Healthlink Executives Named To Board Of Directors And Technical Leadership Committee Of The National Alliance For Health Information Technology

HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthlink Incorporated, a Houston-based, privately held, provider focused healthcare information systems consulting firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of two of its executives to the Board of Directors and to the Technical Leadership Committee of The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (the Alliance). Stacey Empson, Executive Vice President of Healthlink's Northeast Region, will serve on the Board of the Alliance; Jim Adams, Executive Vice President of Advisory Services, will serve on the Alliance's Technical Leadership Committee.

As a member of the Board, Ms. Empson will have the opportunity to participate in guiding the Alliance's efforts to accelerate the adoption of integrated, standards-based technology for the advancement of patient care. Ms. Empson has more than 17 years' experience in various roles as healthcare attorney, consultant, and business strategist to hospitals and health systems across the U.S.

As a member of the Technical Leadership Committee, Mr. Adams will contribute to the review and analysis of emerging technologies, technology issues, and their potential impact on the policies and business of healthcare. Mr. Adams has more than 15 years' experience in healthcare IT and is highly knowledgeable in the issues that healthcare executives confront daily as they assess strategic direction, organizational readiness, systems selection, and clinician adoption.

"We are very pleased to see the expertise of the members of our Healthlink team recognized by this selection," said Ivo Nelson, CEO of Healthlink. "We are even more pleased that they will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to those factors that have the potential to improve our healthcare delivery system."

The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, founded in 2002, is a partnership of leaders from all healthcare sectors. The goal of the alliance is to work with healthcare and government leaders to advance the adoption and implementation of health information technology to achieve measurable improvements in patient safety, quality of care, and operating performance.

About Healthlink

Since its inception in 1992, Healthlink Incorporated has dedicated itself to helping healthcare organizations achieve business and clinical performance improvement through the intelligent use of information technology and process redesign. Headquartered in Houston, Healthlink employs more than 450 consultants, serving clients throughout the nation, and opened offices in London and Washington D.C. in 2004. Throughout its 12-year history, the company has completed more than 2,000 client engagements exclusively for healthcare provider organizations. Healthlink distinguishes itself as the healthcare industry's process expertise leader and was recently recognized as the Number One Professional Services firm in Clinical Implementations in a study conducted by KLAS Enterprises. With process redesign at its core, Healthlink provides IT strategy, selection, implementation, and optimization consulting services to help healthcare organizations realize exceptional value from their IT-enabled initiatives. The company delivers these services based on its Prolink4(TM) methodology -- a proven approach that addresses key issues with governance, alignment, operations, and technology, ensuring that projects achieve desired business results. From clinical systems to financial systems, Healthlink provides the expertise to help organizations optimize their technology investments. For more information on Healthlink and its services, visit .

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