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Former CareFirst BlueShield CEO William Jews to Join Board of Healthcare Interactive

July 23, 2010

Columbia, MD (July 23) -- William Jews, former President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and current Chairman of the Board of Ryland Homes, Inc. and on the KCI Technologies board, has just joined Healthcare Interactive’s Board of Advisors.


“As his successful career in several different lines of business demonstrates, Bill Jews offers Healthcare Interactive critical knowledge, experience, and an alternative perspective on health care,” says Henry Cha, president of Healthcare Interactive (HCI). “His invaluable insight into the delivery of health benefits will enhance our technology and platform.”


Jews’ 27-year career in the healthcare industry will prove beneficial to his new position with Healthcare Interactive. In his role on the Board, Jews will provide strategic guidance to HCI executives, assist in program oversight, contribute to thought leadership initiatives, and participate in business decisions and development. Other HCI Board members include George Pantos, Executive Director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute (HPM Institute) and former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce, and Rick Kohr, CEO of Evergreen Capital.


Drawing on his expertise from decades of experience working with some of America's most groundbreaking and innovative companies, Jews believes that HCI is on the cusp of transforming the healthcare industry.


"Healthcare Interactive is an emerging leader in helping businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations cope with rising healthcare costs," Jews said. "I look forward to working with the talented members of the HCI team to expand the firm's reach and to identify opportunities for growth."


Jews also serves on the Boards of Choice Hotels International, Fortress International Group, Inc., and the Baltimore-based Camden Learning Group.


HCI has pioneered a new business model called Healthcare Performance Management (HPM™).  Unlike traditional healthcare data warehouse tools, HCI’s interactive technology -- the Point to Point Healthcare® (P2P) Suite -- features a unique healthcare application warehouse that seamlessly integrates healthcare services, data, and applications from multiple vendors on a single, secure social network.


With 150,000 members and over 200 clients and a newly launched division servicing various levels of government, Healthcare Interactive is poised for expansion at a breakneck pace. Current HCI clients include The Men’s Wearhouse, Cumulus Media (a Blackstone Group portfolio company), Cantor Fitzgerald, the United Way, Viking Range and Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the holding company for the Washington Wizards and Capitals, as well as several hundred other firms around the nation.