MINNEAPOLIS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SearchAmerica®, a part of Experian and a leader in financial clearing technology and collections analytics for health care, announced that Dan Buell has joined the company as senior vice president. In this new role, Buell will be responsible for product, marketing and business operations as the company continues to provide a suite of software applications that assist hospitals in adopting new collections strategies to better serve their communities in today's economy.
"We are pleased to welcome Dan Buell to our management team at SearchAmerica," said Daniel Johnson, president of SearchAmerica. "Hospitals are looking for innovative products and services to improve their collections process and are borrowing best practices proven in other industries, such as banking and telecommunications. Dan brings this extensive cross-industry knowledge to SearchAmerica, and his leadership will help us serve our health care network's customers as they adopt these best practices."
Prior to joining SearchAmerica, Buell served as vice president of Credit Services Marketing at Experian, where he was responsible for developing and driving key strategies to optimize growth and market share for the U.S. collections business. Buell is an industry expert in the collections and credit services fields and is a frequent speaker at various industry events. He most recently gave the keynote address at the 2010 Ontario Systems Users Conference, the 2010 Debt Connection Symposium and the 2010 ACA Conference.
SearchAmerica, a part of Experian, offers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products and services to more than 500 hospitals nationwide and is the industry leader in financially clearing patients through its address verification, prediction of payment, automated screening for charity, Medicaid, and other government programs and services. SearchAmerica's newest offering, Collection Performance Advisor(SM), provides health systems with a decisioning system that segments and routes patient accounts to the appropriate collection team or outside agency to improve cash collections and revenue cycles. SearchAmerica's quality and accuracy are best-in-class, and health care providers benefit from smarter data, which produces a healthier bottom line. For additional information, contact SearchAmerica at 1 763 416 1000 or visit http://www.searchamerica.com.
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