Health IT Appointments and Hires 2014

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

BD Chairman, President and CEO Vincent Forlenza Named Chairman of AdvaMed’s Board of Directors
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) (@AdvaMedUpdate) announced that BD Chairman, President and CEO Vincent A. Forlenza has been named chairman of the AdvaMed Board of Directors for a two-year term.

CHIME Welcomes Charles E. Christian as its 2015 Board Chairman
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (@CIOCHIME) is pleased to welcome Charles E. Christian, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, as its 2015 Board of Trustees Chair.

ABILITY Network Appoints Jerre L. Stead to Its Board of Directors
ABILITY Network, a leading healthcare technology company, announced that Jerre L. Stead has joined the organization as a member of its Board of Directors. Stead is a recognized authority in the field of executive leadership, with substantial experience as an executive in the telecommunications and IT industries.

Quality Systems, Inc. Names Zachary J. Sherburne Global Chief Information Officer
Quality Systems, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced the appointment of Zachary J. Sherburne to the post of senior vice president and global chief information officer.

HIMSS Announces New Nominating Committee Members
Upon election by their peers, three HIMSS (@HIMSS) individual members will be joining the HIMSS Nominating Committee, serving a two-year term from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2016: Michele “Mickey” McGlynn, FHIMSS; Jeanette Polaschek, MS, RN, FHIMSS; and Sal Volpe, MD, FAAP, FACP, CHCQM, FHIMSS.

Healtheway Announces 2015 Board Members
Healtheway (@HealthewayInc), a non-profit, public-private collaborative focused on advancing the implementation of interoperable health information exchange, announced the members of its board of directors for fiscal year 2015. The new board includes a combination of individuals who have served on the board for many years as well as new additions to the organization’s leadership structure.

Leidos Names Steven Russell Senior Vice President for Sales and Strategic Accounts
Leidos (@leidosinc) a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, announced the appointment of Steven Russell as senior vice president for sales and strategic accounts of Leidos Health, effective December 1, 2014.

Daryl Wansink Leading Authority on Healthcare Data Analytics Joins QualMetrix Executive Team
QualMetrix, a healthcare analytics company delivering actionable insights to payors, providers and employers to help them reduce cost while enhancing the quality of healthcare, announced Daryl Wansink PhD, has joined its executive leadership team as the Senior Vice President of Analytics.

Navid Asgari Assumes New Role as Vice President of Service and Support for CompuGroup Medical US
CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) announced that Navid Asgari has assumed the role of Vice President of Service and Support for its Ambulatory Information Services Division (AIS), as of December 1, 2014. Navid previously held the position of Vice President of Professional Services. Navid joined CGM in the spring of 2014 and has been instrumental in the transformation of the CGM customer experience through the standardization of internal processes and the facilitation of inter-departmental collaboration aimed at driving service excellence.

Gary Trickett Joins Anthelio Healthcare Solutions as Senior Vice President, IT Services
Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc.(@Anthelio), the largest independent provider of technology and services to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers, announced the appointment of Gary Trickett as Senior Vice President, IT Services. In his new role, Gary will lead Anthelio’s IT assets, staff and projects as well as develop the overarching technology strategy to support and drive the company’s global IT business objectives.

ABILITY Network Appoints Tim Adams to Board of Directors
ABILITY Network, a leading healthcare technology company, announced that Tim Adams has joined the organization as a member of its Board of Directors and Chair of its Audit Committee. Adams currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Demandware, an industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions.

See previously reported hires and appointments on the next pages.