Daniel Johnson recognized by business leaders for vision, determination and drive to address today's health care challenges
MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SearchAmerica, a part of Experian and a leader in financial clearing services for health care, today announced that its president, Daniel Johnson, has been named as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) Award in Minnesota and the Dakotas.
"I am honored to be recognized by our area's business leaders for creating and building a company that is growing, but more importantly, it changes lives," said Daniel Johnson, president of SearchAmerica, a part of Experian. "I founded SearchAmerica after discovering that at a typical hospital only 60 percent of patients who qualify for financial assistance are identified and enrolled. Learning this, I was determined to develop technology services so hospitals could enroll 100 percent of qualified patients. Since 2001, SearchAmerica has helped more than 5 million low-income patients get enrolled in financial assistance programs."
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.
Award winners will be announced at a gala event on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the world's most prestigious award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
About SearchAmerica, Inc.
SearchAmerica, a part of Experian, leads the industry financially clearing patients using address verification, prediction of payment, and automated screening for charity, Medicaid, and other government programs with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services. The company provides a complete range of products that are used by more than 500 hospitals to improve their revenue cycles. SearchAmerica's quality and accuracy is best in class, and healthcare providers benefit from smarter data which produces a healthier bottom line. Documented case studies prove a significant return on investment, consistent with favorable public relations. For additional information, please contact SearchAmerica at 1 763 416 1000 or visit http://www.searchamerica.com.
Experian(R) is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage. For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Experian has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. The Group employs approximately 15,500 people in 38 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries around the world. Revenue for the year ended March 31, 2008, was $4 billion.
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