All Press Releases for September 21, 2009

Healthcare IT Leaders Join KLAS Advisory Board

Healthcare research firm KLAS today announced the addition of four new members to the company's Advisory Board, which provides ongoing governance and strategic guidance to KLAS.



    OREM, UT, September 21, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Healthcare research firm KLAS today announced the addition of four new members to the company's Advisory Board, which provides ongoing governance and strategic guidance to KLAS.

The new board members are:

• Russell Branzell, chief information officer for the Poudre Valley Health System in Fort Collins, Colo.
• Chuck Christian, chief information officer for Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
• Jessica Grosset, chief information officer for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
• Dr. Rasu Shrestha, chief of enterprise imaging informatics for UPMC Health System in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Each of these KLAS Advisory Board members will serve a three-year term, beginning September 2009, and will join eight existing members in drawing upon their healthcare experience and expertise to assist KLAS in fulfilling its mission of helping healthcare providers make informed technology choices.

"We're delighted with the addition of such distinguished and talented industry professionals to the KLAS Advisory Board and look forward to benefitting from their wealth of knowledge," said KLAS Founder and Chairman Kent Gale. "The reason KLAS exists is to aid healthcare providers by measuring the performance of technology vendors, and nothing is more significant in that endeavor than the candid feedback and guidance of our Advisory Board."

To see a listing of current KLAS Advisory Board members, visit www.klasresearch.com/Klas/Site/About/AdvisoryBoard.aspx.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of software, professional services and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

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