Health IT Appointments and Hires 2015

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

John Kelly of Edifecs Elected to WEDI Board of Directors
Edifecs (@edifecs), a global health information technology solutions company, announced that John Kelly, principal business advisor for Edifecs, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) (@WEDIonline). Kelly’s term will begin January 2016.

Practice Fusion Announces Appointment of Tom Langan as Permanent Chief Executive Officer
Practice Fusion (@PracticeFusion), the #1 cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform, announced the appointment of Tom Langan as its permanent Chief Executive Officer. Langan has been interim CEO of Practice Fusion since August of this year. This also follows Langan’s appointment as a member of Practice Fusion’s Board of Directors in September of this year, a role which he will continue to fill following his appointment as permanent CEO.

Dr. Peter Tippett, Healthcare IT Pioneer, Named to DataMotion Board of Directors to Accelerate Growth
DataMotion (@DataMotion), an experienced email encryption and health information service provider (HISP), announced the appointment of Peter Tippett, M.D., Ph.D. to its Board of Directors. Considered a pioneer and foremost authority on health IT – with diverse credits ranging from serving on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) to creating the first commercial anti-virus product – Tippett was named to the Board to help further DataMotion’s rapid growth and reputation as the leader in secure health information delivery. Tippett has also become an investor in the company.

New Board Members Poised to Shape the Agenda for AEHIX Groups
The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA), Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) and Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) — and their respective foundations — announced newly elected members to their boards of trustees. Launched in 2014 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (@CIOCHIME), the groups – collectively known as AEHIX – offer educational and professional develop programs for senior healthcare leaders in information technology, applications and security. See the press release for a listing of all the new board members, whose terms begin Jan. 1, 2016.

CynergisTek CEO Elected to Board of Trustees for CHIME’s AEHIS
CynergisTek™ (@cynergistek), announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, has been elected to the board of trustees for the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). In this role, McMillan will help the organization continue to evolve to meet member needs by providing ongoing healthcare information technology (HIT) security guidance. McMillan will also help inform policymakers and the public on key issues impacting the HIT industry.

Quality Systems, Inc. Board of Directors Elects Jeffrey H. Margolis as Chairman of Board
Quality Systems, Inc., announced the election of Jeffrey H. Margolis as the independent chairman of the board of directors, effective today. Margolis succeeds Sheldon Razin, 77, founder, who has served as the chairman of the board since the Company’s inception in 1974. Concurrently, the board elected Craig A. Barbarosh to serve as vice chairman.

13 Fellows Inducted into American College of Medical Informatics
Following their recent election, 13 new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) (@AMIAinformatics) on Nov. 15 at ceremonies during the AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium. ACMI President, Suzanne Bakken, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, welcomed the esteemed new Fellows to the College: Michael Hogarth, MD, University of California Davis, David McCallie, Jr., MD, Cerner Corporation, Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, Anne Moen, RN, University of Oslo, Jason H. Moore, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Christian Nohr, PhD, Aalborg University, Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Madhu Reddy, PhD, Northwestern University, Guergana Savova, PhD, Children’s Hospital Boston; Harvard Medical School, Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD, Stanford University, Aziz Sheikh, BSc, University of Edinburgh, Chunhua Weng, PhD, Columbia University, Adam Wright, PhD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Orion Health Names Robert Pepper New Vice President of Marketing for North America
Orion Health™ (@OrionHealthUS), a population health management and healthcare integration company, announced the appointment of Robert Pepper as Vice President of Marketing, North America. In his new role, Pepper will be responsible for setting the North American marketing strategy in collaboration with the global and North American leadership teams, as well as driving functional marketing programs in support of Orion Health’s overall business objectives.

HealthMyne Adds Healthcare IT Industry Expert to Board
HealthMyne, Inc. (@HealthMyne), announced the addition of Milton Silva-Craig, J.D., MBA to its board of directors. Silva-Craig, currently CEO of Q-Centrix, brings more than 20 years of executive management expertise in the field of healthcare IT to the board.

See previously reported hires and appointments on the next pages.