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PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 2, 2008) – The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce proudly announced the winners of the 2009 Excellence Awards Honoring the Region’s Small Businesses – the most esteemed honor bestowed on small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region. Sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, InstaMed was awarded the 2009 Technology Excellence Award for the Greater Philadelphia area.

“The awards honor the small business community’s entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, innovation and perseverance,” said Mark S. Schweiker, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. “These recipients embody the promise of our region and their successful enterprises make this an attractive place to do business.”

Nominated by their peers throughout the 11-county region, the awards are presented in 10 categories. The Technology Excellence category has been awarded to InstaMed in recognition for its position as the industry leading healthcare payments network and platform.

“We are honored to receive this award and represent the technological contributions coming from the Philadelphia metro region,” said Bill Marvin, President and CEO of InstaMed. “We set out in 2004 to simplify healthcare payments and we are proud to have built and delivered the first integrated processing platform for healthcare and payment transactions. Our technology has now processed over $1.7 billion in healthcare payments and we have over 12,500 users in 48 states.”

Since 1982, the Excellence Awards dinner has been the region’s premier celebration of the exceptional achievements of small businesses and small business owners, which are the backbone of the Greater Philadelphia business community and comprise 85% of the Chamber’s 5,000 member companies.

About InstaMed
InstaMed is the industry leading healthcare payments network and platform. InstaMed’s mission is to transform the healthcare payment process for healthcare Providers, Payers, Banks and Patients so their payment experience is simple, convenient, reliable and secure. InstaMed processes all of the healthcare and payment transactions in the healthcare revenue cycle and offers patent pending, integrated healthcare and payment transactions that accelerate the healthcare payment process and reduce the administrative costs to all parties. InstaMed currently supports the healthcare payment processing needs of over 700 hospital and clinic locations; practice management vendors and billing services representing over 50,000 providers; and hundreds of healthcare payers of all sizes. InstaMed is registered with Visa and MasterCard as a PSP of U.S. Bank. InstaMed is Payment Card Industry Level One certified and fully accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission as a healthcare clearinghouse. InstaMed is an AHIP Solutions Partner (America’s Health Insurance Plans), a member of the C.O.R.E. Initiative (Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange), the Medical Banking Project, ASC X12, HBMA (Healthcare Billing & Management Association), Electronic Payments Network ACH Association Services, and WEDI (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange). Visit InstaMed on the web at www.instamed.com.

About the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
As the premier advocate for the region’s business community, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce embraces a mission to promote regional economic growth, advance business-friendly public policy, and provide effective programs and services for its approximately 5,000 member companies. A private, not-for-profit organization, the Chamber unites members in 11 counties across three states with one vision. Visit greaterphilachamber.com.

InstaMed Contact:
InstaMed Public Relations
[email protected]
(215) 789-3680

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Contact:
Linda Brooke
[email protected]
(215) 790-3615

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