LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced the appointment of Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, to its board of directors. In this role, Dr. Kizer will provide strategic guidance on the growth, development and future direction of DiagnosisOne as it continues to bring innovative healthcare technologies to market.
Dr. Kizer is internationally acclaimed for his efforts to improve healthcare quality and patient safety and for organizational transformation. His professional experience includes leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, and his accomplishments have been recognized with dozens of awards. He served as president, CEO and chairman of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the nation’s leading commercial provider of open source healthcare information technology, and he was founding president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based quality improvement and consensus standards setting organization.
Dr. Kizer also served as Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and chief executive officer of the nation’s largest healthcare system from 1994-1999. In this role, he is widely credited with engineering the largest and most successful healthcare "turnaround" in U.S. history, including the largest and most rapid implementation of an electronic health record anywhere to date. He pioneered several other IT innovations during his VA tenure, including bar code medication administration.
“Dr. Kizer’s in-depth healthcare industry knowledge and distinguished track record of achievement and influence make him the ideal choice to help guide DiagnosisOne into the future,” said Dr. Mansoor Khan, founder and CEO of DiagnosisOne. “As a board member, Dr. Kizer’s bold leadership and unique cross-industry insight will play a key role in establishing DiagnosisOne as a market leader. We are confident that his contributions will be invaluable to DiagnosisOne’s continued growth and success.”
Dr. Kizer’s previous positions also include being the Director of the former California Department of Health Services; professor and chairman of the Department of Community and International Health and professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, Davis; and director of the Emergency Medical Services Authority for the State of California. He also has served on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and as chairman of the board of The California Wellness Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted to health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the governing boards of two managed care companies, several other foundations and various professional associations.
“DiagnosisOne is delivering the next generation of clinical decision support and analytics solutions,” said Dr. Kizer. “I look forward to helping the company meet the growing demand for its cutting edge technology that enables healthcare organizations to improve outcomes, satisfy regulatory requirements and reduce costs.”
Dr. Kizer is an honors graduate of Stanford University and UCLA, and the recipient of two honorary doctorates. He is board certified in six medical specialties and/or subspecialties and has authored over 400 original articles, book chapters and other reports. He is a fellow or distinguished fellow of 11 professional societies and one of very few persons ever elected to both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration.
DiagnosisOne provides an unparalleled breadth and depth of analytics and clinical decision support solutions based on template and patient-specific order sets to the healthcare industry. Leveraging the world’s largest library of evidence-based medical knowledge, DiagnosisOne’s standards-based solutions integrate seamlessly with existing hospital and laboratory information systems to deliver actionable information that result in better patient care, reduced errors and better clinical outcomes. DiagnosisOne’s customers include healthcare providers, payers, EMR companies, systems integrators and government entities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Greenway Medical and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Based in Lowell, Mass., DiagnosisOne was formed in late 2003 by a team of physicians and healthcare IT professionals. For more information, visit www.DiagnosisOne.com.