NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22 Emdeon, a leading provider ofrevenue and payment cycle management solutions for the healthcare industry,recently received two competitive industry awards in recognition of excellencein innovation and business intelligence strategies.
Emdeon was awarded the Business Intelligence Excellence Award for 2008presented by Business Objects, an SAP company known for its industry-leadingbusiness intelligence software, in recognition of the Emdeon IT department'sdevelopment of Emdeon Vision(SM). Emdeon Vision is a progressive solutionutilizing Business Objects' business intelligence platform to offer providersand payers immediate, accurate status updates and visibility into theelectronic claims cycle. Healthcare providers that utilize Emdeon Vision cantransition from paper-based reporting to cost-effective, web-based delivery.This award specifically recognized Emdeon's enhanced database infrastructureand the use of innovation to significantly improve productivity.
As the recipient of the Digium(R) 2008 Innovation Award for Best ROI,Emdeon was honored for its Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution createdto help support the State of Maryland's Medicaid Plan. Emdeon's advanced,automated IVR system is used over 20,000 times daily to verify Medicaideligibility, as a means to eliminate the need for traditional phone inquiriesand greatly reduce associated administrative costs. Digium is the creator andprimary developer of Asterisk(R), the first open source telephony platform.Digium's annual Innovation Awards recognize measurable achievements intechnological innovation from their Asterisk developers, customers andbusiness partners.
In addition to the industry awards for innovation, the Workgroup forElectronic Data Interchange (WEDI) honored Emdeon's Deborah Meisner, VicePresident of Shared Services, with its Distinguished Service Award. This awardrecognizes individuals who have provided significant leadership to thefulfillment of the mission, objectives, programs and activities of WEDI, whosepurpose is to improve the quality of healthcare through the effective andefficient information exchange and management.
"Emdeon is committed to creating results-oriented, innovative solutionsfor our customers. Our receipt of these industry awards is affirmation we arefulfilling our mission to simplify the administration of healthcare," statesDamien Creavin, Emdeon's Chief Information Officer. "Emdeon earned thesehonors on the merit of our solutions' effectiveness and value to customers, aswell as our industry leadership."
Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle solutions thatconnect payers, providers and patients to integrate and automate key businessand administrative functions throughout the patient encounter. Through the useof Emdeon's comprehensive suite of products and services, its customers areable to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and moreefficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle process. Emdeon isowned by General Atlantic LLC and Hellman & Friedman LLC. For moreinformation, visit www.emdeon.com.