SOURCE: CollaborateMD

October 21, 2008 07:00 ET

CollaborateMD Founder Wins Orlando Business Journal Award

Douglas Kegler Announced as Health Care Hero for Administrative Excellence

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - CollaborateMD, a leading provider of Internet practice management and medical billing software for the healthcare industry, celebrates today the esteemed Orlando Business Journal award presented to Company President & CEO Douglas Kegler. The special recognition for changing the way health care organizations do business comes quickly on the heels of the prestigious Inc. 5000 award presented to CollaborateMD for three-year sales growth of over 300%.

According to the nomination criteria released by the local business journal, award eligibility was based upon the significance of contribution(s) made to the area's health care industry. Kegler's nomination form, submitted by his CollaborateMD team, cited his "enduring dedication to build customer loyalty" as a key reason they felt he was worthy of recognition.

A more likely explanation, however, is the unique hybrid Software as a Service (Saas) platform upon which Kegler built his medical billing software, which revolutionized the way in which medical organizations do business. Specifically, the hybrid model combines the advantages of a browser-based program with the benefits of a server-based application to offer speed, security, convenience and flexibility at an affordable price. Still, the free software updates and upgrades and the implementation of a pay-as-you go plan -- which Kegler instituted nearly a decade ago to keep customers' costs down -- certainly carried enough weight to make the entrepreneur stand out in the eyes of the judges.

Kegler is joined by Lars Houmann, president and CEO of Florida Hospital, and John Hillenmeyer, president and CEO of Orlando Health, who are also recipients of the Health Care Hero award for Administrative Excellence.

About CollaborateMD

CollaborateMD has been helping medical billing services and medical practices save time and money since 1999. CollaborateMD offers the health care industry a HIPAA-compliant, 100% Java, hybrid SaaS medical practice management software application with the speed of a local PC application and the "use anywhere" flexibility of a Web browser application. For more information, visit or call 888-348-8457.