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.
URAC Names Shawn Griffin, M.D., as New President and CEO
URAC (@URAC), a Washington-based healthcare accreditation organization, is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Shawn Griffin, M.D., as URAC’s new President and CEO, effective February 6, 2019. Dr. Griffin, the first physician in URAC’s history to fill this role, joins URAC with extensive leadership experience in healthcare, particularly in the areas of quality measurement, performance improvement, data analytics and informatics.
Kyruus Announces Appointment of Chris McMahon as Senior Vice President of People
Kyruus (@kyruus), a leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, announced that Chris McMahon has joined its executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of People. McMahon will oversee all aspects of the employee experience and spearhead talent acquisition, development, and retention as the company expands its presence in Boston and beyond. He will also play a key role in championing and reinforcing the company’s unique, mission-driven culture both internally and externally.
Ocutrx Vision Technologies Appoints Dr. Linda Lam as Chief Scientific and Strategy Officer
Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC (@ocutrx), a California-based developer of augmented reality (AR) glasses, announced that Dr. Linda Lam, MD, MBA, joined the company’s executive management team in the role of chief scientific and strategy officer.
Steven Cummings Appointed Executive Project Officer at VertitechIT
A seasoned New England Chief Information Officer and IT executive, Steven Cummings has joined Holyoke, Massachusetts-based healthcare consultancy VertitechIT (@vertitechit) as an Executive Project Officer (EPO). Cummings will lead engagements with large healthcare systems as the company continues to expand operations throughout the east coast and across the country.
Medidata Appoints Industry Leader Sastry Chilukuri as Executive Vice President of Digital and AI Solutions
Medidata (@Medidata) announced the addition of executive vice president of Digital and AI Solutions, Sastry Chilukuri to its senior leadership team.
I’m excited to announce an exciting new chapter in my career. I’ll be joining @AtriumHealth as the Chief Strategy Officer starting in February 2019.
— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA (@RasuShrestha) December 18, 2018
WellSky Names Tim Ashe New Chief Clinical Officer to Strengthen Industry Expertise for Providers Across Care Continuum
WellSky (@WellSkyHealth), a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, announced that Tim Ashe, president of Fazzi Associates, has been promoted to chief clinical officer (CCO). Ashe will continue to serve as both Fazzi president and WellSky’s CCO.
AHIMA Announces 2019 Board President/Chair, New Board Members
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (@AHIMAResources) members elected Valerie J. Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, as president/chair of the 2019 Board of Directors. Her one-year term began Jan.1. In addition to Dr. Watzlaf’s appointment, members selected a president/chair-elect, Speaker of the House, and three members of the board of directors.
Prime Health Announces Leadership Transition
Prime Health (@PrimeHealthCO), the nation’s leading health technology ecosystem, announced a transition in leadership. On January 15, 2019, Nicole McNew will step down from her position as the organization’s executive director. While Prime Health’s board of directors interviews candidates for the position, Rachel Dixon, an experienced digital health strategist and program development veteran, will serve as interim director.
eHealth Initiative – 2019 Elected Board Members
The Board of Directors for the eHealth Initiative & Foundation (eHI) (@eHealthDC) announced the newly elected members of the Board of Directors for 2019. The 2019 Board of Directors will continue to be led by Susan Turney, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System. See the complete list.
Holon Solutions hires Robyn C. Jones as Director of Client Engagement
Holon Solutions (@HolonSolutions), a healthcare IT solutions company, announced Robyn C. Jones has been hired as Director of Client Engagement. In this role, Jones will work with Holon’s current customers to help them fulfill the promise of value-based care through Holon’s patent-pending technology.
Health Catalyst Adds World-Class Expertise in AI and Life Sciences
Health Catalyst, Inc. (@HealthCatalyst), a leader in next-generation data, analytics, and decision support, announced two important additions to its senior team—Jason Jones, PhD, and Elia Stupka, PhD.