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American Imaging Management Debuts Patient Safety Podcasts
Date:7/14/2009

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management((R)) (AIM((R))), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), and leading imaging benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing more than 35 million consumers, announced that it has added educational podcasts to the Patient Safety section of the company's Web site, www.americanimaging.net.

Narrated by David Soffa, MD, FACR, the initial podcasts provide information on AIM's Patient Safety program and commentary on several imaging technologies such as mammography. Dr. Soffa, a Board certified radiologist, is AIM's senior vice president, Medical Affairs. Additional podcasts are in development and will be released on the Web site in the near future. Podcasts are the latest component to the company's patient safety efforts that were launched in 2008 to provide information and resources regarding diagnostic imaging. The podcasts can be accessed at http://www.americanimaging.net/safety/Podcast/.

"As diagnostic imaging continues to evolve, it is increasingly important that information be made available to promote informed decision making between patients and their physicians," said Thomas Weisman, MD, MS, MBA, CPE, AIM's chief medical officer. "Podcasts offer another avenue for AIM to share information that can support this aspect of the patient-physician relationship."

As one of the leading radiology benefit managers in the United States, AIM implemented the first components of its Patient Safety program in 2008. These components include the "Ask AIMEE" web application, which provides information on radiation dose and common uses of advanced imaging tests.

About American Imaging Management

American Imaging Management, Inc. ("AIM") is a leading company in the radiology benefit management industry. AIM promotes the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging through the application of widely accepted clinical guidelines delivered through an innovative platform of technologies and programs. AIM pioneered the use of web technology in diagnostic imaging management and has continually integrated service and technology to create a more effective and efficient clinical review process to support the physician-patient relationship. Through a commitment to delivering excellence in clinical content, service, innovation and operational performance, AIM has developed a national client base of health plans, and currently provides management services to over 35 million health plan members. AIM is an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP). For more information on AIM, please visit http://www.americanimaging.net.


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