Health IT Appointments and Hires

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American Heart Association Names New National Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Leading nonprofit marketing strategist and executive consultant Katrina McGhee has joined the American Heart Association’s (@American_Heart) nationwide leadership team as executive vice president of marketing and communications.

Julie Murchinson joins AVIA as an Executive-in-Residence
AVIA (@HealthAVIA), the partner for digital insights, strategic guidance, and consulting services, announced that Julie Murchinson is joining its team as an Executive-in-Residence. With more than 20 years as a healthcare innovator, Julie was most recently the CEO of Health Evolution, which brings together the most influential leaders from across the industry to inspire forward-thinking strategies that drive health for everyone.

Day Health Strategies Welcomes New Staff
Day Health Strategies (@DayHealthStrat) welcomes two new members to the DHS team. Lara Shadwick MBA, has joined as an affiliated Senior Consultant. She expands Day Health Strategies’ expertise in community engagement and development, rural health, telehealth, Community Health Worker (CHW) programming and population health. Maria Campbell MPH, has also joined as a full-time Consultant. Maria brings to the firm experience in strategic planning, operations implementation, healthcare policy development, and the Medicaid program.

Dyne Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team with Key Hires
Dyne Therapeutics (@Dyne_tx), a biotechnology company pioneering targeted therapies for patients with serious muscle diseases, announced the addition of three key members to its leadership team: Oxana Beskrovnaya, Ph.D., senior vice president and head of research; Chris Mix, M.D., senior vice president, clinical development; and John Najim, vice president, chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC).

LeadingReach Expands Leadership Team to Support Unique Approach to Solving Healthcare’s Interoperability Challenge
LeadingReach (@LeadingReach), a provider of care coordination and healthcare communication technology, announced five new hires, including four top additions to the executive leadership team. With industry experience from top health systems, electronic medical record (EMR) and CRM companies, the new executives will help to further differentiate the LeadingReach Network as an alternative interoperability solution for healthcare.

AMPS Appoints Healthcare Legal Veteran as General Counsel
Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (AMPS), the pioneer in cost containment for the self-insurance industry, announced the appointment of Attorney Laura A. Conte, a healthcare legal industry veteran with a quarter-century of experience, as General Counsel.

Halo Communications Hires HIT Leader for Strategic Growth Role
Halo Communications (@DocHaloApp), a clinical communication and collaboration platform provider for health systems, announces the hiring of healthcare IT industry veteran, Kurt Hammond as Chief Growth Officer. Kurt most recently came from IBM Watson Health where he was Global VP of Partnerships. As Halo’s Chief Growth Officer, Kurt is responsible for Halo’s customer success, sales, marketing and partnership development functions.

PerfectServe Enhances Senior Leadership Team to Support Strong Growth
PerfectServe® (@PerfectServe), a provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, announced several enhancements to its senior leadership team as the company enjoys rapid growth and scales for more. PerfectServe welcomed two new executives to the senior leadership team and promoted two existing members. Steffan Haithcox, who served as a PerfectServe Board Advisor for the previous year, has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Nazir Rostom, who served as Chief Financial Officer for healthcare technology company GetWellNetwork, has joined PerfectServe in the same role. Jeff Brown has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, having previously served as Senior Vice President of Client Services. Mary Hatcher was elevated to Senior Vice President of Product Development after spending three years as Vice President of the same function.

Atefeh Riazi Named as Chief Information Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) (@sloan_kettering) has appointed Atefeh “Atti” Riazi as Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective February 3. In this role, Ms. Riazi will develop and implement an enterprise-wide, long-term strategic information technology (IT) plan and oversee the integration of data and technology resources across the organization.

Mark Leslie, Former VERITAS CEO & Chairman, Joins HeartVista Board of Directors
HeartVista, a pioneer in AI-assisted MRI solutions, announced that entrepreneur and industry veteran Mark Leslie has joined its Board of Directors. Leslie was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software.

Zebra Medical Vision Expands Its Footprint in North America and Appoints a New CEO
Zebra Medical Vision (@ZebraMedVision), the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, announces that Ohad Arazi has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Co-Founder Eyal Gura, who will continue as Chairman of the board. Mr Arazi brings to Zebra-Med extensive leadership experience in healthcare IT and medical imaging, along with a proven track record of driving transformative growth and building value at digital health firms, including McKesson Technology Solutions, Change Healthcare, and TELUS Health. Mr Arazi’s appointment is effective starting March 1, 2020.