New Banking Innovations For Better Healthcare At Fifth National Medical Banking Institute

Current Registration Fee Extended to February 28, 2007

Franklin, TN (February 21, 2007) Join thought leaders from Harvard Medical School, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), the National Governors Association (NGA), the National Alliance for Healthcare Information Technology (NAHIT), Booz Allen Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BearingPoint and many others at the Fifth National Medical Banking Institute, located at the beautiful Marietta Conference and Resort Center from March 5-7, 2007.

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Our agenda outlines the emergence of an eHealth ecosystem and provides invaluable insight about how banks can assist in the national build-out for both administrative and clinical messaging.

The 1600 employer-strong Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) will chair a new Value In Health Educational Track after moderating a Large Employer Panel featuring Pitney Bowes, Wachovia and Sanofi-aventis (the third largest pharmaceutical manufacturing firm in the world). Through the efforts of a new MBProject/AIAG Joint Taskgroup on Value In Health, a delegate from the Board of the recently announced Dossia Project, that is implementing some 3 million PHRs for employees of Intel, Wal-Mart, Pitney Bowes, BP, Cardinal Health and others, is presenting and participating in MBProject’s E/PHR Use Case working sessions at the Institute.

A new ‘Medical Banking Blog’ (MBlog) is capturing the ‘Institute Buzz’, and recently interviewed Roy Ramthun, former economic advisor to President Bush in the area of health savings accounts (see MBlog at ) or visit our home page at and click on ?MBlog?. Ramthun kicks off Day 2 (March 7th) of the Institute and is followed by national health IT strategist Scott Wallace, President/CEO of NAHIT, who will focus on what?s needed today to move the eHealth agenda forward. We?ll then hear a senior officer at Booz Allen Hamilton talk about the ?MegaCommunity Model? that has been used around the world to convene leaders around complex social issues.

The Institute, guided by a new President?s Council comprised of ACS, Mellon, PNC Bank, McKesson and Subimo/WebMD, offers seven educational tracks, five concurrent sessions, insightful plenary sessions with industry leaders, workgroups focused on the ‘HSA Accumulator’ and bank-driven E/PHRs. Attendees include high level executives from leading banks, financial services firms, healthcare stakeholders, privacy and consumer groups and others.

The Exante Networking Reception at Brumby Hall and Gardens provides an exceptional forum for networking with colleagues.

The National Medical Banking Institute is proud to recognize its sponsors. For more information about each firm, please click on the link provided below.

— Educational Grantor: Exante Financial Services

— Platinum Sponsors: Sanofi-aventis; ACS

— Gold Sponsors: Fifth Third Bank; PNC Bank

— Silver Sponsor: Cerner

Our Speakers:

–Ann Mond Johnson, President, Subimo/WebMD

–Bill Marvin, President, CEO & Founder, InstaMed

–Bob Nay, Director, Financial Services Convergence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida

–B.P. Fulmer, President, Medical Banking Institute; Executive Director, Commercial EDI, ACS

–Brian R. Kelly, Director of Finance & Business Dev., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Strategic Business Initiatives, Incline Healthcare Solutions

–Christopher Queram, President & CEO, The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

–Dan Johnson, President & CEO, SearchAmerica

–David Harris, National Healthcare Revenue Cycle Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

–David Hom, Human Resources ? Strategic Initiatives, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

–David McCallie Jr., MD, VP, Medical Informatics, Cerner Corporation

–Dean Mason, President, UnitedHealthcare/Exante Bank

–Devika Kumar, Associate VP, Revenue Cycle Services, QHR

–Eric Racine, Pharm.D., Associate VP, Employers & Quality Associations, US Managed Markets, Sanofi-aventis

–Isaac S. Kohane, MD, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Pediatrics & Health Sciences & Technology, Director, Children?s Hospital Informatics Program, Children?s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

–James Dean, Sr. Manager, Financial Services Practice, BearingPoint

–James F. Kragh, Founder, President & CEO, Good Health Network

–Joseph A. Fortuna, M.D., Medical Director, E&C and AHG Divisions, Delphi Corp/Automotive Industry Action Group

–John Casillas, BS, CT (ASCP), Chair, Medical Banking Institute; Executive Director & Founder, The Medical Banking Project (Keynote)

–John Hardin, B2B Product Manager, SOA/Business Integration, Sun Microsystems

–John Lindquist, President & CEO, Electronic Warfare Associates, Information & Infrastructure Technologies

–June St. John, CTP, Sr. VP, Treasury Services, HSA Product Manager, Wachovia

–Karen M. Bell, MD, MMS , Director, Office of Health IT Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dept. of Health & Human Services

–Katherine C. Haley, Legislative Assistant on Social Policy, US Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-MI)

–Kathleen Nolan, Health Division Director, National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices

–Kelly Birch, VP Sales & Channels, Exante Financial Services

–Kimberly Darling, Founder & President, Competitive Health

–Lori Daugherty, President & CEO, WorkingRx

–Mark Trail, Chief, Medical Assistance Plans, Dept of Community Health, State of Georgia

–Maureen L. Turo, VP, Healthcare Market Specialist, Mellon Financial Corp.

–Michael Connors, Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton

–Dr. Michael L. Nelson, Director, Business Development, Health Market Science

–Paul G. Chicos, President & CEO, E-Duction

–Reggie Van Lee, Sr. VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

–Rex Brooks, President & CEO, Starbourne Communications Design

–Richard Flores, VP, Revenue Cycle Operations, LifePoint Hospitals

–Richard Whitmer, CEO, Insight Healthcare Financial

–Richard E. Williams, Director, Portfolio Management Group, ACS

–Roy Ramthun, President, HSA Consulting Services, former Sr. Health Policy Advisor to President George W. Bush

–Scott Fad, Corporate Director, Projects & Planning, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware

–Scott Krah, VP & Healthcare Product Executive, Healthcare Solutions, Fifth Third Bank

–Scott Wallace, President & CEO, National Alliance for Healthcare Information Technology, Chair, Commission on Systemic Interoperability, Dept of Health & Human Services

–Shawn A. Jenkins, President & CEO, Benefitfocus

–Thomas J. Hricik, National Director, HSA Product Distribution, ACS /Mellon HSA Solution, ACS

–Vincent Marzula, VP and Product Group Manager, Treasury Management Division, PNC Bank

–William A. Howard, Jr., Executive VP, Markets, Fiserv Health

About the Medical Banking Project
The Medical Banking Project (a.k.a. "MBProject") is a policy research, strategic advisory and Industry Action Group that is increasingly member-driven. We facilitate ?medical banking? ? a latent market development evolving from the integration of banking and healthcare systems ? through educational forums and industry initiatives that inform policy and commerce. MBProject is spearheading two related initiatives: a global, open source software platform ("C.O.M.B.A.T. – Cooperative Open-source Medical Banking Architecture & Technology") to combat rising healthcare costs using medical banking principles and technology; and, a fee-based, bank-driven community system ("Charitable Communities Network™") to coordinate safety net healthcare access for the unbanked and underserved. The initiatives demonstrate how banks can deliver substantive cost benefits to care givers, health plans, employers and consumers. For more information please go to Medical Banking™ is a trademark of the Medical Banking Project (a.k.a. MBProject).

Contact: Evelyn Marquez Sanchez