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.

SA Ignite Grows to Support Clients Navigating the Quality Payment Program
SA Ignite Inc. (@saignite), a provider of solutions that automate the management of complex value-based programs, announced that it is growing to support the demand for its technology which helps providers adapt to changes outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). In response to the growing demand for its solutions, SA Ignite expanded its team by 33 percent in 2016.

Michael Sanderson Joins Caravan Health as Chief Business Development Officer
Caravan Health (@CaravanHealth), a pioneer of delivering turn-key solutions to empower both providers and patients to achieve better lives, has added Mr. Michael L. Sanderson, co-Founder of RemitDATA, Inc., to their executive team effective immediately.

Dr. Shafiq Rab Named Rush CIO
After a comprehensive national search, Rush University Medical Center (@RushMedical) has named Shafiq Rab, MBBS, MPH, CHCIO, to the post of chief information officer and senior vice president, effective Jan. 9, 2017.

ARDX Appoints Senior Vice President to Expand Government Service Initiatives
ARDX (@ARDXConsulting), a healthcare management and IT consulting firm, announced that Brooke Patterson has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of Government Services. In this role, Ms. Patterson is responsible for expanding and implementing customizable healthcare solutions for all federal, state, and local government agencies, while continuing to strengthen professional relationships with numerous agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Growth Strategist Paul Crnkovich to Lead Kaufman Hall Healthcare Consumer Practice
Consumer strategy expert Paul Crnkovich has been tapped to lead the healthcare consumer practice at Kaufman Hall & Associates, LLC (@KaufmanHall), a provider of strategic, capital, financial, and transaction advisory services and software tools. Crnkovich joins the firm as Managing Director.

AbleTo Announces Healthcare Data Analytics Veteran Clifford A. Farren, Jr. as Chief Financial Officer
AbleTo, Inc. (@ableto), a provider of innovative behavioral telehealth programs proven to improve patient outcomes, increase access, and lower healthcare costs, announced that Clifford A. Farren, Jr. joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Farren joins AbleTo following his role at QuintilesIMS, where he served as Vice President of Finance for the United States Business Unit.

WEDI Announces New 2017 Board of Directors
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) (@WEDIonline), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the election of four new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to serve two-year terms. The WEDI Board of Directors represents a diverse cross-section of the industry including payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors. This group of executives will lead the organization forward in its efforts to promote the use of health IT in improving healthcare information exchange – enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

VITL Appoints Accounting Manager
Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) (@VITLVT) has named Bonnie Losty as its new accounting manager. In this position, Losty is responsible for all aspects of the VITL accounting system, including invoicing, collections, payables, treasury, financial controls, and financial reporting.

Dr. Semmoto, Famous Technology Industry Innovator, Joins MyHealth.Us as Founding Member of International Advisory Board
Dr. Sachio Semmoto, founder of numerous industry leading technology companies including two Tokyo Stock Exchange listed firms (KDDI and eACCESS) and chairman of Renova, sustainable energy company, joined the newly created International Advisory Board of MyInfo LLC, dba MyHealth.Us (@MyHealthUs).