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Top Healthcare Executives Join KLAS Advisory Board

January 14, 2013
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Three industry-recognized healthcare leaders have joined Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research to help provide strategic guidance as members of the company's advisory board.

KLAS announced that the new board members are:

  • John Halamka, CIO for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass.
  • Wright Lassiter, CEO for Alameda Medical Center in San Leandro, Calif.
  • Denni McColm, CIO for Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo.

"All three individuals possess a wealth of industry insight and want to help make a difference," KLAS President Adam Gale said in a statement. "We're extremely excited that they have chosen to join KLAS and engage in the work of improving the world's healthcare by providing transparency to every major healthcare technology and services decision."

The three healthcare executives will join nine others currently serving three-year terms on the KLAS Advisory Board.

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