Health IT Appointments and Hires
The following are announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments in the healthcare and health IT industry.
AristaMD Announces New CEO
AristaMD (@Arista_MD), innovative provider of the cloud-based Smart Care Platform for primary care physicians and specialists, announced that its board of directors has promoted Brooke LeVasseur, previously chief business officer, to chief executive officer, effective immediately. At the same time, Dereck Tatman, formerly chief commercial officer, will assume the role of president and chief operating officer.
Esteemed Researcher and Clinical Oncologist W. Michael Korn, M.D. Joins Caris Life Sciences as Chief Medical Officer
Caris Life Sciences® (@carisls), a leading innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced the appointment of W. Michael Korn, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Korn will guide Caris’ research efforts and clinical strategies for the company’s innovative precision medicine offerings, ADAPT Biotargeting System™ and Caris Molecular Intelligence® tumor profiling.
Orion Health Taps Allscripts Alumnus Terry Macaleer to Lead U.S. Market
Orion Health (@OrionHealth) announced the appointment of Terry Macaleer as president of Orion Health in the U.S. A health IT veteran, Macaleer helped build two successful health IT enterprise software companies from the ground up and achieved multimillion dollar sales. He was a co-founder of Eclipsys, a publicly traded electronic health records company that later merged with Allscripts.
Cardiac Insight, Inc. Attracts Prestigious Healthcare M&A Executive, Clifford J. Stocks, to Its Board of Directors
Cardiac Insight, Inc. (@CardiacInsight), a U.S. developer of wearable medical devices and diagnostic software, announced that the company continues to experience a steady beat of market traction and industry endorsement with a recent infusion of $4.5 million into their new C-1 round of funding, currently capped at $10 million, and the addition of experienced healthcare executives to its board and leadership team. The company also unveiled the formation of an exclusive Scientific Advisory Board, to be chaired by top cardiologist and former Heart Rhythm Society president, Dr. Robert Hauser.
New Surgeon General Sworn in by Vice President Pence
Jerome Adams was sworn in as the nation’s 20th surgeon general Tuesday, September 5, 2017, saying his motto will be “Better health through better partnerships.” That’s something Indiana’s former health commissioner said he learned from Vice President Pence, the man who administered Adams’ oath of office, three years after having appointed Adams to the state job while serving as Indiana’s governor.
AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions Hires Nationally Recognized Anesthesia And Practice Management Expert
AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions (@DoctorBilling) welcomes practice management consultant and Anesthesia veteran, Joe Laden, to the AdvantEdge team. As Vice President of Client Management, Joe will be responsible for assisting AdvantEdge’s anesthesia clients with payor contracting and revenue cycle management, claims processing and collections, and tailored ClientFirst services.
LIGHTMED Corporation Appoints Shlomo Alkalay as CEO
LIGHTMED Corporation (@LIGHTMEDUSA) announced the appointment of Shlomo Alkalay as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Founder Gary Lee will continue to serve as the Executive Chairman of the Board.
PA/LTC Thought Leader, Software Founder Appointed to Serve on Innovations Committee
Rod Baird (@rod99309), President of Geriatric Practice Management (GPM), has been appointed to serve on the Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (I-PAC) recently established by AMDA—The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PA/LTC). Baird joins other national leaders and innovators from health care and other industries to define innovation in PA/LTC and explore and adapt new models of innovation that can maximize quality care for patients and empower practitioners to be strong team leaders.
EarlySense Appoints First Chief Medical Officer
EarlySense (@EarlySense_Ltd), the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions, announced that Dr. Michael A. DeVita has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. DeVita brings with him more than 30 years of medical experience as an intensivist, and is renowned as a leading innovator of rapid response systems.