Health IT Appointments and Hires

handshake-200The following are announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments in the healthcare and health IT industry.

Docent Health Expands Executive Team with Healthcare and Technology Industry Veterans
Docent Health (@DocentHealth), the leader in innovating a consumer-centric approach in healthcare, announced the arrival of four key executives to the company’s growing team. Kim LaFontana, Chief Product Officer; Andrew Park, Chief Technology Officer; Geoff McHugh, Vice President of Transformation; and Monna Nanavati, Chief Service Delivery Officer, have all joined the company in its new Boston headquarters. These experienced HIT leaders will direct the growing company to optimize its patient experience solution offering for health systems.

The Patient Advocate: Meet Spok’s New CNO
Spok (@spoktweets) recently announced the appointment of Nat’e Guyton as Chief Nursing Officer. Nat’e will represent the voice of nurses and patients as they evolve Spok’s suite of communication solutions that support patient care.

CynergisTek Continues to Expand Executive Team, Adds Vice President of Audit Strategy
CynergisTek (@cynergistekannounced that is has further expanded its executive team with the addition of Marti Arvin as Vice President of Audit Strategy. Arvin brings more than three decades of experience in the fields of compliance, research and regulatory administration at academic medical centers and traditional hospital care settings to her role. She will lead strategic business development for the company’s compliance services, as well as support clients in meeting evolving compliance and regulatory requirements.

The Sequoia Project’s CTO/ CIO Joins IHE USA Board of Directors
Eric Heflin, CIO/CTO for The Sequoia Project (@sequoiaproject), has been elected to the IHE USA (@IHE_USA)Board of Directors. IHE USA represents the United States’ interests within IHE International, an international health IT standards development organization.

Telehealth Veteran Robert E. Sass, Jr. Joins AMC Health As Chief Operating Officer
AMC Health (@AMCHealth), a provider of proven remote patient monitoring and engagement solutions that are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, announced that Robert E. Sass, Jr. has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sass brings 30 years of experience in the international healthcare industry, of which 15 years has been focused on the telehealth and virtual care market sectors.

ECG Welcomes John Lutz to the Strategy Practice
ECG (@ecgmc) is pleased to announce that John Lutz has joined the leadership team of ECG’s Strategy Practice. John brings more than 30 years of strategy experience, both on the provider side and as a consultant, having served as a senior executive with Huron Consulting Group and Navigant Consulting, the CEO of a large multispecialty group practice, and the director of a seven-hospital consortium sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. He is a recognized expert in strategy development for AMCs, integrated health systems, children’s hospitals, physician organizations, clinically integrated networks, and accountable care organizations.

Solutionreach Appoints Josh Weiner to Chief Growth Officer
Solutionreach (@solutionreach), the leader in patient relationship management solutions, announced the appointment of prominent investor, consultant and growth strategist, Josh Weiner, to chief growth officer. Weiner will guide strategy and growth acceleration initiatives, a critical role as the company pushes into the ambulatory practice and acute care markets.

Kristi Crowe, Orthopedic Thought Leader & Educator, Joins VOX Telehealth
VOX Telehealth (@VOXTelehealth), a leader in the development of procedure-specific, patient engagement programs, announced the addition of Kristi Crowe as Senior Vice President of Ortho Solutions, effective immediately. As a longtime consultant with extensive experience in the orthopedic industry, Crowe will steer VOX in delivering orthopedic solutions that proactively manage patients and aid healthcare providers in delivering high-quality care more efficiently.

Torax Medical, Inc. Raises $25 Million in Series E Funding and Welcomes New Chief Commercial Officer
Torax Medical, Inc. announced the completion of a $25 million Series E financing. The Series E round was led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. and included participation of existing investors, including Sanderling Ventures, Thomas McNerney & Partners, Accuitive Medical Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Piper Jaffray Companies, and Mayo Clinic Ventures.

CynergisTek Adds Vice President of Security Strategy to Growing Executive Team
CynergisTek (@cynergistekannounced that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of Clyde Hewitt as Vice President of Security Strategy. Hewitt brings more than 30 years of relevant experience to his new role. He will provide strategic direction for the company’s information and cybersecurity services and take an active role in new business development. Hewitt will also serve as senior security advisor to the company’s growing roster of healthcare clients.

Chair and Vice Chair of HIMSS Board of Directors Begin Terms
HIMSS (@HIMSS) has announced that as of July 1, Sebastian Krolop, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, vice president and partner, Philips Healthcare Transformation Services EMEA, began his tenure as board chair, and Hal Wolf, director, national leader of information and digital health strategy, The Chartis Group, began his role as vice chair. As officers, each holds a one-year term.