Health IT Appointments and Hires 2014
SA Ignite Grows to Support Increasing Industry Demand for its Meaningful Use Program Management Solution
SA Ignite, Inc. (@saignite), a provider of a cloud-based software solution that automates, accelerates and simplifies the Meaningful Use (MU) attestation process for eligible providers, announced that it has added seven experienced leaders to its team and has opened a new office in Chicago. The company is expanding to support client growth, and to meet increasing industry demand for its meaningful use program management solution, MU Assistant®.
Secretary Burwell Announces Region IX Director of HHS
Health and Human Services (@HHSGov) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the appointment of Melissa Stafford Jones as the Region IX Regional Director. As a Regional Director, Stafford Jones will serve as a key representative of the Department of Health and Human Services in working with federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal officials on health and social service issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Essia Health Adds Health IT Veterans to Board of Directors, Executive Management Team
Essia Health, the premier provider of electronic medical record (EMR) go-live support services and specially trained medical scribes, announced that Anita Pramoda, CEO of TangramCare and former chief financial officer of Epic Systems Corporation, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, and William Moore has joined as chief financial officer, bringing an extensive background in health IT and corporate finance.
Cal INDEX Expands and Strengthens Senior Management Team with Appointment of Four Healthcare Technology Industry Veterans
The California Integrated Data Exchange (@thecalindex) announced the appointment of four new members to its senior management team. Greg LeClaire joins as chief financial officer from Aetna Inc.’s Healthagen division, where he served as chief financial officer for three companies, including Medicity, Inc., HDMS, Inc. and Population Health IT. John Lee joins as chief technology officer from Oracle Corporation, where he served as vice president of product development. Andrea Leeb, R.N., Esq., CIPP-US, joins as chief privacy officer following her position as assistant managing counsel for L.A. Care Health Plan in Los Angeles, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan serving more than 1.6 million members. And Doug Hart joins as vice president of marketing and corporate communications from ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, where he served as vice president of marketing.
HHS Secretary Names Members for Federal Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees
Health and Human Services (@HHSGov) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell named a new member to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) and renewed appointments for three members of the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC). The committees are charged with recommending policies and technologies needed to implement a nationwide health information technology infrastructure and strategic plan.
Clinigence Hires Mark Hanna as Vice President
Clinigence (@clinigence), a next-generation clinical business intelligence technology provider, announced the appointment of Mark Hanna as vice president. In this role, Hanna will help continue to drive Clinigence’s innovation and to penetrate new channels and expand its presence in existing markets.
HBMA Announces 2015 President
The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) (@HBMABilling) announced that it has selected Curtis L. Cvikota, CHBME as its 2014 President Elect – a unanimous decision by the organization’s Board of Directors. Curt will take office as President in 2015.
Shawn O’Brien to Head Finance at Delphinus
Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc., announced that Shawn O’Brien has been named Vice President of Finance, expanding further the recent appointments to the executive leadership team. He joins the company at a formative time with the advancement of SoftVue™, a true innovation in 3D whole breast ultrasound technology.
Mapi Appoints Charles Makin to Lead North America Health Economics & Outcomes Research Team
Mapi, a global leader in Real-World Evidence, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, Epidemiology and Patient-Centered Research solutions, strengthens its North American team with the appointment of Charles Makin as Vice President, HEOR and Strategic Market Access.
Laboratory and Health Technology Co., Medytox Solutions, Inc., Names Seamus Lagan New CEO
Medytox Solutions, Inc., a diversified healthcare company that owns and operates lab and health IT companies, announced it named Seamus Lagan as CEO. He is a longtime consultant to private companies in the United States and abroad and previously served as CEO for three of Medytox’s subsidiaries: Medytox Marketing and Sales, Inc., Medytox Diagnostics, Inc., and Medytox Information and Technology, Inc. In his expanded role, Mr. Lagan will concentrate on Medytox’s national growth, increasing the company’s offerings, identifying businesses for potential acquisition and investment, and growing Medytox’s management team. In addition, he will continue to raise capital for the company.
Bob Drelick Named Chief Information Officer of Altegra Health
Altegra Health, Inc.(@AltegraHealth), a leading provider of business, technology and consulting solutions that improve healthcare organization performance, announced Bob Drelick as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Drelick served most recently as CIO for the Lovelace Health Plan in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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