April 14, 2005

Decision Resources, Inc., Acquires Metropolitan Market Analysis Product Line From Health Strategies Group, Inc.

Acquisition Adds To the Already Robust Managed Care and Health Care Market Intelligence Portfolio from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and health care issues, announced today that it has acquired the Regional Health Dynamics product line from Health Strategies Group, a research and consulting firm working primarily with pharmaceutical and biotech product manufacturers. Regional Health Dynamics, an advisory service that analyzes local health care market dynamics and identifies implications for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, will be integrated into the current Market Overview intelligence offering from HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a Nashville-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Decision Resources.

“We are excited to augment HealthLeaders-InterStudy’s market assessment offerings with Regional Health Dynamics,” said Scott McQuigg, President of HealthLeaders-InterStudy. “The addition of Regional Health Dynamics will enhance our analysis of the health care forces at work – health systems, payors, physician groups, employers, legislation – in the nation’s top metropolitan markets. The integration of the Regional Health Dynamics product with our existing Market Overview service will provide our customers with the most in-depth analysis and data of local health care marketplaces available.”

“Decision Resources is committed to the growth of HealthLeaders-InterStudy to help meet the market need for up-to-date, relevant, accurate information on the managed care environment,” said Peter Hoenigsberg, President and CEO of Decision Resources, Inc. “The next few years will be pivotal in the ever-evolving managed care sector, and HealthLeaders-InterStudy will be at the forefront of interpreting the rapid changes through its collection of data and analysis of current and future trends.”

About Market Overview

The Market Overview service analyzes local health care market dynamics in the nation’s top 75 metropolitan markets, providing an in-depth assessment of the complex local relationships that exist between health systems, hospitals, physician organizations, managed care, employers, and governmental agencies. Market Overview provides insight on key influences, market events, and alliances, along with profiles of the major health care organizations. Key local demographic and statistical information is also captured in a proprietary database that allows clients to create custom queries and comparative analyses.

About HealthLeaders-InterStudy

HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a newly formed company of Decision Resources, Inc., is the authoritative source for managed care and health care market data, analysis, and news. For more information, please visit both Web sites at www.HealthLeaders.com and www.InterStudyPublications.com.
About Decision Resources

Decision Resources, Inc., (www.decisionresources.com) is a world leader in research publications, advisory services, and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources, and master their chosen markets.

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