June 6, 2000

empactHealth.com Adds National Sales Expert Karen Malin to Senior Management Team

Nashville, TN, June 6, 2000 - empactHealth.com, a leading provider of e-procurement solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Karen J. Malin has joined the company's senior management team as Vice President, Channel Development. Malin has more than 17 years experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in medical equipment and device sales and marketing, both on the supplier side and the provider side. She is responsible for directing empactHealth.com's sales efforts focused on suppliers of medical and non-medical products to be offered through the company's electronic marketplace.

"Karen Malin is an outstanding addition to empactHealth's management team. Her years of experience in sales on both the supplier side and provider side will accelerate the rollout of our company's e-procurement offerings to the healthcare industry," stated Eddie Pearson, President and Chief Executive Officer of empactHealth.

Prior to joining empactHealth.com, Ms. Malin managed national accounts for Medtronic in the areas of Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular. Her account responsibility included Columbia/HCA and Consorta. She was formerly Senior Director of Corporate Accounts for MEDIQ PRN, the nation's largest supplier of moveable medical equipment, responsible for both the Columbia/HCA and Premier accounts.

Before managing corporate accounts for seven years on the supplier side, Ms. Malin worked on the provider side managing the equipment program for MedEcon Services, a regional Group Purchasing Organization headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Management of the equipment program included all equipment contracting as well as consulting services that were offered to the membership. Her background in medical equipment and devices also includes serving as an equipment analyst for M.D. Buyline, as well as a Clinical Applications Specialist for SpaceLabs, Inc.

Ms. Malin holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from The University of Texas - Arlington, where her studies also included advanced coursework in business and management. Early in her career, Ms. Malin practiced cardiac critical care nursing both at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and at the Irving, Texas Healthcare System.

About empactHealth.com

empactHealth is a leading provider of e-procurement solutions to the healthcare industry. The company offers web-based procurement solutions that synchronize the business processes of healthcare buyers and suppliers to reduce costs and increase efficiency on both sides of the healthcare supply chain. empactHealth.com's initial provider customers include Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Health Management Associates, LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and Triad Hospitals, Inc., which will be using the company's empactMarketplace in nearly 300 hospitals, as well as several hundred additional physician offices and ambulatory care facilities nationwide. empactHealth has also partnered with such leading companies as Johnson & Johnson, Baxter International, Medline, Commerce One, Healthcare.com, Dell, EMC, and Cognos. The company is headquartered in Nashville, TN and is privately funded. You may learn more about empactHealth.com by visiting www.empacthealth.com.


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