Shared Health(R) Names New Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 General News
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 15 Shared Health, Inc., thenation's largest public/private health information exchange (HIE), has namedinformation technology and medical systems veteran Linda A. Matern, M.Ed., asits new chief operating officer (COO).

Matern comes to Shared Health from C2Medpartners, Inc., a professionalservices consulting company in the health information technology space, whereshe served as chief executive officer and managing partner for the past fouryears. Prior to working at C2Medpartners, Inc., Matern led Siemens GlobalServices' group of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., for nearly 10 years,providing senior-level global leadership to the information technology andmedical equipment services group. During this time, she managed a nearly300-member professional services practice that provided financial, clinical,compliance, information technology optimization and outcomes-focusedhealthcare consulting for nearly 3,000 hospital-based customers and prospects.

"I am thrilled to welcome Linda and the breadth and depth of experiencethat she brings to the Shared Health executive team," said Jana Skewes,president and chief executive officer, Shared Health. Linda's expertise inhealthcare technology, clinician adoption of 'paperless' systems and overallmanagement will be an asset to the company as we grow."

During her more than 30-year career, Matern has worked for many healthcarecompanies including MHM (Mental Health Management), Tenet Healthcare,Healthways and Charter Medical Group. In her roles at these organizations,she has worked in marketing, sales and operations, often working closely withclinicians and hospitals. Most recently, she has helped transition healthcareorganizations from a "paper to a paperless" electronic health record (EHR)environment.

Matern graduated from the University of Charleston in Charleston, W. Va.,with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from the College of New Jersey in Trenton,N.J., with a Master of Education degree.

Today, more than two million Tennesseans are enrolled with Shared Health.By year's end, Shared Health will reach an additional 500,000 Tennesseans.For more information on Shared Health, visit the company's web site atwww.sharedhealth.com.

About Shared Health

Shared Health is transforming healthcare by offering innovative healthinformation technology solutions that improve quality and lower costs. SharedHealth's web-based applications securely share and connect medical informationacross a patient's network of clinicians. We continually strive to be theclinician's trusted partner for sharing relevant patient information at thepoint of care, enabling both health care professionals and consumers toimprove outcomes. For more information on Shared Health, visit the company'sweb site at www.sharedhealth.com.

SOURCE Shared Health, Inc.


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