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.

MiHIN Announces Addition of Dr. Gregory Forzley to Board
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)  has announced that Dr. Gregory Forzley has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors. Dr. Forzley is uniquely positioned to add experience and guidance to the MiHIN board. He currently serves as a director on the boards of the Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO) and Great Lakes Health Connect (as vice-chair).

Cylance® Hires Security Industry Veteran John McClurg from Dell
Cylance® (@cylanceinc), announced that it has hired John McClurg as Vice President in the Office of Security and Trust (OST). He will assist in building Security and Trust programs for the company alongside Malcolm Harkins, who is taking on the title of Cylance’s Chief Security and Trust Officer. McClurg joins Cylance from Dell Global Security, where he was the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for five years.

Logicalis US Appoints Sally Brandtneris CFO
Logicalis (@LogicalisUS), an international IT solutions and managed services provider (, announced the appointment of Sally Brandtneris to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the United States. In this role, Brandtneris is responsible for maintaining sound day-to-day fiscal management and controls, including the executive direction and oversight of finance, accounting, tax, and IT functions, as well as Logicalis’ banking and auditing relationships.

HIMSS North America Names New Board Members
Effective July 1, 2016, Mike Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, chief medical information officer, Sparrow Health System, will begin his one-year term as chair of the HIMSS (@HIMSS) North America Board of Directors. Beth Casey Halley, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, principal advisor, MITRE Corporation, will begin her term as vice chair.

PULSE@MassChallenge Appoints Nick Dougherty New Program Director
MassChallenge (@MassChallengeannounced that it will be opening applications on September 14 for PULSE@MassChallenge, the new innovation lab for digital health entrepreneurs. In addition to the announcement, PULSE@MassChallenge has appointed VerbalCare CEO Nick Dougherty as its Program Director.

Consulting Powerhouses ECG Management Consultants and Kurt Salmon’s Healthcare Division Join Forces
The healthcare division of Kurt Salmon US, Inc., is joining ECG Management Consultants (@ecgmc), one of the nation’s leading consulting firms serving health systems, hospitals, medical groups, and academic medical centers. ECG has signed a purchase agreement with Kurt Salmon’s parent company, Management Consulting Group PLC, a London-based professional services company. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close within several weeks, were not disclosed.

BridgeHead Software Strengthens Engineering Team
BridgeHead Software (@BridgeHeadHDM), the healthcare data management company, announced the appointment of Crispin Jewitt as software engineering manager to lead the development of the company’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solutions.

David Tilton named Geisinger Health System Chief Integration Officer
David Tilton, MBA, FACHE, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer at Geisinger Health System (@GeisingerHealth). In this role, he will lead performance excellence efforts as well as develop and assist with key external relationships as Geisinger continues to build its reputation as a national leader in healthcare innovation.

Jeremy Delinsky and Jeff Hammerbacher Join CIOX Health Board of Directors
CIOX Health (@CIOXHealth), the nation’s leader in health information management and record retrieval, announced the appointment of Jeremy Delinsky and Jeff Hammerbacher to its board of directors. Mr. Delinsky is chief technology officer of Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor and Mr. Hammerbacher is the founder and chief scientist at Cloudera and an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.