HealthEdge Awarded 'Best Demonstration of ROI' At The 2013 Healthcare IT Summit

Winners selected by top healthcare technology executives during the exclusive, invitation-only event

Burlington, Mass. – December 3, 2013 – HealthEdge®, provider of the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for healthcare payors, today announced that the company has won the 2013 XCellence Award for “Best Demonstration of ROI,” as voted on by attendees at the 2013 Healthcare IT Summit. The Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Awards recognize both payor and provider organizations and measure overall IT decision makers’ perceptions of vendor products and services, presentations and presence during the event.

“The case studies presented by HealthEdge’s Bill Jollie and Medica’s Kimberly Branson got right to the heart of what’s possible when payors implement a modern, next-generation healthcare technology platform,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, XChange Events. “Ms. Branson’s firsthand experience leveraging the HealthRules product suite at Medica inspired our attendees and showed them that significant change is certainly within reach at their own organizations.”

The award announcement was made following a number of highly-successful HealthEdge events at the Summit. These included three case study presentations, entitled “Technology as a Business Driver,” which were presented by Jollie, HealthEdge’s Senior Vice President of Professional Services and Branson, Medica’s Senior Director of Operations. Together, Jollie and Branson showed attendees how payors’ use of modern technology like the HealthRules® product suite can serve as a catalyst for far-reaching business transformation. Additionally, HealthEdge Executive Vice President Ray Desrochers delivered the payor keynote address to a standing room only crowd at the Summit. The keynote, entitled “By the Numbers: What’s Possible in the Changing Healthcare Economy,” provided an overview of the key business issues, market drivers and opportunities affecting payors, supported by the latest data from HealthEdge’s “State of the Payor” industry survey.

“HealthEdge’s recognition as “Best Demonstration of ROI” is further validation of our goal of delivering transformative, next-generation technology to healthcare payors,” said Rob Gillette, CEO of HealthEdge. “We are thankful to the XChange Events team for hosting such an important conference and we share this prestigious award with Medica, as together we showed the profound impact that technology like the HealthRules product suite can have on the challenges that payors face in the new healthcare economy.”

The 2013 Healthcare IT Summit was held November 17-20 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, CA., and brought together industry analysts, IT executives from healthcare insurer and provider organizations, and leading vendors for uniquely collaborative discussions on today’s pressing business and IT issues, best practices and the latest tools and technology that will improve business performance.

About HealthEdge

HealthEdge® provides modern, disruptive technology that delivers for the first time, a suite of products that enables healthcare payors to leverage new business models, improve outcomes, drastically reduce administrative costs and connect everyone in the healthcare delivery cycle. Our next-generation enterprise product suite, HealthRules®, is built on modern, patented technology and is delivered to customers via the HealthEdge Cloud or on-site deployment. An award-winning company, HealthEdge empowers payors to capitalize on the innovations, challenges and opportunities that await in the new healthcare economy. For more information, visit

About Medica

Serving about 1.5 million members, Medica is a health insurance company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. The non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota and a growing number of counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who also have employees outside the Medica regional network.

Medica’s vision is to become the community’s health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency.