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HealthDay's Scott Roberts, Director of Technology, Named to LISTnet's Twenty Top Techies List

NORWALK, Connecticut, USA (December 29, 2009) – HealthDay, a leading producer and syndicator of health news, is pleased to announce that its Director of Technology, Scott Roberts, has been recognized as one of the “Twenty Top Techies” by the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet).

"The Twenty Top Techies award is designed to celebrate those who work behind the scenes to develop information technology solutions," said Roberts. "I'm very proud to have received this prominent award from LISTnet." The award was presented to him at LISTnet’s annual ceremony on December 7, 2009 in recognition of his achievements in creating and delivering technology solutions to the health care news industry.

HealthDay delivers health news daily to several thousand Web sites and other destinations. “Scott is responsible for the smooth operation of our electronic feeds to customers and is charged with making sure that they not only receive the feeds properly, but on time. HealthDay sends seven news feeds a day and each one is vital to the smooth operation of the system. One outage of even a few minutes can disrupt business significantly,” said Dan McKillen, president, HealthDay.

McKillen continues, “On top of all of those responsibilities, Scott also has editorial duties, including writing and editing articles on health care. He is the steady rock of our technical backbone and extremely valuable to the success and continued growth of our business.”

About Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet)

The objective of LISTnet is to promote Long Island as one of the national centers of excellence for Software and Technology solutions. This is achieved by facilitating collaborations between companies, establishing forums and events for the exchange of information, improving the quality / quantity of the labor force and partnering with companies that provide Long Island with all of the necessary services that will promote the continued growth of the Software and Technology Industries. Our goal is increased business for every LISTnet partner.

About HealthDay

HealthDay, a division of Scout News LLC, is a leading producer and syndicator of evidence-based health news for consumers and physicians and is the largest syndicator of that news to Internet sites. Its consumer health news service (www.healthday.com) appears on more than 5,000 Web sites such as Yahoo!, MSN, iVillage, US News & World Report, hundreds of hospitals and hospital group Web sites, as well as print publication Web sites across the country. HealthDay also produces Physician's Briefing (www.physiciansbriefing.com); a news service for physicians, nurses and other medical professionals that is updated twice daily providing 15 articles a day across 27 medical specialties. HealthDay also provides custom content for major health portals. The newest addition to the HealthDay portfolio is HealthDay TV, a 90-second news broadcast of essential health information which appears on several major media Web sites, U.S. government Web sites and other health information sites.

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