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Roundtable Forum: E-health / Health Care Information Technology

JAMES J. KUMPEL is a Health Care Services Analyst focusing on growth companies in the e-health/healthcare information technology industry, as well as assisted living and long-term care. He has been with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. since 1997 and his work on dynamics of the e- health industry, quality of earnings and valuation issues has been widely recognized. In addition, Mr. Kumpel is the author of a landmark healthcare Internet white paper that outlines the opportunities and pitfalls in the industry. Previously, he was associated with Morgan Stanley in Japan and IBM Asia Pacific. Mr. Kumpel graduated with an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University. Profile
CAREN TAYLOR is a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at E*OFFERING in San Francisco. She was formerly associated with Robertson Stephens & Company and with Everen Securities. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin from which she received a BA in Mathematics, Ms. Taylor holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the AIMR and a member of the San Francisco Society of Security Analysts. Profile
BENJAMIN M.W. ROOKS is an Executive Director and Senior Analyst at CIBC World Markets, where his coverage universe includes e-health information systems and pharmacy benefits management. He joined the firm in September 1997, after two years as a Senior Analyst at Vector Securities International, Inc. Previously, Mr. Rooks was an Associate Analyst at Adams, Harkness and Hill, Inc. He has spoken at numerous e-health conferences, appearing on CNN Financial News, has been a guest lecturer at the Wharton School and is frequently quoted in national publications. Prior to his Wall Street career, Mr. Rooks worked in managed care and healthcare consulting. He earned his MBA in Healthcare from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Psychology from Brandeis University. Profile
TWST: Caren, will you begin by telling us about the approach that you

take to e-health, or if you prefer, to healthcare Internet and to

healthcare information technology?

Ms. Taylor: