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Microsoft HealthVault Be Well Fund Increased to $4.5 Million
Date:5/28/2008

Distinguished panel of judges to select winning online health applications

REDMOND, Wash., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. has increased award funding from $3 million to $4.5 million after receiving nearly 200 proposals from leading academic and research health organizations across the United States.

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Proposals represent a wide range of innovative online solutions designed to address significant health issues including childhood obesity, medication reconciliation, mobile health information gathering and dissemination, and diabetes management, as well as to help people manage their health more effectively. Strong interest and participation in the request for proposals (RFP) has made it one of the most successful Microsoft Research RFPs in the company's history.

A distinguished panel of judges, representing leaders from across the health field, will determine the recipients of awards from the Microsoft HealthVault Be Well Fund. The judging panel consists of the following people:

-- Adam Bosworth, CEO, Keas Inc.

-- Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives;

founder, Center for Health Transformation

-- Mark Liponis, M.D., corporate medical director, Canyon Ranch

-- Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., senior vice president for Health

Affairs and dean, School of Medicine; professor, Obstetrics and

Gynecology, Meharry Medical College

-- Leslie Norwalk, former acting administrator, Centers for Medicare &

Medicaid Services; strategic advisor, Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

-- Marc Pierson, M.D., regional vice president, Clinical Information and

Special Projects, and regional vice president of Medical Affairs,

PeaceHealth

-- Brent Ridge, M.D., vice president, H
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