March 25, 2010.
Sandlot announced today the appointment of Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD as Chief Medical Officer of the company. A gastroenterologist who will maintain his practice in addition to his new responsibilities, Dr. Deas was a key member of the North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) team that launched Sandlot and its HIE solution, SandlotConnect®.
“We are thrilled to have a physician with Tom’s experience and creativity overseeing the development and implementation of innovative new products and strategies,” says Telly Shackelford, CEO of Sandlot, who made the announcement. “In his new position, Dr. Deas will oversee market research and competitive intelligence for new medical and healthcare products for Sandlot as well as strengthening strategic working relationships with stakeholders within Sandlot and throughout the healthcare community,” Shackelford adds.
About Dr. Deas
Dr. Deas is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. His education includes a B.S. in Chemistry from Baylor University, graduating cum laude in 1970, followed by an M.S. in Chemistry from Baylor in 1971. While serving in the United States Air Force, he received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, graduating with honors in 1978. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Deas served as President of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) from 2003 until 2007. He has served as a Board Member for Sandlot, LLC, and North Texas Specialty Physicians.
Sandlot is an innovative healthcare solutions company, founded by practicing physicians and focused on how technology, process and people can work together to advance the quality of healthcare. The company’s flagship offering, SandlotConnect® Health Information Exchange, is a comprehensive solution that delivers on the one elusive promise of HIEs — broad and sustained adoption by healthcare professionals. SandlotConnect reinvents HIE to make it so valuable and easy to use that it becomes essential to every practice. Sandlot team members spend as much time on the high touch aspects of HIE as on the high-tech — with strategic support to the community as it creates exchange partnerships and with hands-on training and assistance to clinicians as they join the exchange. Once the system is online, Sandlot helps manage the HIE on a day-to-day basis to keep it always on, secure, and up-to-date. Sandlot is able to quickly implement this breakthrough solution for communities, medical groups and state-wide initiatives. The company remains dedicated to ongoing adoption and utilization wherever SandlotConnect is used.