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IDC MarketScape Recognizes Medecision as Care Management Major Player


August 2, 2012 - Wayne, PA

Medecision, Inc. was named a major player in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Care Management Solutions for Healthcare Payers 2012 Vendor Assessment. The report highlights Medecision in the care management category, citing its industry and solution depth and experience, as well as its long-term market presence, and proven core technology and solution platform. Access to the report (IDC Health Insights Document # HI235803, July 2012) is available by subscription from IDC Health Insights.

"At no time in recent history has there been greater momentum for system-wide change in patient care and cost containment, and we are honored to be recognized by IDC Health Insights for our role in the evolution," said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. "Regardless of what happens in Washington with healthcare reform, Medecision is part of a groundswell movement among healthcare leaders to improve care coordination and management while containing costs."

Medecision was cited as a major market player for its holistic view across health plan and provider markets, as well as its strategic investments in building effective solutions that are developed around a consumer-centric data, process and workflow environment. In June, Medecision announced Aerial™, a suite of end-to-end care management solutions and services designed to break the chains of traditional care management by bridging the traditional data gap between payers, providers and consumers.

"IDC's MarketScape reports are highly credible analyses based on well-researched IDC Health Insights judgment about the market and specific vendors," said Gage. "We are proud to once again be recognized as a leading force in the movement to bring true value-based care to U.S. healthcare organizations and consumers. This is a significant tribute to our employees' hard work and their passion for improving the health of all Americans."

IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants and end users. The new report highlights key market and business drivers of the reform decade, such as the continuing demand for efficiency and cost reduction, a strategic focus on illness avoidance and health and wellness, as well as a clinical management focus on best practices. The report finds that health, wellness, care management, and analytics rank highest among 2012-2013 technology investment priorities.

According to Janice Young, program director, Payer IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights, Medecision is named for its long-term market presence, as well as its organization and market investment in the past 24 months to align with the reform market requirements and new market opportunities. "Much of Medecision's future strategic focus will center on extended member health and care engagement, analytics and reporting," she said.

Additional information about the IDC MarketScape; U.S. Care Management Solutions for Healthcare Payers 2012 Vendor Assessment, Document # HI235803, July 2012 is available by subscription from IDC Health Insights.

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunication vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Medecision
Medecision is the leading provider of healthcare management solutions serving national, regional and local health plans, insurers and provider-based care organizations, more than 74,000 physicians and 44 million consumers. Working within the framework that patients, care providers and health plans are all driving towards better health outcomes, Medecision and its Aerial™ solutions help connect all stakeholders to liberate the highest quality and most cost-efficient care.

As more organizations transition to value-based care, Medecision continually applies its 23 years of experience, its comprehensive technology platforms, significant investments in research and development, and the strongest clinical expertise to ensure consumers receive the best possible care. With Medecision as a business partner, health plans and care providers confidently manage through market changes, regulatory updates and new populations, while improving quality and reducing costs.

Medecision is a trademark of Medecision, Inc. The Medecision logo and product names are also trademarks or registered trademarks of Medecision, Inc. Other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Sherri Stuart
Medecision Inc.
(484) 323.2692
sherri.stuart@Medecision.com

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Carabiner Communications
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