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.

Charles W. Stellar Named WEDI President and CEO
WEDI (@WEDIonline), announced that Charles W. Stellar has been named by the WEDI Board of Directors as WEDI’s president and CEO. Stellar has served as WEDI’s interim CEO since January 2016. As an executive leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, association management and organizational leadership, Stellar will continue to oversee the strategic guidance of the organization, its staff and committees.

MiraMed Introduces Angela M. Hickman, VP RA-HCC Program Strategy & Business Development
MiraMed Global Services, LLC (MiraMed) (@miramedglobal), headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, is pleased to announce the addition of Angela M. Hickman, MS, CPC, CPCO, CEDC, CPMA, AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer & Ambassador as Vice President RA-HCC Program Strategy & Business Development. Ms. Hickman has a depth of knowledge and experience across multiple domains of healthcare.

Greythorn HIT Advisory Board
Greythorn officially announced the formation of its Healthcare IT Advisory Board, which is comprised of experienced HIT professionals from different corners of the industry. Greythorn has appointed three founding members to the HIT Advisory Board: Steven C. Tarr, PhD, COO of Acucela; John Stanley, VP of Impact Advisors; and Peter Ghavami, Director of Data Analytics at Capital One Financial. Learn more about them here.

GAO Appoints Three New Members to Health IT Policy Committee
Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (@USGAO), announced the appointment of three new members to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee. The new appointees are: James S. (Jamie) Ferguson, who will fill the position representing payers; Carolyn Petersen, who will fill the position of an advocate for patients and consumers; and Karen L. van Caulil, PhD, who will fill the position representing employers.

Anita Pramoda Joins Health Catalyst Board
Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst), a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced that healthcare IT veteran Anita Pramoda has joined the company’s Board of Directors as an independent board member and a member of the Audit Committee.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders Appoints Chief Financial Officer and Security Analyst
Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) (@VITLVT) has named Robert Turnau as the new vice president of finance/chief financial officer, and Jonathan Knapp as security analyst.

Launchpad Digital Health Expands Team
Launchpad Digital Health, the leading next generation of seed funds + accelerator for digital health, significantly expands its senior team. Two additional individuals, Randall Lipps and Paul Edwards, join Launchpad Digital Health as general partners.

Great Lakes Health Connect Announces Changes to their Growing Business Development Team
Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) (@GLHC_HIE) is pleased to announce the addition of Carrie Strom to their ever-growing team as its new West Michigan Implementation Consultant. In her new role, Carrie will support healthcare providers and community organizations in understanding as well as leveraging the comprehensive suite of health information exchange (HIE) solutions GLHC has to offer.

Nebraska Medicine Names New CEO
Daniel J. DeBehnke, MD, MBA, has been named the new chief executive officer of Nebraska Medicine (@NebraskaMed), succeeding interim CEO Rosanna Morris, MBA, BSN, RN, and interim president Bradley Britigan, MD. Dr. DeBehnke is currently the chief executive officer of Medical College Physicians, the Milwaukee-based physicians group representing more than 1,500 academic physicians and providers who practice at Froedtert Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinics and other hospitals in southeastern Wisconsin.

Indiana Health Information Exchange Names Valita Fredland as Vice President, General Counsel and Privacy Officer
The Indiana Health Information Exchange (@IndianaHIEannounced that Valita Fredland has been named Vice President, General Counsel and Privacy Officer effective May 16th. She brings with her comprehensive experience in healthcare law, privacy, security and ethical considerations.

Signature Medicine First Concierge Medicine Practice to Appoint Chief Experience Officer
Signature Medicine (@signaturemed), a concierge medicine practice for Wellness & Healthy Living, led by Ashish Sitapara, MD, recently welcomed Kimberly Savage to the practice as the Chief Experience Officer (CXO). To date, no other concierge medicine practice has a CXO which makes Signature Medicine’s dedication to their members very unique.

Peak Health Solutions Names Jennifer R. Humm Associate Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Strategic Operations
Peak Health Solutions (“Peak”) (@PeakHealthSol), a national provider of mid-revenue cycle solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer R. Humm from Director of Talent Acquisition to Associate Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Strategic Operations. In her new role, Humm will lead the full lifecycle recruiting process for the organization’s leaders and associates, advancing the Peak Health Solutions brand across numerous markets and professional communities, while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the Peak selection process.