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Sixteen Organizations Implement ACG Rx-PM Predictive Modeling from Johns Hopkins University, DST Health Solutions
Date:11/6/2007

ACG Rx-PM Software Helps Organizations Rapidly Identify High-Risk Cases,

Provide Effective Care Management Services and Improve Underwriting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and DST Health Solutions announced that 16 organizations have adopted ACG Rx-PM, pharmacy-based predictive modeling software that helps organizations rapidly identify at-risk patients for care management. These new clients represent the managed care, Medicaid agency, pharmacy benefit administration and consulting sectors. Terms were not disclosed.

Johns Hopkins University developed the ACG (Adjusted Clinical Groups) System's Rx-PM predictive models-based on retail pharmacy claims information -- during 2006. DST Health Solutions has been the exclusive distributor of the Johns Hopkins ACG System since 1992.

"Rx-PM represents a wonderful complement to the ACG System," said Mike Salzillo, chief statistician for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. "It affords us the opportunity to integrate new data sources into our predictive models for greater statistical performance and more clinical texture. We think that the combination of pharmacy-based predictive models with diagnosis-based predictive models will lead to greater insights into patient quality and population health."

The basis of the system is a new approach for classifying NDC (national drug codes) codes called Rx-MGs (Rx morbidity groups). Rx-MGs group NDC codes by characteristics of underlying patient morbidity. Pharmacy-based predictive models have advantages because pharmacy data is timelier, more complete and has more clinical texture. Rx-PM complements the Johns Hopkins ACG-PM models, which are based on medical claims information. Rx-PM and ACG-PM provide a powerful capability to identify high-risk cases for care management and underwriting.

"Pharmacy is a critical component in understanding predictive modeling," said Jonathan Weiner, co-developer of the original ACG system and leader of the ACG research and development team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "This addition to the Johns Hopkins ACG software suite will enable organizations to more rapidly identify at-risk patients and intervene to improve outcomes."

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been the state's leading health insurer for 68 years and now covers more than 680,000 customers. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

About DST Health Solutions

DST Health Solutions delivers applications and outsourcing services to improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, increase speed to market and improve customer service for health plans, consumer-directed health plans, Medicare plans and physician practices. DST Health Solutions' enterprise applications, and ASP and BPO services support 390 healthcare clients, representing 38 million covered lives, 360 million health plan claims, 3 5 million physician business transactions and 500,000 consumer-directed members annually. For more information about DST Health Solutions, visit http://www.dsthealthsolutions.com.

The information and comments above may include forward-looking statements respecting DST and its businesses. Such information and comments are based on DST's views as of today, and actual actions or results could differ. There could be a number of factors affecting future actions or results, including those set forth in DST's latest periodic financial report (Form 10-K or 10-Q) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such factors should be considered in evaluating any forward-looking comment. The Company will not update any forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect future events.


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