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.
CMMI Director Adam Boehler Appointed as HHS Senior Adviser
Adam Boehler, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Department of Health and Human Services, will assume the additional role of senior adviser for value-based transformation and innovation. HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced last week Boehler’s appointment as the former’s fourth picked senior adviser, joining Jim Parker, Dan Best and Brett Giroir.
Ed Simcox named HHS Chief Technology Officer
Ed Simcox has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at HHS (@HHSGov). Ed had been serving as Acting CTO and was previously the Deputy CTO. Ed has spent over 18 years working at the intersection of healthcare and technology to create a better healthcare system with the goals of reducing cost and increasing quality and patient satisfaction.
Waystar™, the Combination of Navicure and ZirMed, Announces Appointment of Steve Oreskovich as CFO
Waystar™ (@Waystar_RCT), the combination of Navicure® and ZirMed® revenue cycle technologies, announced Steve Oreskovich has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Availity Introduces New Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Availity (@Availity), the nation’s largest real-time health information network, named Paul Quiner its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Quiner brings more than 20 years of corporate development and executive leadership experience in both publicly-traded and private healthcare companies. In his new role at Availity, he will oversee mergers and acquisitions and shape the company’s corporate development strategy.
Alicia Torres Joins Payformance Solutions as President and Chief Executive Officer
Payformance Solutions (@PayformanceInc), a provider of value-based reimbursement solutions and services, announced that Alicia Torres will join the company as president and chief executive officer. Bringing over 30 years of healthcare experience, Torres comes to Payformance from research and consulting nonprofit Altarum, where she served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of new ventures, leading the transformation of several departments, including legal, accounting and IT.
Pivot Point Consulting Announces Matthew Curtin as New Director of Business Development
Pivot Point Consulting (@pivotpc), a Vaco Company is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Curtin as Director, Business Development – Advisory Services. Matt will work with Pivot Point Consulting’s growing client base to identify and address the assessment, planning and optimization of clinical and business IT systems for maximum effectiveness and value.
Pivot Point Consulting Announces Jenn Bula RN, MSN as Director, Advisory Services
Pivot Point Consulting (@pivotpc), a Vaco Company is pleased to announce the addition of Jenn Bula as Director, Advisory Services. Bula will focus on helping clients with their Clinical Informatics, EHR Optimization and Enterprise Transformation initiatives and collaborate to mature the advisory services group.
Joe Harpaz Joins Modernizing Medicine as President and Chief Operating Officer
Specialty-specific healthcare information technology company, Modernizing Medicine, Inc. (@modmed), has appointed Mr. Joe Harpaz as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Mr Harpaz will lead all direct customer-facing activities, with an emphasis on scaling the business and supporting its customers as they navigate the shifting healthcare landscape.
Divurgent Appoints Sarah Sample-Reif as Vice President, Client Services
Divurgent (@DIVURGENT), a nationally recognized healthcare IT consulting company, announced the appointment of Sarah Sample-Reif as Vice President, Client Services. As part of the Client Services team, Sample-Reif will be responsible for the continued expansion of Divurgent’s clients, projects, and programs across the Western United States.
Avinger Appoints Jaafer Golzar, MD, FACC, FSCAI, as Chief Medical Officer
Avinger, Inc. (@AvingerInc), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), announced the appointment, effective immediately, of Jaafer Golzar, MD, as the Company’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Golzar provides Avinger with an extensive and impressive history of clinical leadership within the endovascular field.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase pick Atul Gawande for CEO of healthcare company
Amazon (@amazon), Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase have appointed Dr. Atul Gawande, a renowned author and surgeon, as the CEO of their newly formed healthcare company.
TimiCoin/TimiHealth Adds Healthcare Technology Solutions Expert Scott J. Fries to Board of Advisors
TimiCoin/TimiHealth (@timicoin) continues to expand its prestigious advisory board comprising top strategists and experts in the healthcare industry who will help implement the first operating blockchain technology to safely and conveniently store medical records. The latest to join TimiCoin/TimiHealth’s advisory board is Scott J. Fries, a seasoned healthcare executive having led businesses through start-ups, turnarounds and aggressive growth across several aspects of health care including: payer, provider, health care analytics and pharmacy management.