PRESS RELEASE: Geisinger Health System Adopts BoardVantage

Nationally recognized IT innovator using BoardVantage to manage board communications

DANVILLE, PA (July 23, 2007) Geisinger Health System, a leading, fully integrated healthcare provider, has adopted BoardVantage to manage its board communications.

Geisinger, a nationally recognized information technology innovator, is using BoardVantage to streamline its board communication processes and provide directors with easy, online access to materials.

“BoardVantage allows us to provide our geographically dispersed directors with real-time access to the latest board materials,” said David Felicio, Esq, Geisinger Chief Legal Officer. “BoardVantage is also cost effective. It enables us to assemble, update and distribute board materials much more efficiently. We’re also reducing printing costs by making materials available online. And, because BoardVantage is hosted, we don’t need to tie up our internal IT resources to use it.”

In addition, BoardVantage is playing a central role in enabling Geisinger to achieve its goal of going paperless. With BoardVantage, Geisinger is enabling directors and executives to use their own personal computers to access the documents they need securely online. Directors have responded positively to the BoardVantage solution, specifically noting how easy it is to use.

“We are delighted Geisinger is using BoardVantage,” said Joe Ruck, president and CEO of BoardVantage. “They are thought leaders within the healthcare arena, and are demonstrating the significant efficiency and cost saving benefits available with the use of the BoardVantage board portal.”

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is one of the nation's leading fully integrated healthcare providers. Founded in 1915, Geisinger serves more than two million residents throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led organization is at the forefront of the country's rapidly emerging electronic health records movement. Geisinger includes three major regional medical centers, a 650-member group practice, a not-for-profit health insurance company, and the Geisinger Center for Health Research—dedicated to creating innovative new models for patient care, satisfaction and clinical outcomes.

About BoardVantage
BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with clients across multiple industries and in all sizes—including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II Certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit www.boardvantage.com.

BoardVantage Media Contact
Maria Krinsky
KickStart Consulting, for BoardVantage
415-509-0498
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Michael Londgren
Vice President, Marketing, BoardVantage
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