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Healthlink Incorporated Appoints Joseph E. Boyd to Board of Directors.

HOUSTON -- Healthlink Incorporated, a Houston-based, privately held provider-focused healthcare information systems consulting firm, has appointed Joseph E. Boyd to its board of directors.

"Joe has had the experience of building an organization from Healthlink's current size to over half a billion dollars," said Ivo Nelson, president and CEO of Healthlink. "His experience will be invaluable in helping to guide Healthlink through its next stage of growth. His knowledge of the healthcare services industry will complement our other board members extremely well."

Healthlink's board of directors also include: Rod Canion, co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation; David Lang of TA Associates, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital firms in the country; Bill Augustine, founder and senior executive vice president, Healthlink, and Ivo Nelson.

"Healthlink is a true leader in the healthcare IT consulting industry," said Boyd. "I have worked with the company's executives in the past and am confident that the business objectives they have established position them for sustainable growth into the future. I am proud to be associated with such a progressive company and look forward to executing my duties as a board member."

Boyd is the owner and principal of Boyd Consulting, which provides short- term, high-impact management consulting. His consulting services include strategic planning, outsourcing consulting, operational assessment reviews, and sales and marketing organization consulting. Boyd's pedigree includes 20 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility in information technology for private and public sector companies in numerous industries, including healthcare.

Prior to forming his own company in 2001, Boyd was an executive vice president at Perot Systems Corporation in Dallas. In this position, he had full responsibility for North American sales and operations, which included overseeing industry verticals focused in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, travel and information technology. During his three and one half year tenure, revenues of this profitable business unit grew at a compounded annual growth rate of more than 25 percent, to comprise over $600 million in revenue, with 4,000 personnel.

From 1994 to 1997, Boyd was vice president/general manager of the Healthcare Group for Perot Systems. He began with the company in 1990, first in a consulting role in the healthcare practice, then as an account executive for Perot's largest healthcare client.

Boyd's other career highlights include positions as senior consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick, and project manager for GTE Information Service Corporation of Tampa, Fla. He began his career with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (Dallas) in 1983 and held various roles such as systems analyst and contract administrator for the company's growing healthcare and health insurance group.

Boyd holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in History, both from Mississippi State 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/ .
 Suzanne Bautch
 Healthlink Incorporated
 713.852.2112
 suzanne.bautch@healthlinkinc.com
 Amanda LeBlanc
 Healthlink Incorporated
 713.852.2134
 amanda.leblanc@healthlinkinc.com


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CONTACT: Suzanne Bautch, +1-713-852-2112, or suzanne.bautch@healthlinkinc.com , or Amanda LeBlanc, +1-713-852-2134, or amanda.leblanc@healthlinkinc.com , both of Healthlink Incorporated

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