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.

Andrew Mellin Named Chief Medical Officer for Spok, Inc.
Spok Holdings, Inc. (@spoktweets), the global leader in critical communications, announced the appointment of Andrew Mellin, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer. In this new role, Dr. Mellin will be responsible for representing physician’s needs for communications software solutions to drive improvements in provider efficiency and patient care. Dr. Mellin joins recently appointed Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Dr. Nat’e Guyton, in creating a clinical leadership team focused on using communication technologies to enable more effective workflow approaches that complement a health system’s investment in electronic records.

CHIME Foundation names Imprivata’s Carina Edwards to Foundation Board of Directors
Imprivata (@Imprivata), the healthcare IT security company, announced that Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Carina Edwards, has been appointed to the board of directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (@CIOCHIME) Foundation. Ms. Edwards will serve a four-year term, beginning on January 1, 2017.

Medsphere Names Rita Schaefer Chief Financial Officer
Medsphere Systems Corporation (@MedsphereH), a provider of affordable and interoperable electronic health record (EHR) solutions and services, announced that Rita Schaefer has been named chief financial officer (CFO). Schaefer was previously CFO for ChartLogic, a healthcare IT solutions provider for physician practices that Medsphere merged with this past June.

Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) Appoints Swisslog to Healthcare & Healthcare IT Advisory Board
The TSIA (@TSIACommunity) , a professional association of the technology services industry, has appointed Swisslog (@SwisslogHCSEU) Healthcare’s Vice President of Field Operations – Roy Dockery – to its Healthcare & Healthcare IT Advisory Board.

Livongo Health Lands Dave Engberg from Evernote as Chief Technology Officer
Livongo Health (@Livongo), a consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better, announced that Dave Engberg joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer.

Modernizing Medicine’s Mandy Long Elected Chair of Clinician Experience Workgroup by HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association
Modernizing Medicine (@modmed) has announced the appointment of Mandy Long, vice president of product management, as the new chair of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) Clinician Experience Workgroup, according to a company news release.

Former Bayer Life Sciences Medical Director Appointed Chief Medical Officer at Healthstat
Healthstat, Inc.(@HealthstatInc), an innovative workplace health promotion and wellness provider, has hired Phillip Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Franklin will oversee all wellness initiatives offered by Healthstat, including but not limited to its clinical team, day-to-day clinic operations, health assessments, pharmacy and occupational health services. He has 30 years of professional experience in the field of medicine, including corporate health and wellness, a major medical university, and the U.S. armed services.

AArete Adds Healthcare Provider Specialist as Managing Director
AArete LLC (@AArete) has added John Marchisin, a 25-year veteran of the healthcare provider industry, as a Managing Director. Marchisin, based in New York, provides profit improvement services to a range of healthcare providers, including large academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, physician practices and specialty hospitals.

Michael Sturmer Joins Livongo Health to Lead its Health Services Segment
Livongo Health (@Livongo), a consumer digital health company focused on improving care for chronic conditions, announced that Michael Sturmer has joined the company as its Senior Vice President of Health Services Segment.