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.

Secretary Azar Announces Appointments for the Department of Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services (@HHSGov) Secretary Alex M. Azar II announced the following appointments for the Department:

  • Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs –Judy Stecker
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs – Jeff Rosenberg
  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration – Heather Flick
  • Deputy Administrator and Director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) – Adam Boehler
  • Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform – Dan Best

Great Lakes Health Connect Names Tracy Webb as Implementation Consultant
Tracy Webb has joined Great Lakes Health Connect (@GLHC_HIE) as the Implementation Consultant serving the Metro Detroit area. She will assist healthcare providers and community organizations to understand and use the Great Lakes Health Connect suite of applications and solutions.

ResMed Hires Bobby Ghoshal as First Chief Technology Officer
ResMed (@ResMed) announced the hire of its first chief technology officer (CTO), Bobby Ghoshal, effective April 2, 2018. As CTO, Ghoshal will lead ResMed’s global healthcare informatics and data analytics team to drive its world-leading cloud-based digital health platforms as well as investments in emerging health technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Acessa Health Expands Leadership Team with Key Executive Hires
Acessa Health Inc. (@acessa), developer of the Acessa System®, a comprehensive, minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids, announced the company has strengthened its existing leadership team through the appointment of three experts in medical device and healthcare business operations. Ryan Graver has joined the company as vice president, market access and reimbursement; Kathleen Malaspina has been named chief innovation officer and vice president of marketing; and Brian Bergeron, has been appointed chief technology officer and vice president of operations.

Be The Match BioTherapies Expands Leadership Team with Promotions and New Hires
Be The Match BioTherapies®, an organization offering solutions for companies developing and commercializing cellular therapies, announced the appointment of Chris McClain, MBA, to Vice President, New Business Development and Sales, and Steven Devine, M.D., a renowned stem cell transplant physician, as Medical Director. In addition, the company appointed Jamie Margolis, Ph.D., to Director, Product Development Operations.

Dr. Ann Cary Appointed as Chair of the AACN Board
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (@AACNursing) is pleased to announce that Ann Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, FNAP, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), has been appointed Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. Dr. Cary began her two-year term as the association’s highest elected official at the close of AACN’s 2018 Spring Business Meeting held in Washington, D.C.

Change Healthcare Appoints Fredrik J. Eliasson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Change Healthcare (@Change_HC) announced the appointment of Fredrik Eliasson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Eliasson joins Change Healthcare after a 20-year career at CSX Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, as well as chief sales and marketing officer. As a member of the Change Healthcare executive leadership team, Mr. Eliasson will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Neil de Crescenzo.

Divurgent Welcomes New Vice President, Professional Services
Divurgent (@DIVURGENT), a nationally recognized healthcare IT consulting company, announced that Steve Weichhand will be joining Divurgent as Vice President, Professional Services. Weichhand will join Divurgent’s operational team to lead engagements and solution development of the company’s professional services delivery.