SOURCE: Health Systems International

January 31, 2007 16:28 ET

Health Systems International Announces New Vice President of Operations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Health Systems International, a leading provider of medical discount solutions since 1987, has announced the promotion of Kate Ott to the position of Vice President of Operations. Ms. Ott will oversee the company's operations and manage the development of process improvement, efficiencies, and increase medical savings.

Ms. Ott has over 20 years of extensive experience in operational management and large technology integration projects including previous executive positions at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and consultant services for Eli Lilly. Ms. Ott has been responsible for numerous large-scale business process improvement projects during her tenure in healthcare. In her position at HSI, Ms. Ott will control all aspects of operations for the HSI Indianapolis, IN corporate office and the HSI Rockford, IL data center.

"Kate brings a truly committed, efficient approach to operations that is required to keep our company active and reactive to our clients' needs," said Russ Sherlock, President and CEO of Health Systems International. "We look forward to the progressive advances under her guidance and leadership."

Kate began her career with HSI in 2006 as the Director of Business Development. She is active in all aspects of the company's strategic initiatives and has been instrumental in developing and enhancing service levels through process improvement and utilization of enhanced technology.

About Health Systems International (HSI)

Health Systems International provides simplified access to the most comprehensive selection of Medical Discount Solutions. Since 1987, HSI has utilized proprietary technology, experienced staff, and the largest data base of discounted medical networks to offer our worldwide clients solutions designed to achieve the lowest cost of care. Solutions include: medical claims repricing, medical bill review, medical assistance, and provider network data management services.

HSI has four business lines including the Domestic Payor Industry, the International Payor Industry, the Maritime Industry, and the PPO Network Industry. Clients include Maritime P& I groups, Ship Owners, Adjusters, Correspondence Agencies, Health Care Insurers, Travel Assistance Companies, Government Agencies, Third Party Administrators (TPAs), National, Regional and Specialty Networks (PPOs).

Health Systems International, Inc. is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information visit the web site at

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