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.

Jeff Immelt Appointed Chairman of athenahealth Board of Directors
athenahealth, Inc. (@athenahealth), a leading provider of network-enabled services for hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide, announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jeff Immelt, former GE chairman and CEO, as chairman of athenahealth, effective February 7, 2018. Mr. Immelt is recognized for advancing digitization across industries, in particular for driving the first wave of digitization across healthcare enterprises and the healthcare industry at large.

Caresyntax Appoints CMO, Names Board of Advisors
Caresyntax® Inc. (@caresyntax), a technology and services company focused on risk reduction in hospitals and ambulatory surgical clinics, announced that it has appointed Paul Summerside, MD, as its Chief Medical Officer. Summerside is an emergency medicine physician, the former Chairman of Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., and the former CMO of Baycare Health System and the Baycare Clinic.

Perdue Names New Leaders in USDA’s Departmental Administration
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue introduced five new leaders within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) (@USDA) Departmental Administration. The key personnel named are: Donald Bice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration; Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer; Mary Pletcher, Chief Human Capital Officer; George Cabaniss, Senior Procurement Executive; and Joseph Doyle, Customer Service Coordinator.

Trump Administration Appoints Acting CDC Director
After Brenda Fitzgerald resigned from her previous role as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anne Schuchat has been tapped by the Trump administration to serve as the acting director.

James C. Wade, MD, joins Vibrent Health as Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Health technology company Vibrent Health (@VibrentHealth) announced that James C. Wade, MD, has joined the company as Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO). In the role, Wade will provide direction in clinical, scientific, behavioral and lifestyle research as well as standardization of the measurement and evaluation framework for Vibrent’s digital health programs.

PatientKeeper Names Christopher Maiona, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
PatientKeeper®, Inc. (@PatientKeeper), a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, announced that Christopher Maiona, M.D., has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Maiona is PatientKeeper’s senior clinical leader, providing guidance to PatientKeeper customers and staff on product development, deployment and optimization.

NCI Appoints Brad Mascho as New Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer
NCI, Inc. (@nciinc_), a leading provider of information technology and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced Brad Mascho has joined the company as chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). In this role, he is responsible for leading a new corporate division focused around artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives and strategy to accelerate, automate and augment repeatable processes for NCI’s customers, quickly turning data into actionable intelligence.