HealthEdge Awarded “Best of Show” at 2012 Healthcare IT Summit

Award recipient chosen by senior healthcare technology executives attending one of the industry’s premier events

HealthEdge Awarded “Best of Show” at 2012 Healthcare IT Summit

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®, provider of the only modern, enterprise-class software platform for healthcare payors, today announced that the company has won the 2012 Healthcare IT Summit XCellence “Best of Show” award. Hosted by , the Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Awards measure information technology (IT) decision makers' perceptions of vendor products and services, presentations and presence during the conference.

Held November 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL, the explored the changing face of healthcare IT for both payor and provider communities. The event is the only IT-focused conference that brings together both sides of the industry, providing education and insight on future market drivers, business trends, economic factors and technology opportunities impacting the healthcare IT market.

“The ongoing evolution of technology and the emergence of new government policies are having a dramatic impact on the healthcare industry. By bringing together industry analysts, IT executives and vendors to collaborate and share ideas, the Healthcare IT Summit shines a spotlight on the changing face of Healthcare technology,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, UBM Channel. “The 2012 Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Awards recognize the best of that group and honor the organizations that are driving innovation and delivering valuable IT and business solutions to address the industry’s most pressing issues.”

Earning high marks were presentations given by HealthEdge Executive Vice President Ray Desrochers. The first, the payor keynote, titled “Survey Says: Insight, Answers and Advice from the Frontlines,” highlighted key business issues facing healthcare payors, and featured insights from the most recent “State of the Payor Industry” survey conducted by HealthEdge. In “The Next Wave: Five-Steps for Adapting to Constant Change,” Desrochers presented a roadmap for technology and business transformation that payors can use as they adapt their organizations and IT platforms to compete in the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace.

“We thank the team at XChange Events for organizing such an important conference,” said Desrochers. “Receiving the ‘Best of Show’ award, the Summit’s top honor, is further validation of our market vision. Leading payors recognize they will need to leverage next-generation technology platforms as part of a larger business transformation to support new healthcare business models, address regulatory change, reduce out-of-control administrative costs and provide new levels of transparency and customer service. We look forward to working closely with many of the executives that we met at this year’s Summit, as they position their organizations to compete in the new healthcare economy.”

Part of the family, XChange Events connect technology builders, sellers and buyers through a diverse number of live and virtual events, designed to help attendees share best practices, network with peers and gain exclusive market intelligence from industry editors and analysts. Organized into three categories, XChange Events offers channel events, IT executive events and on demand virtual events to address every aspect of today’s evolving IT market. For more information, please visit:

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

HealthEdge® provides the only modern, enterprise-class software platform for healthcare payors. Using the patented HealthRules® software suite, health plans, health insurance companies and other payors can finally respond to new business opportunities and market changes in hours, not months or years, while drastically reducing both IT and operational costs. Leveraging an investment of over $125 million, HealthRules is the most modern, scalable and cost-effective technology in the industry. HealthEdge is the only choice for payors to survive and thrive in the emerging healthcare economy. For more information, visit .


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