Healthlink Hires Randy Thomas as Vice President of Implementation Services

May 7, 2003

HOUSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthlink Incorporated, a Houston-based, privately held provider-focused healthcare information systems consulting firm, has named Randy L. Thomas as vice president of Implementation Services. Thomas is responsible for

HOUSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthlink Incorporated, a Houston-based, privately held provider-focused healthcare information systems consulting firm, has named Randy L. Thomas as vice president of Implementation Services. Thomas is responsible for the Eclipsys and the MEDITECH practices within Healthlink. In her role, she will manage Healthlink's development, implementation and optimization of Eclipsys and MEDITECH applications for new and existing clients.

"Randy has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare information technology arena," said Dana Sellers, executive vice president, Implementation Services, Healthlink. "Her enthusiasm coupled with her aptitude for handling industry challenges will prove to be a tremendous asset for Healthlink. We are anxious to watch both practices strengthen and grow under Randy's leadership."

Prior to Healthlink, Thomas served in positions of increasing responsibility at Eclipsys Corporation, a provider of knowledge-driven healthcare information solutions. During her 13-year tenure at Eclipsys, Thomas began as a product manager at Transition Systems, Inc. (acquired by Eclipsys in 1998) and most recently served as the executive vice president of the SunClinical Data Institute, an Eclipsys business division formed in 2002. SunClinical is a national clinical data warehouse utilized by healthcare and lifesciences organizations. Other responsibilities at Eclipsys included defining corporate strategy, creating product development strategy, assisting in business growth activities and leading marketing efforts.

"Randy is recognized as a leader among her peers due to her broad base of experience and her achievement-oriented management style," said Ivo Nelson, president and CEO, Healthlink. "She will bring value to our clients and their IT investments by focusing on client satisfaction and connecting thought leadership to tangible results."

Thomas currently serves on the National Alliance for Health Information Technology's Board of Directors where she co-chairs the Standards Inventory Committee. She also is actively involved with the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) where she chairs the Advocacy Committee. Thomas earned a bachelor's degree in English from Temple University.

About Healthlink

Healthlink is the largest privately-held services company dedicated to the healthcare information technology industry. Healthlink delivers unmatched expertise in enterprise business and clinical processes, technology integration and implementation, and customized healthcare applications to the healthcare community. This expertise results in total solutions for managing and enhancing healthcare services through technology and process improvement. Healthlink has working relationships with more than 400 leading hospitals and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) nationwide. Responding to the current federal and state legislation affecting healthcare organizations, Healthlink is helping its clients realize cost efficiencies and achieve overall improved quality patient care. Healthlink has worked across the nation for organizations including: large IDNs, academic medical centers, community- based health systems, public hospitals and private not-for-profit organizations. For more information on Healthlink and its services, visit http://www.healthlinkinc.com/ .

 

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