SOURCE: Hx Technologies Inc (HxTI)

June 06, 2007 07:00 ET

Health Policy Leader Uwe Reinhardt to Advise Hx Technologies

Esteemed Princeton University Healthcare Economist Joins HxTI Board of Advisors

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Hx Technologies Inc (HxTI), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging management services and health information exchanges, today announced that renowned healthcare economist Uwe Reinhardt has been appointed to the company's Board of Advisors.

Dr. Reinhardt is recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on healthcare economics. He is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. He writes and lectures extensively to provide the industry, policy makers and the public with critical insights into the complexities of the US healthcare system, an appreciation for key trends, comparisons with international health systems, and the likely impact of proposed reforms in the US.

Dr. Reinhardt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978. He is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research and has served as a commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Committee established in 1986 by Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians. He is a trustee of Duke University and the Duke University Health System. Dr. Reinhardt is a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has served on numerous editorial boards, among them the Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Quarterly, Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"We are privileged to have Dr. Reinhardt's guidance in our endeavors to unscatter healthcare," said Dr. Elliot Menschik, HxTI's president. "We look forward to his contributions as we continue our efforts to enable the most timely and accurate diagnoses, the most effective interventions, and the least waste of resources by addressing head-on the fragmentation of patients' health information across different providers and facilities."

About Hx Technologies Inc (www.hxti.com)

Hx Technologies (HxTI) is a healthcare services and information technology company that works with payers, providers, and regional health information organizations (RHIOs) to speed diagnosis, improve accuracy, reduce the cost of care, and manage the utilization of diagnostic services through health information exchange. With the support of the National Institutes of Health, the company has pioneered the building and operation of secure electronic networks that enable patients' medical information to follow them privately and seamlessly wherever they receive care. HxTI launched and operates the Philadelphia Health Information Exchange, the nation's first exchange of diagnostic imaging data, which has been recognized as one of few functioning HIE/RHIOs in the United States.