NU Online News Service, Nov. 16, 2004, 4:49 p.m. EST

LabOne Inc., Lenexa, Kan., has hired Kent McAllister to be chief information officer.[@@]

McAllister previously was head of the client experience group at Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo.. He also has been the chief information officer at Health Midwest, Kansas City, Mo., a managed care company.

McAllister has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Oklahoma Christian College.

LabOne is a laboratory testing company that gets much of its revenue from selling testing, insurance exam and telephone-based underwriting services to life and health insurers.