SOURCE: Hearst Corporation

Hearst Corporation

March 08, 2011 03:00 ET

Jeff Dienhart Named Managing Director of Map of Medicine

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Hearst Corporation announced today that Jeff Dienhart has been named managing director of Map of Medicine, a subsidiary of Hearst Business Media. Dienhart succeeds Nat Billington, who has decided to leave the company. The appointment was announced today by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Richard P. Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media, and is effective immediately.

Dienhart joins the Map from Groupe Danone, where most recently he was U.K. medical division director, responsible for commercial functions. Dienhart has 17 years of experience with blue-chip life-science companies with a prior background in management consultancy. He has also led various industry and government affairs groups and is the departing British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) Chairman.

"I am very excited that Jeff is joining Map of Medicine," Malloch said. "Map of Medicine's patient pathways, based on the latest clinical evidence, have been used to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in the U.K. Jeff's senior management experience in working across the health care continuum -- providers, payers and patients -- will be invaluable to the growth of the company."

Regularly used by more than 7,500 clinical staff, Map of Medicine care maps are enabling clinical outcome improvements and productivity savings through local service reconfiguration across a growing range of conditions. Map of Medicine is successfully utilizing its experience gained with clients across the National Health Service (NHS) to simplify services commissioning across care settings, contributing to an improved patient experience. As the NHS faces a period of change, Map of Medicine is well positioned as the solution to address the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) challenge.

"I am delighted to be taking on this new role at this time, as the NHS enters a significant and challenging period of change," Dienhart said. "The Map of Medicine is ideally placed to support the increasing focus on improved productivity and patient outcomes, without sacrificing the overall care environment. We look forward to evolving alongside our health care and IT solutions partners, ensuring that the Map of Medicine's offerings continue to support the design and commissioning of optimum care maps as well as serve as a trusted information resource -- leading to the best possible treatment decisions."

About Map of Medicine
The ideal starting point for defining and communicating services, Map of Medicine is a collection of evidence-based, practice-informed care maps which connect all the knowledge and services around a clinical condition. Map of Medicine care maps can be customised to reflect local needs and practices, offering the opportunity to radically change the way commissioning of health and social care is planned and delivered locally. Map of Medicine is part of Hearst Business Media which is owned by Hearst Corporation, one of the world's largest diversified communications companies. For more information about Map of Medicine, call +44 (0)20 7492-6339 or visit www.mapofmedicine.com.

About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 38 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; nearly 200 magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; as well as business publishing, including a minority joint venture interest in Fitch Ratings; Internet and marketing services businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.

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