Predictive Modeling Technology Leader to Discuss Positive Impact on Care Management Programs at Annual Symposium

MEDai, Inc., a leading provider of advanced solutions for healthcare that utilize award-winning predictive modeling technology, has been invited to present a one-hour session in conjunction with HealthNow New York, Inc. at the upcoming BlueCross BlueShield 2006 Blue Health IT Symposium in Memphis, TN. The session will highlight the results HealthNow New York has realized utilizing MEDai's predictive modeling solution, Risk Navigator Clinicalâ„¢, as part of its overall care management initiatives.

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Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 3, 2006

MEDai, Inc., a leading provider of advanced solutions for healthcare that utilize award-winning predictive modeling technology, has been invited to present a one-hour session in conjunction with HealthNow New York, Inc. at the upcoming BlueCross BlueShield 2006 Blue Health IT Symposium in Memphis, TN. The session will highlight the results HealthNow New York has realized utilizing MEDai's predictive modeling solution, Risk Navigator Clinicalâ„¢, as part of its overall care management initiatives.

HealthNow New York, which does business as BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, uses Risk Navigator Clinical to identify high impact members whose costs and quality of care can be positively impacted by proactive interventions. The solution provides specific recommendations for care managers using evidence-based guidelines.

For more than a decade, MEDai's Risk Navigator Clinical has accurately identified prospective high risk patients to help its clients improve member health and quality of care while controlling cost. The advantage of MEDai's prediction engine is its use of the right combination of linear and non-linear models to correctly "fit" the characteristics of each client's population. In addition, Risk Navigator Clinical provides modules that facilitate physician engagement, evidenced-based guideline gap analysis and provider profiling, all of which improve the sharing of communication between healthcare constituents leading to improved healthcare delivery.

About HealthNow New York, Inc.

HealthNow New York, Inc. does business as BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, BlueShield of Northeastern New York and HealthNow in central New York and operates a Medicare claims processing division. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, HealthNow is one of the Northeast's leading healthcare companies with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion.

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York is an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

About MEDai, Inc.

MEDai, Inc. is a leading health information company offering award-winning solutions for the improvement of healthcare delivery. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, payors and care management organizations are able to predict patients at risk, identify cost drivers for their high risk population, forecast future health plan costs, evaluate patient patterns over time and improve outcomes.

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