Marc Holland Joins IDC’s Health Industry Insights Company

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 25, 2005 – Health Industry Insights, an IDC company, today announced that Marc Holland, a nationally recognized thought leader in how information technology can improve business processes in the health industry, has joined the company as Program Director, Health Provider Research. In his new role, Mr. Holland will provide research-based advisory and consulting services that will enable health provider executives to maximize the business value of their technology investments and minimize technology risk through accurate planning.

"Marc's in-depth understanding of the needs of the health industry is grounded in over 25 years of healthcare and IT research experience," said Jim Hansen, vice president of Research, Health Industry Insights. "He brings an ideal blend of industry expertise, information technology and market research, which makes him a vital part of our organization, and a tremendous resource for our clients."

Mr. Holland's most recent experience was as President of System Research Services (SRS), a software development and consulting firm specializing in strategic consulting, information systems management, and operations improvement, primarily for hospitals.

Prior to joining SRS, Mr. Holland was a hospital system IT Outsourcing Executive for both First Consulting Group (FCG) and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he directed an annual outsourcing contract of $28 million, with responsibility for all applications, operations, client relations, regulatory compliance, project management office, financial reporting and service level agreement metrics reporting. Previously, he served as a senior advisor at Superior Consulting Company (now ACS), focusing on healthcare IT planning and implementation.

Additionally, Mr. Holland served as Deputy CIO at Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest, private, not-for-profit hospitals in the U.S., with responsibility for IT planning, clinical and administrative system selection and integration (including ambulatory), system quality assurance and management reporting. Previously, as Director of Management Sciences at Montefiore, he led numerous operations research and process improvement initiatives, including revenue cycle, ERP, lab, pharmacy, radiology, and emergency department patient flow redesign.

Mr. Holland is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and was a contributing author to the HIPAA Security Compliance Guide. He holds a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. from New York University, with an emphasis in operations research and industrial engineering.

For additional information about Health Industry Insights, visit www.healthindustry-insights.com .

About Health Industry Insights

Health Industry Insights is based in Framingham, Massachusetts and operates throughout the world utilizing IDC's network of global facilities. Our focus is to provide strategic business technology and application advice for the health industry. IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology and telecommunications industries. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. Over 775 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. For more than 40 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com/ .