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San Jose, Ca 95126-2230
Phone: 408-882-0678
Fax: 408-882-0679

RESOLUTION HEALTH, INC. NAMES NEW PRESIDENT AND EXPANDS EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

SAN JOSE, California - November 19, 2001: Resolution Health, Incorporated (RHI), a healthcare information technology company devoted to improving the quality of care delivered by health plans, announced today that it has named Earl Steinberg, MD, MPP as President of RHI. Dr. Steinberg, a nationally recognized expert in medical practice evaluation, quality assessment, and quality improvement, succeeds Matthew Cutler, who had been serving as interim President of RHI since April 2001.

Formerly RHI's Vice President of Industry Affairs and R&D, Dr. Steinberg has been responsible for guiding the development of RHI's proprietary medical analysis, reporting and communication technologies over the past year. With the company's products now operating in the marketplace, Dr. Steinberg takes on the role of President to accelerate adoption of RHI's technology and services in the marketplace and help attract additional equity investment as the company seeks to increase its R&D as well as its marketing efforts.

"I am delighted to have the privilege of leading RHI at this particularly exciting time in the company's evolution", said Dr. Steinberg. "The tools that RHI has developed are exactly the types of information system and decision support tools that are needed to improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivered in the U.S. and abroad."

"We are fortunate to have someone with Dr. Steinberg's expertise, experience, energy and track record at the helm of RHI as we enter a more market-focused phase of our development", said RHI Chairman Bob Scragg. "I am confident that Dr. Steinberg is the right person to guide the company as it completes its development phase and aggressively expands its customer base."

Following his appointment as President, Dr. Steinberg strengthened RHI's Executive Management Team with the appointment of two executives with extensive experience in the healthcare and technology sectors: Gary Yurkovich, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, and Chris Hill, Vice President, Finance & Administration (bios attached).

Harry Soza, a co-founder of the firm, remains as RHI's Sr. Vice President, Strategic Products; Ann Ahmadi, the other co-founder of the firm, remains as Sr. Vice President of Products and Services; and Jim Frankfort, MD remains as Director of Informatics and Chief Medical Officer.

About Resolution Health, Incorporated

RHI is a new kind of health care information company that uses the computerized data resident in the information systems of health plans, in combination with new channels of communication between health plans, their enrollees, and their enrollees - physicians, to improve the quality and efficiency of health care services that are delivered to health plan enrollees. RHI's approach to quality improvement is population-wide, yet patient-specific; internet-enabled, yet secure; and efficient, with measurable results.

RHI's customers include Blue Shield of California and Partners of Indiana, which utilize RHI technology to enhance service delivery to over 2 million members. RHI is a privately funded company based in San Jose, California.

Contact:
Dr. Earl Steinberg, President, Resolution Health, Incorporated
(301) 907-8238 or (408) 882-0678
esteinberg@resolutionhealth.com

Corporate web site:
www.resolutionhealth.com

 

RHI's Executive Management Team Recent Appointments

Earl Steinberg - President
Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., M.P.P. is a nationally known expert in evaluation and improvement of the quality and efficiency of health care. In addition to serving as President of RHI, Dr. Steinberg is a member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association's National Medical Advisory Panel, on which he has served for 10 years, an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the Advisory Council of Harvard Medical School's Department of Health Care Policy. Prior to joining RHI, Dr. Steinberg spent five years as Vice President of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., Director of its Quality Assessment and Improvement Systems (QAIS) Division, and Co-Director of its Outcomes Studies Group (OSG) and four years on the Federal Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC).

Dr. Steinberg's primary focus in recent years has been on 1) design, implementation, and management of systems for measuring the content, outcomes and quality of care delivered by health care providers, and 2) the development of tools, such as computerized decision support systems, disease management programs, and physician- and/or patient- targeted programmatic interventions, that can improve the cost-effectiveness of care. While at Covance, Dr. Steinberg helped design and implement several computerized disease- and procedure-specific national registries. He also led the teams that developed two HEDIS measures (health plan performance in 1) control of hypertension and 2) counseling of women on options for management of menopause), as well as the National Kidney Foundation's guidelines for management of patients with end stage renal disease.

Prior to joining Covance, Dr. Steinberg was Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University, and Director of The Johns Hopkins Program for Medical Technology and Practice Assessment. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Steinberg was the Principal Investigator on the federally-funded Patient Outcome Research Team (PORT) devoted to evaluation of variation in management of cataracts and their relationship to patient outcomes.

Dr. Steinberg received his A.B. degree from Harvard College (Summa Cum Laude), his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard (first in his class). His residency training in internal medicine was performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Steinberg has received numerous awards, including the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar Award in General Internal Medicine (1984), an award given "to support exceptionally talented young faculty in general internal medicine", and the "Outstanding Young Investigator" Award from the Association for Health Services Research (1988). He also is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy.

Gary Yurkovich - Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Mr. Yurkovich has an outstanding track record managing high technology companies. He is currently president of Strategems Management, a high tech management consulting firm. In this role, Mr. Yurkovich has founded or served as senior executive on a number of high technology companies. He is also Managing Director of I Care Community Associates, the venture firm funding Resolution Health.

Mr. Yurkovich was previously Vice-President Sales, Service and Support for Creo Products. In just three years, he grew sales from $8M to over $125M while expanding his staff from 15 to 250 people. Prior to Creo, he held a variety of management positions in a number of geographies with Digital Equipment Corporation. At Digital, Mr. Yurkovich was recognized for top worldwide performance 6 times, a record matched by only 2 other employees in company history. Mr. Yurkovich served as the leader of the Medical Systems Group within Digital Equipment of Canada and is an active member of COACH - Canada's Health Informatics Association.

Chris Hill - Vice President, Finance & Administration
Mr. Hill, CMA, has extensive finance and management experience in the technology sector. He held numerous positions over a ten year period with Telus Corporation, Canada's second largest telecommunications company, and was responsible for the financial management of that company's $250M Internet Services Division. More specifically, Mr. Hill had direct responsibility for the billing of a 500,000 Internet Service subscriber base and had significant involvement in developing Telus' xDSL high speed business plan. Prior to this, he and his team were responsible for supporting the entire budget and planning process for a 12,000 employee company with annual revenue of $2.5B revenue.

After leaving Telus, Mr. Hill joined a startup technology company as CFO, and recently founded a management services company, KPI Management Inc. Through this company, Chris provides turnkey finance and administrative solutions to the small business and technology venture market.

  

 

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