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Ken Horowitz Joins North Star Health as Chief Executive Officer

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 General News J E 4
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ATLANTA, Jan. 6 North Star Health announced today that KenHorowitz has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Horowitzbrings to his position over 30 years as a technology industry veteran in avariety of senior leadership roles.

"Ken brings vast experience with early stage companies, and exemplaryknowledge of channel strategy and execution. His consistent achievement ofbusiness goals, along with his broad knowledge of both the healthcare andtechnology industries, will assist North Star Health with our focus onoperational excellence as we continue to deliver world class service to ourcurrent clients and develop new revenue opportunities," said Paul Davis, MDand Founder of North Star Health.

Most recently, Mr. Horowitz served as President and Chief OperatingOfficer at Employease, Inc., the leader in SaaS based HR/Benefits solutions,which was acquired by ADP in 2006. During his tenure, he led the company toexponential growth and built the company's client base to over 1500 customers.

Prior to joining Employease, Inc. in 1999, Mr. Horowitz spent 7 years asVice President and General Manager of PeopleSoft, Inc. In that position, hestarted the company's first vertical market, healthcare, and grew the businessto over $70 million. Prior to that, Mr. Horowitz held a variety of leadershippositions at HBO & Company for over ten years, including Sales and GeneralManagement.

"I am excited to be joining the senior leadership team at North StarHealth," said Mr. Horowitz. "The company is the clear market leader withLumina(TM), their cost and care management program that integrates wellness,preventive health, disease management and predictive health functionalitiesinto one platform. With a focus on chronic disease management and prevention,the company has a clear vision on how to deliver real-time businessintelligence with a decision support tool that drives health care spendingtrends down and employee productivity up. My goal is to deliver on thatvision with solid results."

Mr. Horowitz replaces Paul Davis, MD, Founder and the previous ChiefExecutive Officer, who recently announced his intention to move into thepermanent role as Chief Strategy Officer of North Star Health.

ABOUT NORTH STAR HEALTH

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, North Star Health ( www.northstarhealth.com )is a health care data analytics company providing risk, cost, and care-management solutions for health plans, TPAs, self-insured companies, andwellness companies. Lumina(TM) from North Star Health integrates wellness,preventive health, disease management and predictive health functionalitiesinto one platform. It was developed in conjunction with a nationallyrecognized health care policy expert and economist, Dr. Ken E. Thorpe.

SOURCE North Star Health, Inc.
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