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Intel and Hammes present “The Business Value of Healthcare IT”

BROOKFIELD, Wis., November 7, 2007 –The computer chip giant, Intel and Hammes Company have joined forces to offer health and hospital system executives a unique opportunity to foster the exchange of ideas, business experiences, and best practices in healthcare technology. The next conference in this series, entitled “The Business Value of Healthcare IT”, will be held in Houston, Texas on November 15, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hammes and Intel are presenting this conference series, designed specifically for the industry-based C-suite, about the need to integrate IT into future healthcare building design. These conferences are structured as a dialogue vs. strictly lecture. CEOs, CFOs and CIOs from John Hopkins Partners, Harvard Group and the Department of Defense participated in the first conference held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

“We were very pleased with what we learned from the first conference in Cambridge,” says Rich Galling, President, Hammes Company. “As thought leaders in our industry, the value we bring to clients is to drive state-of-the-art solutions. The information we are gathering at these conferences will help our clients to better plan for the future expansion of information technology.”

“Hammes is currently planning a development with Virtua Health in New Jersey,” says Mark Coughlin, Vice President, Hammes Company. “This is a perfect example of an instance where we successfully incorporated information technology into the early phases of a project’s design. The ability to marry physical brick and mortar development with the IT requirements in the most efficient way possible, will create the best facility for patient care and staff.”

Throughout the day-long conference, presentations will be made by representatives of Hammes Company and Intel. In addition to relevant panel discussions, time will be allotted for Q&A. The keynote is entitled “The Health Information Supply Chain; Managing Complexity to Save Lives and Achieve ROI”.

The conferences will be available via podcast and webcast to healthcare executives at no charge. The number of participants is limited, so to secure admission, executives interested in attending or listening in should RSVP at www.executivehealthcareexchange.com. This website will also offer information on upcoming conferences, including the next one that will be held in St. Louis.