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Acusis CEO Speaks At The Global Conference Institute

April 26, 2002

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Global Conference Institute's recent world health conference, How Policy is Influencing Healthcare and Medicine: Leaders Affecting Change and The Business of Healthcare, at the University of Chicago drew leading representatives from healthcare and medicine from the US and abroad to discuss current issues impacting healthcare and healthcare delivery.

Participating in a panel discussion entitled "The Strategic Direction and Outcome of Policy," was David Iwinski, President and CEO of Acusis, a Pittsburgh-based provider of medical transcription services. Also on the panel were noted speakers Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Geisinger Health System; Richard F. Corlin, M.D., President, American Medical Association; Irwin Birnbaum, Esq., COO, Yale University School of Medicine; and Richard Schrock, CFO, Ohio State University Medical Center.

Mr. Iwinski presented his perspective on the topic as a medical services provider. "As a business partner to healthcare providers, we are keenly aware of how our services affect the costs of healthcare delivery in an era of an aging population and increased technology." says Iwinski. "The business model on which we base our company includes a globally-based workforce of highly qualified transcriptionists, which enables us to offer a quality product as cost effectively as possible." he said.

In order to stay competitive in the current healthcare environment, Iwinski suggests that providers like Acusis need to think globally. "In today's healthcare environment the business of hospitals providing the best services possible is resulting in accelerated outsourced contracting. Maintaining flexibility and reacting quickly and intelligently to cost and quality market forces are key to the approaches one must take in delivering valued services." says Iwinski.

As the special highlight, the Global Conference Institute and its President and Chairman of the Board, Deborah S. Ziskind, honored actress Sharon Stone for her work as Chairman of the Campaign for AIDS Research for The American Foundation for AIDS Research. Stone was named recipient of The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award for 2002. The award was established in 1998 to recognize one individual in the world who has demonstrated a profound commitment and devotion to healthcare and humanitarianism.

"Acusis is truly a preeminent leader in the healthcare industry. We were delighted to have Mr. Iwinski and the vital commentary he added," said Deborah S. Ziskind, The Global Institute's President and Chairman of the Board.



Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Acusis offers cost-effective, quality medical dictation and transcription solutions to hospitals, clinics and physician practices throughout the United States. Globally based, with a highly skilled team of transcriptionists, the company provides 24/7 service with rapid turnaround time and secure Internet access. For more information on Acusis, visit or contact us at or call (866) 837-6158.

Contact: David Iwinski, President & CEO
(412) 209-1291


Ray Dyer
Vice President, Marketing
Acusis (412) 209-1261

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