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.

LifePoint Health Appoints Michael S. Coggin as Chief Financial Officer
LifePoint Health, Inc. (@LifePointHealthannounced the appointment of Michael S. Coggin as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 30, 2016. Coggin, who has served as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since 2008, succeeds Leif Murphy, currently Chief Financial Officer, who is leaving the Company to pursue another opportunity.

West Health Promotes Zia Agha, M.D. to Chief Medical Officer
West Health (@WestHealth), dedicated to enabling successful aging for our nation’s seniors, announced that Zia Agha, M.D. has been promoted to the role of chief medical officer (CMO). In addition to the CMO role, Dr. Agha will remain as West Health’s executive vice president of clinical research and informatics and have additional responsibilities for telehealth.

Former Intermountain Medical Center CEO/Administrator David Grauer Joins Health Catalyst as Senior Vice President
Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst), a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced that David Grauer is joining the company as a Senior Vice President, effective September 2016.

Zelis Healthcare Announces New Addition to Executive Team
Zelis Healthcare (@ZelisHealthcare), a healthcare information technology company, is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Wolinsky, MD, is the new Chief Medical Officer of Zelis Healthcare. Dr. Wolinsky’s expertise, experience and deep relationships will help power growth in Claims Integrity and overall.

Turn-Key Health Expands Executive Team, Appoints New Chief Operating Officer, Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President of Business Development
Turn-Key Health (@TurnKeyHealth), a market leader in population health management for patients with complex care and life limiting illness, announces the expansion of its executive team to accommodate corporate growth. Terri Maxwell, Ph.D., APRN, formerly chief operating officer, will bring her clinical management expertise to the positon of chief clinical officer. Cyndi Seiwert, a senior healthcare operator with two decades of experience in post-acute healthcare, has been appointed new chief operating officer. In addition, John W. Halsey, healthcare executive with 20+ years of experience driving revenue and developing marketing strategies, was named vice president, Business Development.

Serum Names Robert Grammatica Executive Vice President, Managing Director
Serum (@serumagency), a data-driven healthcare marketing agency, has named Robert Grammatica to lead the agency as executive vice president, managing director. Grammatica brings a deep background devoted to developing and building new healthcare marketing capabilities, driving transformational thinking and leading teams to a track record of success.

ESO Solutions Names Jennifer Mabe Chief Financial Officer
ESO Solutions, Inc., a provider of healthcare software and interoperability solutions, announced the hiring of Jennifer Mabe, CPA, CGMA, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Texas Health Services Authority Names New CEO
The Texas Health Services Authority (@HIETexas) has named Austin attorney George Gooch as its new chief executive officer. Gooch had served as interim CEO since April, leading the state’s efforts to coordinate the implementation of health information exchange in Texas.

MYidealDOCTOR Announces Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health
MYidealDOCTOR (MiD) (@MYidealDOCTOR), a provider of cloud-based telemedicine and mHealth services, recently announced the launch of on-demand access to behavioral health providers for counseling sessions via video. In addition to this exciting new service line, MiD has also welcomed David Buxton, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health. The MiD behavioral health solution offers access to behavioral health assessments and providers, including licensed counselors, psychologists and social workers.