relating to the development of an enterprise-wide healthcare information technology platform. This scalable solution is a fully-engineered platform that delivers optimized middleware, business process orchestration, fast database performance, lower total cost of ownership and one-stop support.

"We are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious designation for our ability to offer an innovative end-to-end solution that meets the needs of our customers," said Damien Creavin, chief information officer for Emdeon. "Emdeon has a history of moving the healthcare market forward related to automation, interoperability and electronic solutions. With this innovation, we have created a technology backbone that can continue helping healthcare constituents meet the challenges of our rapidly changing industry."

In connection with the creation of the technology platform, Emdeon improved more than 20 separate products - consisting of everything from IT requirements to quality assurance processes. As an example of what this improved infrastructure can now support, Emdeon is introducing a new solution for healthcare providers called ECO. Available in modules or as a complete offering, ECO will incorporate the administrative, clinical and financial (revenue cycle) components of a healthcare practice into a single eHealth solution combined with an interactive patient portal. This offering will integrate with existing software vendor technology or can be directly purchased by healthcare providers as a standalone solution.

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Emdeon
Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon's offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's comprehensive suite of solutions, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle and clinical information exchange processes. For more information, visit www.emdeon.com.

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