Health IT Appointments, Hires and Who’s Hiring

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April Joy Damian, PhD, Named Weitzman Institute Director
April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP, has been named Vice President and Director of the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Damian, a widely published and highly respected researcher, joined Community Health Center, Inc. (@CHCConnecticut) in May 2019 as Weitzman’s Associate Director.

Veteran AI and ML Leader from LG Electronics and Bosch Joins H1 as SVP of Data Science and Machine Learning
H1 (@H1co_), which provides the largest global healthcare platform that connects healthcare professionals, announced that Dr. Mohak Shah has joined the company as SVP of Data Science and Learning.

Edifecs Announces CEO Transition Amid Strong Year of Growth
Edifecs, Inc. (@edifecs), a global health information technology solutions company, announced that Sunny Singh will transition to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Venkat Kavarthapu will become Chief Executive Officer.

CereCore Welcomes Michael Gagnon, its first Enterprise Fellow
CereCore (@CereCore) recently welcomed Michael Gagnon who joined the team as the company’s first Enterprise Fellow. As Enterprise Fellow, Michael will not only provide technical direction and guidance in the areas of IT solutions, cloud and disaster recovery management, but also he will focus on driving innovation that support successful IT strategies for their clients.

First Stop Health Announces Executive Team Changes as Virtual Care Company Growth Continues
First Stop Health (FSH) (@FirstStopHealth), a virtual care provider in the areas of telemedicine and virtual mental health, announced it has made several promotions and an addition to its executive team. Co-founder Patrick Spain has become Executive Chairman; President, Blaine Barnett has become Chief Executive Officer; SVP of Operations, Teira Gunlock has become Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Eric Bricker, co-founder of care navigation company Compass Professional Health Services (now part of Alight) has become Chief Medical Officer & Chief Growth Officer.

Humana Names Susan Diamond as Chief Financial Officer
Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (@Humana) announced that Susan Diamond, currently serving as Humana’s interim Chief Financial Officer and Segment President for the Home Business, has transitioned to the permanent role of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Global Healthcare Leader Joins Biofourmis as Chief Commercial Officer
Biofourmis (@biofourmis), a Boston-based global company in virtual care and digital therapeutics, has named global healthcare marketing and sales leader Sheeza Khawar Hussain as its first-ever chief commercial officer (CCO). Her appointment comes at a pivotal time in Biofourmis’ growth trajectory, as the company continues to expand the number of health systems leveraging its AI-based care-at-home technology, including solutions for Hospital at Home, post-acute care and chronic condition management.

DSS, Inc. Announces New Hire to Better Serve Veterans and Public Health
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) (@DSSHealthIT), a provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, announced that David L. Whitmer has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer for the company’s federal business line. Mr. Whitmer was a senior federal executive with over 20 years of c-suite level of experience directing facilities and operations for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including 10 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Medable Hires Sanskriti Thakur as Chief Growth Officer to Lead Market Expansion
Medable Inc. (@medableinc), a cloud platform company for patient-centered drug development, announced the hiring of Sanskriti Thakur as chief growth officer. Thakur most recently served as global life sciences research lead for Accenture, responsible for market-shaping strategy and research in therapeutics, digital health, and business model innovation. Notably, she was responsible for perspectives in new science, COVID-19 responses, and clinical trial diversity.

Azara Healthcare Plans for Future Growth – Expands Executive Management Team
Azara Healthcare (@azaraDRVS), a provider of population health and value-based care solutions announced the addition of two proven executives to the company. George McGovern will assume the role of Vice President of Finance and Charlene Grasso joins the company as its Director of Human Resources.



Verana Health Names Hylton Kalvaria Chief Business Officer and Appoints Four Executives to Drive Innovation and Growth
Verana Health (@veranahealth), a healthcare technology and analytics innovator transforming multi-specialty clinical data into real-world evidence, has promoted Hylton Kalvaria to Chief Business Officer, a newly created role, and announced a series of appointments to drive innovation and growth. The company adds this talent to further improve patient care by using high quality, clinically rich, real-world data from physicians to provide deep analysis into observational and prospective research.

Who’s Hiring

Looking for a new position, career, challenge? Predictions show the health IT industry is expected to witness a 37.1% spike in growth in 2021 and thereafter will continue to grow and reach $508.8 billion by the year 2027.  All this can’t happen without companies seeking top talent. So who is looking for what these days? Here is what we have found.

Healthix (@healthix) is hiring a Compliance Associate, Audits and Reporting in their Member Services / Compliance department. The person selected for this role will be a subject matter expert for Healthix and SHIN-NY policies and will develop and manage processes for audits, reports, policy review, patient consent, and user training. The candidate will be a key contributor for Healthix certification activities and will support compliance objectives across stakeholders, including Healthix staff, committees, Participants, electronic health record (EHR) vendors and consumers/patients. Interested parties should contact View the complete job description.

Manifest MedEx
Manifest MedEx (@ManifestMedex) is hiring a new Vice President of Policy. Do you want to work on a mission-driven team with huge reach and scale that is improving health in California? Then join their team. MX is committed to improving patient experience, enhancing health, and reducing healthcare costs by making it easier for doctors, hospitals, health plans and other care providers to share health information. Today they share health records for 26 million Californians, over 120 hospitals and more than 1,000 organizations. See more information on this position.

CRISP Shared Services, Inc. (@CRISPhealth) serves affiliate organization Connie, Connecticut’s state-designated Health Information Exchange (HIE), to positively impact the healthcare system through improved patient care and outcomes, reduced costs, and data-driven understanding of statewide public health concerns. They are currently hiring for the following positions: Sr. Account Manager, Program Assistant for Governance and Administration, and Account Manager. View job descriptions.

AMA Announces Search Committee for New JAMA Editor in Chief
The American Medical Association (AMA) (@AmerMedicalAssn) announced the members of the search committee tasked with finding the new editor in chief of JAMA and JAMA Network™. Selecting search committee members is part of phase one of a four-phase search process that also includes nominating and recruiting candidates, interviews with search committee members, and presentations of vision statements by finalists. Interested applicants can provide their CV/qualifications to