MEDecision Names New CIO; Enterprise Software Company Set to Capitalize on Healthcare Industry Opportunities with Executive Promotions

WAYNE, Pa.--()--April 25, 2006--MEDecision Inc., a leader in collaborative care management, today announced that Ronald D. Nall has been appointed executive vice president and chief information officer. The company also announced the promotions of several key executives noted below. Mr. Nall's primary charter will be to strengthen MEDecision's ongoing development of proprietary business application software designed to improve efficiencies and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery. He replaces Claire Annechini, who recently retired.

"Ron is a talented and driven leader who brings a wealth of enterprise software experience to the delivery of healthcare information technology," said John H. Capobianco, president and chief marketing officer at MEDecision. "Continuing on our accelerated growth path, MEDecision is confident that Ron's appointment will help to properly position MEDecision not only for today, but for our continuing success in the area of collaborative care management software."

MEDecision focuses on delivering collaborative care management solutions, both on its own and through its CollaboraCare Consortium, which now includes 15 member vendors that address information deficiencies in health care delivery. The company's extensive experience in the development of payer-based health records helps managed care organizations and emerging RHIOs provide the much needed clinical data exchange at the point of care. This collaborative information delivery assists their provider networks and members in continuing their efforts to reduce errors, enhance treatment opportunities, improve outcomes and provide more affordable healthcare.

As chief information officer, Nall will oversee MEDecision's information technology operations including development and delivery of new and emerging technologies. As a member of the executive team, he will help improve business operations and IT efficiency within the company.

Immediately prior to joining MEDecision, Mr. Nall, as a consultant, provided product management and customer support services to a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies. Previously, he was executive vice president of services and product delivery for SynQuest, Inc., where under his direction, the support and maintenance team maintained a 95+ percent customer retention record while introducing five major software products. Mr. Nall's extensive experience also includes executive IT positions at PowerCerv, Datalogic International and Computer Associates International, and key posts with UCCEL Corporation, Texas Instruments and Electronic Data Systems. He holds an MBA and BS in Management from the University of West Florida.

Complementing Mr. Nall in their respective areas of accountability, several MEDecision executives have assumed increased responsibilities and recently received the following promotions:

-- Terry Beck, vice president, sales

-- Mary Boyle, vice president, product management

-- David Comiciotto, vice president, corporate quality

-- Tracey Costello, vice president, corporate marketing

-- Dennis Johnson, vice president, finance

-- Danielle Russella, executive vice president, sales

-- Kristel Schimmoller, senior vice president, product marketing

-- Mary Jo Timlin-Hoag, senior vice president, client operations

About MEDecision

MEDecision is a leader in collaborative care management. Founded in 1988, the company's software solutions create a seamless payer-based medical management system to analyze, apply, administer and automate the management of healthcare programs, and provide a common patient view at the point of care. This common patient view is powered by MEDecision's clinically validated payer-based health record, a comprehensive source of broad patient medical information, and an effective step toward the Electronic Health Record that is central to the coming revolution in health care information technology. MEDecision's customers manage the care of approximately one in every six Americans with health insurance. For more information about MEDecision, please call 610-540-0202, email or visit

MEDecision is a trademark of MEDecision, Inc. The MEDecision logo and product names are also trademarks or registered trademarks of MEDecision, Inc. Other products and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.


Laura Paden, 818-597-0480


Laura Paden, 818-597-0480