WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, today announced that Carole Hodsdon has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

As MEDecision's EVP and Chief Technology Officer since 2009, Hodsdon has been instrumental in the vision and execution of the Company's platform and product strategy, including spearheading MEDecision's $85+ million research and development investment in the next generation of its market-leading health management platform. This includes investments in a state of the art event-driven service-oriented architecture (EDA) to deliver more effective data integration, real-time business and clinical insight and improved agility and collaboration across the care management ecosystem.

In her new position as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Hodsdon adds to her responsibilities the executive leadership of the people and processes at MEDecision which service its health plan and provider clients, better aligning the client operations, professional services and human resources organizations to focus on client needs and requirements for innovation, implementation and integration.

Hodsdon will continue to report to Deborah M. Gage, president and chief executive officer for MEDecision.

"Carole has an outstanding track record, extensive healthcare IT and software development experience, but, most importantly, she understands how to deliver the technology platform innovation that healthcare payers and providers need to capitalize on the revolutionary changes underway in this industry," said Gage. "At MEDecision, we believe the primary values we offer are innovation, implementation and integration, and Carole's expanded role will give us and our clients strong support to deliver these values flawlessly."

Hodsdon joined MEDecision after nine years with the CIGNA Corporation, where she held the positions of vice president of enterprise technologies, senior vice president of application development and senior vice president of eCommerce. She previously held management positions at Standard & Poor's, Unisys Corporation, and United Parcel Service, Inc.

For more information about MEDecision, please visit www.MEDecision.com. Follow the company on Twitter at @MEDecision and on Facebook at www.MEDecision.com/Facebook.

About MEDecision
MEDecision's contribution to the healthcare industry is a powerful platform that delivers meaningful data to inform the most important healthcare transaction: patient care. We start with a philosophy that patients, providers and payers are all driving towards better health outcomes and that this common interest dictates the need for collaborative working environments. Then, we apply 23 years of experience, $85+ million in research and development and the strongest clinical knowledge to deliver the MEDecision collaborative health management platform, which includes Nexalign®, a health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient's behalf, Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management, and InFrame™, a set of tools to facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations. For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.

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