Health IT Hires and Appointments


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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute Appoints New President
Point32Health, the parent company of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, announced that Emily Oken, MD, MPH, has been appointed the new president of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, following a nation-wide search. As part of her new role, Dr. Oken will also serve as chair of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine (@DeptPopMed) at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

Avanza Healthcare Strategies Appoints Mark Garvin as Executive in Residence
Avanza Healthcare Strategies (@avanzastrat), a national advisory firm empowering hospitals and health systems to develop, execute, and oversee their ambulatory and outpatient initiatives, has appointed Mark Garvin as the company’s Executive in Residence.

Dan Howell Named RVP, Midwest Radiology Services for LucidHealth
LucidHealth (@lucidhealthco) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Howell as the Regional Vice President, Midwest Radiology Services. In this role, Dan will be responsible for leading the overall development, leadership, growth, strategic direction, and operational excellence of LucidHealth’s presence across the Midwest, encompassing more than 50 sites throughout Ohio and Wisconsin.

CVS Health Announces Leadership Appointments
CVS Health® (@CVSHealth) announced several leadership updates, effective immediately: Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and interim CFO, Tom Cowhey, has been formally appointed the company’s next CFO; CEO of Oak Street Health and interim lead of Health Care Delivery, Mike Pykosz, has been formally appointed President of Health Care Delivery; CVS Health announced on October 13, 2023 the interim appointments, and that Shawn Guertin would be taking a leave of absence. Guertin will be stepping down from his roles due to family health reasons and will remain on personal leave and will leave the company on May 31, 2024. Appoints Geoff Martin as CEO, Yonatan Adiri to transition to role of President (@Healthyio1), the developer of the first and only FDA-cleared smartphone-powered at-home kidney test, announced the appointment of Geoff Martin as the company’s new CEO. Martin will take over the responsibilities of Yonatan Adiri, who will now serve as President of the company.

Lightning Step Names Matt Wesolosky as new Chief Financial Officer
Lightning Step (@LightningStepT), a provider of integrated CRM, EHR, and RCM solutions for behavioral health practices, has appointed Matt Wesolosky as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Wesolosky will lead Lightning Step’s finance, accounting, reporting, and human resource functions in his new role.

Hires & Promotions

Vida Health Hires Ravi Guha as Chief Financial Officer
Virtual cardiometabolic care leader Vida Health (@vida) announced the addition of Ravi Guha to its executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Guha joins Vida from Heal, a home-based primary care and telehealth company recently acquired by Humana/Centerwell.

NextGen Healthcare Announces Key Promotions in C-Suite
Entering the new year with a continued commitment to delivering transformative healthcare technology solutions, NextGen Healthcare (@NextGen) announced two key executive promotions that will support the organization’s long-term strategic growth. Effective immediately, Srinivas (Sri) Velamoor has been promoted to president and chief operating officer and James Hammerschmidt has been named as the incoming chief financial officer. David Sides remains chief executive officer.

Former Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos Joins Quris-AI Board
Quris-AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) innovator disrupting the pharmaceutical arena, announced the addition of Michel Vounatsos, former CEO of Biogen, to its Board of Directors, and the appointment of Yossi Ben Amram, former Merck & Co., Inc. (MSD) Regional President, as President of Quris-AI.

Greenway Health Senior Leader Named Chairperson of HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA)
Greenway Health (@greenway), a health information technology services provider, is proud to announce Stephanie Jamison, senior director of regulatory and government affairs at Greenway Health, was named chairperson of HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association).

Electronic Health Record Association Announces FY24 Leadership and Priorities
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association (@EHRAssociation) announced the results of its annual Executive Committee elections for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2024. The EHR Association is a trade association of 29 companies that serve most of the nation’s hospitals and ambulatory care organizations using EHRs and other health information and technology to deliver high-quality, efficient care to their patients.