SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Heritage Provider Network presented checks totaling $80,000 to the two teams leading the $3million Heritage Health Prize competition at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California. The global competition is now at the 12 month mark.
Once again, the team of "Market Makers" continued to
lead the competition, winning the top spot. Players include David Vogel, CEO and Chief Scientist of Voloridge Investment Management, Dr. Randy Axelrod, President of Randy Axelrod Consulting and Resource Global Health and Phil Brierley, a data mining expert from Australia. The team received a check for $50,000.
"We are both surprised and honored to have retained the top position for the second milestone progress prize," said David Vogel, team leader. "The competition has been getting tougher and there are currently at least a dozen contenders who have models accurate enough to win the top position."
Willem Mestrom, an information analyst from the Netherlands, again won second place in the prize contest, receiving $30,000 from HPN. Mestrom has added a new team mate, Edward de Grijs, an engineer and software developer also from the Netherlands.
Suprisingly, the Opera Solutions team which was leading the competition until recently, was only in 8th place at Round 2 Milestone.