Fort Worth-Based Sandlot, LLC Names Kimberly Alise Chief Executive Officer

Nationally recognized healthcare technology leader Kkimberly Alise joined Sandlot, LLC on Wednesday June 15, 2011 as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Fort Worth, TX, August 03, 2011 --( Sandlot, LLC, a leading health information technology company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of North Texas Specialty Physicians, an Independent Physician Association comprised of more than 600 North Texas family and specialty doctors, has named Kimberly Alise Chief Executive Officer, effective June 15.

“Kimberly is an innovative healthcare technology leader and proven CEO. She is known for her success in leading mature but growing companies like Sandlot,” said Julian Armstrong, M.D., Chairman of Sandlot. “Her vast experience improving patient satisfaction, quality of care, and product growth within the healthcare technology space is a perfect fit for Sandlot’s current and upcoming needs.”

Sandlot’s proven health information exchange technology and services, including clinical decision support, quality reporting and measurement, and other business intelligence tools attracted Alise to the organization. Sandlot’s physician ownership, leadership and governance model were also important factors for Alise. “Because Sandlot was developed by physicians, its mission aligns with my focus of patient care improvement,” said Alise. “Sandlot is widely respected locally, state-wide and even nationally. The impact we have on improving patient care and satisfaction while decreasing the cost of healthcare is exciting, and the opportunity to guide this company is very appealing.”

Prior to Sandlot, Alise served for ten years as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Empower Systems, an Illinois-based electronic health information technology company. As CEO she led the company’s nation-wide expansion while ensuring consistent profitability.

In a related development, Telly Shackelford has been elevated to Chief Information Officer of Sandlot’s parent company, NTSP. Telly is also continuing as Sandlot’s President and Chief Technology Officer, focusing on technology strategy, development and product growth.

About Sandlot LLC
Based in Fort Worth, TX, Sandlot, creates first choice, top of mind Health Information Exchange systems and service solutions essential to the foundation of Accountable Care Organizations that benefit patients, providers, and their communities. Sandlot’s HIE, SandlotConnect®, launched in 2008, is based on Lawson Enterprise Exchange technology and currently contains over 1.8 million patients which account for 65,000 daily clinical transaction and is interoperable with hospital systems, electronic medical record systems, and other community healthcare providers.

For more information, call 1-800-370-1393 or visit

About NTSP
North Texas Specialty Physicians (known as NTSP) is an Independent Physician Association comprised of more than 600 family and specialty doctors dedicated to delivering the best medical care to the residents of Dallas, Johnson, Parker and Tarrant Counties. Since its founding in 1995, NTSP doctors have delivered high quality medical care to over 15,000 patients every work day, and are able to coordinate patient care more efficiently and effectively through health information exchange technology. In 2010, NTSP was recognized as best in the country for its’ integrated patient care delivery system in Modern’s Healthcare’s Annual IT Case Study contest.

For more information about NTSP, call 817-332-8847 or visit

North Texas Specialty Physicians
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