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Heath Decisions CIO Maurice Hagar Wins Business Leader Media's Movers & Shakers Award

Business Leader Media’s sixth annual award honors up-and-coming business leaders in the Triangle community.

Durham, NC, November 08, 2009 --( Health Decisions (, a full-service clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in high-efficiency adaptive solutions, congratulates its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Maurice Hagar, who received a 2009 Movers & Shakers award from Business Leader Media. The award recognizes Hagar as a rising leader among Triangle businesses with more than 100 employees.

Hagar leads information technology initiatives at Health Decisions with a focus on business innovation and agile processes. His team recently launched HD360˚--a state-of-the-art, adaptive clinical trials management system that allows biotech and pharmaceutical companies to reduce development costs and increase the delivery speed of life-enhancing drugs.

Hagar also serves as technology adviser to PogoHealth, an online resource for dietary supplement information. He is actively involved with a number of non-profits, and serves on the Board of Directors for the NC Society for Information Management, on the Management Advisory Council for the Association of Information Technology Professional, and on the CIO Forum's Executive Advisory Council.

“In the clinical research industry, a strong technology foundation is essential to developing products that enable faster, less risky development of pharmaceuticals,” said Health Decisions CEO Dr. Michael Rosenberg. “Maurice leads an innovative, flexible team whose expertise and advanced solutions consistently lead the industry. The combination of his vision and ability to execute makes him an exceptional individual, truly deserving of this recognition.”

Hagar and fellow winners were honored at a ceremony on Sept. 21, 2009 at The Royal Banquet & Conference Center in Raleigh, NC. Profiles of the 2009 Movers & Shakers were also featured in the Sept. 2009 issue of Business Leader magazine, which can be viewed online at

For more information, please contact Katie Hendrick, Marketing Specialist, by email at or by phone at +1.919.967.1111x116.

About Health Decisions

Health Decisions (, is a full-service, global clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in high-efficiency adaptive solutions that help biotech and pharmaceutical companies reduce development costs and increase the delivery speed of life enhancing drugs. Through integrated technology and agile clinical development methods that apply adaptive principles to both trial design and operations, Health Decisions provides sponsors unprecedented transparency and control and produces results 10-40 percent faster than traditional approaches.

Health Decisions is headquartered in Durham, NC, with over twenty years of drug development experience in setting new standards of speed and accuracy for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies in Phase I-IV trials across all major therapy areas.

Health Decisions was recently named among Business Leader magazine’s 2009 Business Champions, the Inc 500, and the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500. For more information, please visit the company's website at

About Business Leader Media:
Since 1989, Business Leader Media has focused on providing regional business profiles, business news, leader profiles, and best practices to C-level executives and business owners. Business Leader Media develops magazines, Web sites, e-newsletters and events that support the critical local market information needs of business leaders.

About Business Leader in the Triangle:
Business Leader Media publishes Business Leader magazine, The Book of Leaders and the Corporate Relocation Guide in the Triangle, the Park Newcomers Guide in RTP, and The North Carolina Legal Guide. Business Leader operates the area’s largest newswire featuring daily business news, business rankings, and business profiles at

The company hosts over 30 local business events each year in the Triangle, including the annual Movers & Shakers, Women Extraordinaire, Hall of Fame, Business Champions and Healthiest Company/CEO, Top 100 Small Businesses, Top CFOs awards, and two monthly breakfast speaker series featuring top Triangle and RTP CEOs.

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Katie Hendrick, Marketing Specialist

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