San Francisco-based Healthline Networks, a for-profit healthcare Web search engine company, has announced that Kenneth Kizer, John Halamka and Colleen Conway-Welch have been named to its medical advisory board.
Kizer is the physician chairman of the board and CEO of clinical information systems developer Medsphere Systems of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and is the former president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, a not-for-profit standards consensus development organization.
Halamka, also a physician, is chief information officer and associate dean for educational technology at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.; CIO at CareGroup Healthcare System, Boston; and a leader of MA-Share, a regional health information organization also based in Boston.
Conway-Welch is the dean of the College of Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and is the former director of the nurse-midwifery graduate program and chairwoman of the division of parent-child nursing at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
According to a news statement, as members of the advisory board, the three will be able to make recommendations on the vision and direction of the company as well as provide input in the development of its products. "They receive what I would call a small compensation, but certainly not any salary," said Krista Van Lewen, a company spokeswoman, but would not say how much. "They're not doing it for the money. They're doing it to move the industry forward."
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