Karen Gibson Named Chief Information Officer for US Oncology

US Oncology excited to welcome Gibson to the nation's leading integrated oncology company

Dec 23, 2010, 09:48 ET from US Oncology, Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, welcomed Karen Gibson on Dec. 16 as the senior vice president and Chief Information Officer of its technology services.

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"Building a robust information technology platform at US Oncology requires strong IT leadership across a broad spectrum of healthcare," said Asif Ahmad, executive vice president of technology services, US Oncology. "Karen has the right blend of leadership experience and an extensive technical background to move our IT initiatives forward."

During her career, Karen has served as Chief Information Officer for Life Technologies, a global organization developing biological tools for research scientists. She has also acted as the CIO for GE Healthcare Information Technologies, a division of GE providing medical devices and healthcare IT products. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Purdue and an MBA at Ohio University.

Part of the mission of US Oncology's technology services is to enhance patient care and business processes of the United Network of US Oncology by providing oncologists with first-class proven, integrated solutions. Gibson will now be part of driving this mission forward.

"I am excited to be part of such a passionate company," said Gibson. "Enhancing technology services for oncology practices so they can better care for their patients is an integral part of US Oncology's mission to advance cancer care, and I'm pleased to be playing a role in that significant mission."

"IT is a key enabler to providing operating efficiencies to US Oncology affiliated practices, quality care to patients and enhancing business growth," said Ahmad. "I am confident that the skills, energy, leadership experience and vision that Karen brings will be evident in driving innovative IT solutions."

About US Oncology

US Oncology, Inc. is the nation's leading integrated oncology company. By uniting the largest community-based cancer treatment and research network in America, US Oncology expands patient access to high-quality care and advances the science of cancer care. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, US Oncology is affiliated with 1,400 community-based oncologists, and works with patients, hospitals, payers, and the medical industry across all phases of the cancer research and delivery continuum. By promoting the use of innovative technology, clinical research, evidence-based medicine and shared best practices, US Oncology improves patient outcomes and offers a better patient experience. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.

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