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

  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

Healthcare IT Summit 2012

Business Wire

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- November 19, 2012

HealthEdge®, 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 XChange Events,
theHealthcare ITSummit XCellence Awards measure information technology (IT)
decision makers' perceptions of vendor products and services, presentations
and presence during the conference.

Held November 11^th-13^th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL, the
2012 Healthcare IT Summit 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

About XChange Events

Part of the UBM Channel 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 toaddress every aspect of today’s
evolving IT market. For more information, please visit:

About UBM plc (

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.

About HealthEdge

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


For HealthEdge
Racepoint Group
PJ Lurvey, 617-624-3210
For UBM Channel Events
UBM Channel Events
Betzi Hanc, 508-416-1182
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