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TMCNet:  Atherotech Diagnostics Lab Hires Tarwater as Vice President of Information Technology

[December 17, 2012]

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab Hires Tarwater as Vice President of Information Technology

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --(Business Wire)--

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab announces the addition of Michael Tarwater as the Vice President of Information Technology.

"In today's age of electronic medical records, a successful IT strategy is imperative, and Mike is aptly prepared to deliver innovation and customer service on behalf of Atherotech," CEO Michael Mullen said. "We're very pleased to welcome Mike to the Atherotech family."

Tarwater is responsible for developing the strategic IT plan to support Atherotech's vision, mission and growth. He will lead the IT team and oversee daily tactical execution of IT operations.

Atherotech provides leading edge IT solutions for its physician communities and is committed to electronic health record compliance with its patented VAP® Lipid Panel. A key element in Atherotech's delivery of superior service is the company's ability to interface with its customers' electronic medical records systems. Health care professionals who work with Atherotech see that laboratory orders can be handled more efficiently, ordering errors are greatly reduced, practice costs are reduced, and the quality of patient care is improved. Physician offices, hospitals and mobile medical clinics rely on Atherotech's state-of-the-art laboratory services, and have contributed to more than 7.5 million VAP Lipid Panels administered in the U.S. to-date.

Tarwater has a proven tack record working with Fortune 500 clients in the manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, health care, transportation, eCommerce and retail sectors. Most recently Tarwater was the Executive Director of Data Administration and MuirLab at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif. His extensive experience in reference laboratory and biotechnology IT leadership stems from positions with DSI Laboratories, Impact Information Technologies, System Software Associates, as well as operating a successful IT consulting company.

For information on Atherotech Diagnostics Lab, visit www.Atherotech.com or call 877.901.8510. Atherotech Diagnostics Lab is on Twitter (News - Alert) at www.Twitter.com/Atherotech and also on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.Facebook.com/Atherotech.

About Atherotech Diagnostics Lab & the VAP Lipid Panel

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab is a leading clinical reference laboratory specializing in cardiometabolic testing and disease management solutions. Atherotech's proprietary and comprehensive VAP® Lipid Panel enables clinicians to accurately stratify a patient's cardiovascular risk and deliver personalized treatment strategies to improve health outcomes. The Vertical Auto Profile (VAP) technology reveals residual cardiometabolic risk as recommended in the NCEP ATP (News - Alert) III, ADA/ACC Joint Consensus and AACE guidelines. The VAP Lipid Panel utilizes direct measurement to identify cholesterol, triglyceride and genetic lipid disorders. The company's dedication to affordable, comprehensive disease management solutions includes Our Healthy Heart, a patient consultation program and expert lipid management education service to health care providers. For more information, please visit http://www.Atherotech.com or call 1-866-VAP-TEST


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