Health IT Appointments and Hires

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

Dr. Claire Neely Named CEO and President of ICSI
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) (@ICSIorg) Board of Directors announced that Claire S. Neely, MD has been named President and CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Neely has served as ICSI’s Chief Medical Officer since 2015 and has been with the organization since 2009. Along with her work as a healthcare leader over the past three decades, Neely maintained a practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine for over thirty years and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1995 and a board-certified Pediatrician since 1985.

Keith Boone Joins Audacious Inquiry Bringing Expertise in Health IT Standards and Interoperability
Audacious Inquiry (Ai) (@A_INQ), a health information technology company providing industry-leading care coordination solutions, announced the addition of Keith Boone to their team of experts in healthcare interoperability. Keith has two decades of standards development and implementation, and more than a decade of standards leadership experience.

PatientKeeper Appoints Barry Gutwillig Vice President, Sales and Marketing
PatientKeeper®, Inc. (@PatientKeeper), a provider of EHR accelerator solutions for healthcare providers, announced that Barry Gutwillig has joined the company as vice president, sales and marketing, reporting to PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient. In this role, Gutwillig is responsible for all market outreach initiatives to expand the company’s customer base, business partnerships and awareness in North America.

U.S. Department of State Medical Informatics Expert Dean Smith, MD, Joins GlobalMed as CMIO
Dean L. Smith, MD, MBI, joins GlobalMed (@GlobalMed_USA) as Chief Medical Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Government Relations, effective Nov. 1. Dr. Smith brings to GlobalMed nearly two decades of telehealth, medical informatics, and clinical and operational leadership experience from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Medical Services.

Payment and Healthcare Security Expert Brand Barney Joins ControlScan
ControlScan (@ControlScan), a  managed security and compliance solutions company that helps secure networks and protect payment card data, continues building upon its internal expertise with several strategic new hires to its Security Consulting team. The company announced that payment and healthcare security expert Brand Barney is one of its newest additions.

Health Systems Comings and Goings

The following have been reported as retiring, leaving, or joining the major health systems and providers in the US.

WEDI Announces Slate of New 2019 Board of Directors
WEDI (@WEDIonline), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the election of five new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to serve two-year terms.

Head of IBM Watson Health leaving post after company stumbles, growing criticism
After a rocky three years as head of IBM’s health division, Deborah DiSanzo is leaving her role. A company spokesman told STAT that DiSanzo will no longer lead IBM Watson Health (@IBMWatsonHealth), the Cambridge-based division that has pitched the company’s famed artificial intelligence capabilities as solutions for a myriad of health challenges, like treating cancer and analyzing medical images.