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Leading Authority on Health Benefits, David Hom, Joins Board of Directors of Healthcare Technology Innovator, NavigatorMD, Inc.

Former Pitney Bowes executive to help guide the company's strategic efforts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NavigatorMD, Inc. ( an innovator in providing comprehensive plan design and management technology, announced today that David Hom, Chairman of The Center of Health Value Innovation and former vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Pitney Bowes, has joined their Board of Directors.

"Today's self insured employers need integrated data to understand the health needs of their covered population, the technology to model plans to benefit both that population and the company, and the means to manage their health plan for success. Improving health and lowering costs are absolutely within reach with a plan designed specifically for these needs. David Hom led the pioneering efforts at Pitney Bowes to develop Value-Based Plan Design. He adds extensive experience and knowledge to our efforts in automating these processes. We will work together to create the product that will help companies create a healthier work force and lower health care costs for everyone. We are honored and excited that he has joined our Board of Directors and know that his presence will add great value to our strategy to provide the plan modeling and management technology for the 21st century," says Ernest Youngblood, Founder and CEO of NavigatorMD.

David Hom, who, along with Dr. Jack Mahoney, spearheaded Pitney Bowes' nationally recognized health care innovations, says, "Our experience at Pitney Bowes proves that the power inherent in the analytical availability of data provides the best means for innovative decisions in health plan design and management. The NavigatorMD tool will enable employers to understand their health care costs on a real time basis and the modeling application will allow them to make changes to their plan designs or communications with members on a real time basis, therefore, allowing employers to be proactive in managing the health of their members. I am excited about being part of NavigatorMD and the efforts to change traditional plan modeling to value-based plan strategy."

Beginning in 1992, Mr. Hom developed a nationally recognized and award- winning integrated health care strategy that focuses on increased employee productivity through disease, disability and demand management programs. His program design and the results have been recognized with various awards including 1998 NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Corporate Leadership Award, 1997 Washington Business Group on Health Top Five Corporate Programs for Women's Health Care Issues and the 1996 C. Everett Koop Award for Health Care University.

Mr. Hom co-authored with Dr. Jack Mahoney two books. Total Value Total Return: Seven Rules for Optimizing Employee Health Benefits for a Healthier and More Productive Workforce and BeneFIT Design - the 7 Steps to Value Based Designs; both have been read by health care professionals across the country.

Today, Mr. Hom leads The Center of Health Value Innovation ( in its efforts to establish value and produce evidence for sustainable health and financial improvement. Mr.Hom also serves on the

Board of Advisors of Purple Teal, Inc. ( that is pioneering web-based adherence management.

About NavigatorMD, Inc.

Utilizing more than two years of research and input from customers and the market, NavigatorMD is applying the latest in software development technology to create the next generation in health plan design and management. NavigatorMD's HIPAA compliant, turnkey, value-based health plan design and management tool will provide decision makers with all the data needed to design a comprehensive health care plan that is best for employees and for the company and most cost effective for both. Most importantly it provides a way to measure and compare the ongoing effects these changes have on both health of the employees and the economies of the plan, incorporating user defined measurements of goals, risks, compliance, changes in health risks and their financial impacts. Easy and intuitive to use, implementation is only a matter of days.

NavigatorMD will introduce its new plan design and management technology for the 21st century at the SIIA Conference in Chicago October 30th - November 1st.

For more information about NavigatorMD, please call (888) 462-8428 or visit

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