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AG Mednet Appoints Barbara J. McNeil, M.D., Ph.D. to Board of Directors


6/4/2007 12:20:04 PM

BOSTON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AG Mednet, the world's largest diagnostic imaging exchange network, today announced that Barbara J. McNeil, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. McNeil currently serves as the Ridley Watts Professor and is the Founding Head of the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. She also serves as a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. McNeil brings four decades of healthcare policy development, medical research and clinical experience to the AG Mednet board. Her work in radiology, technology analysis and quality of care is world-renowned.

"We feel very privileged and extremely pleased that Dr. McNeil has agreed to join AG Mednet's Board of Directors," said Abraham Gutman, founder and CEO of AG Mednet. "Dr. McNeil's experience and foresight into the evolution of imaging, healthcare services and how technological advancements will affect patient care and government policy are unparalleled. Her counsel and guidance will be invaluable to AG Mednet."

Dr. McNeil is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Blue Cross Technology Evaluation Commission. She has also served on the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission and the Medicare Coverage Advisory Commission, of which she was vice-chair. Dr. McNeil has also served on the Radiopharmaceutical Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and currently is serving on the Science Board of the FDA as well as its subcommittee charged with evaluating FDA science. Additionally, she has served on a myriad editorial advisory boards, including the publications committee of the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. McNeil received an AB degree in Chemistry from Emmanuel College, her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.

"My research has focused largely on identifying the most appropriate, effective and highest quality medical technologies and imaging procedures for patients, and I have dedicated my career to improving patient care," said Dr. McNeil. "I am looking forward to working with AG Mednet to help hospitals and research centers accomplish this goal by improving diagnostic imaging exchange, connecting peer networks of doctors and researchers and, ultimately, providing the best medical care to the people who need it."

About AG Mednet

AG Mednet is the world's largest diagnostic imaging exchange network. With AG Mednet, hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers provide the highest standard of scan interpretation to referring physicians, improving patient care and service. Radiologists who want to expand their business benefit from anytime/anywhere access to flawless images. Pharmaceutical, bio-tech, device and clinical research organizations that utilize imaging technology now have an automated way to recruit imaging sites and exchange secure images, reducing time and costs. AG Mednet is headquartered in Boston and serves the global medical community. For more information call 1-888-9AGMEDNET or visit http://www.agmednet.com.

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CONTACT: Kathy Wilson, +1-781-652-0499, kwilson@tieronepr.com; or KeriMattox, +1-215-791-0105, kmattox@tieronepr.com, both for AG Mednet


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