Health IT Hires and Appointments


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Ontada Names Christine Davis Its New President
Ontada® (@OntadaOncology), a McKesson business dedicated to leveraging oncology real-world data and evidence, clinical education, and provider technology, announced the appointment of Christine Davis as its new president. In this role, Davis will focus on growing the business and fostering innovation, all to improve the lives of patients and win the fight against cancer. With more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, Davis possesses an impressive background in oncology research and real-world data.

New CTO at Encare with Focus on Product Development and Geographical Growth
The health tech company Encare (@EncareEras) has appointed the IT expert Niklas Wallin as the new CTO. Niklas Wallin has extensive experience in the tech industry and looks forward to making Encare an even more modern company that effectively meets its customers’ needs, by using technology, innovation and apt proficiencies.

Kalderos names veteran healthcare leader Angie Franks as new CEO
Data infrastructure and analytics company Kalderos (@KalderosInc), creator of the world’s first Drug Discount Management platform, announced the appointment of longtime healthcare executive Angie Franks as chief executive officer.

PRIM&R Announces New Executive Director
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) (@primrconnect) announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Ivy R. Tillman, EdD, CCRC, CIP. Previously the Director of Research Operations at the Mayo Clinic, and the prior IRB and HRPP Director at Augusta University, Dr. Tillman is poised to lead PRIM&R in advancing its mission of ensuring that the highest standards of integrity and ethics are maintained in medical and research endeavors through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.

OM1 Appoints Shawn Bates as Chief Commercial Officer
OM1 (@Om1Inc), a real-world data, AI and technology company with a focus on chronic diseases, announced the appointment of Shawn Bates as Chief Commercial Officer. Bates will work cross-functionally to steer OM1’s commercial strategy – including sales, marketing, and commercial operations – widening the company’s reach across the healthcare and life sciences industries. His efforts will further OM1’s goal to provide deeply rooted, high quality, real-world data and evidence to accelerate research, drive new treatment insights and improve clinical decision making.

Magellan Health Announces Market Leadership Appointments
Magellan Health, Inc. (@MagellanHealth), announced the appointments of Arthur Hennig as senior vice president, chief business officer, payer markets, of Magellan Health; and Sara Pierce as senior vice president, chief business officer, employer market, of Magellan Health.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names Alan S. Wayne, MD, as Pediatrician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
A nationally renowned medical leader, clinician and researcher in cancer and blood diseases, Alan S. Wayne, MD, has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) (@ChildrensLA), and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).

Brightside Health Expands Executive Leadership Team with Julia Bernstein, Chief Operations Officer
Brightside Health (@withbrightside), a telehealth platform that delivers life-saving mental healthcare to individuals with mild-to-severe clinical depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, announced the appointment of Julia Bernstein as Chief Operations Officer. Bernstein will play an integral role in maintaining the operational rigor of Brightside Health’s business as the company expands its member base and enters new markets to deliver critical mental health care. She will also serve as a strategic partner to the executive team, charged with refining and implementing a scalable operational infrastructure for the business that encompasses people, processes, and technology.

Edifecs Appoints Dr. Summerpal Kahlon, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer
Edifecs, Inc. (@edifecs), a global health information technology solutions company, announced that Dr. Summerpal Kahlon, M.D., joins the leadership team as chief medical officer (CMO). As a key contributor to Edifecs’ product innovation and development, Dr. Kahlon will work with leaders and teams across all products and functions to inform and shape clinical strategies and policies.


ABOUT Names Veteran Health System Operations and Innovation Leader as New CEO
ABOUT Healthcare® (@ABOUT_est2005), a provider of solutions for orchestrating patient access across the care continuum, announced that veteran health system operations and information systems senior executive Jonathan Shoemaker will become its new CEO beginning September 25. Shoemaker replaces Angie Franks, who served ABOUT for nearly 10 years and will continue as a senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.

Paytient Adds Former Elevance Health Executive to Improve Certainty of Affordability
Paytient (@PaytientApp), the creator and provider of Health Payment Accounts (HPAs), is expanding its team of leaders with the addition of David Smith as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Dr. Steven Goldberg Joins Goodroot as Chief Medical Officer
Steven Goldberg, MD, MBA has been named chief medical officer at Goodroot (@Goodrootinc), a community of companies dedicated to increasing access and affordability in healthcare. In this role, Dr. Goldberg will support Goodroot’s efforts to bring solutions to market that enhance healthcare outcomes while simultaneously reducing costs.

The American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA) Has Announced New President
The American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA) (@AmerCollPhyAdv) is pleased to announce Clarissa Barnes, MD as President of their Board of Directors. Dr. Barnes is currently the Medicaid Medical Director for the state of South Dakota. She was previously the Lead Physician Advisor in Clinical Documentation Integrity and Utilization Review for Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. She is a Clinical Professor for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine as well as a practicing internist and hospitalist.

HHAeXchange Names Industry Veteran, Tim Brewer, Chief Technology Officer
HHAeXchange (@HHAeXchange), a provider of homecare management solutions for providers, managed care organizations (MCOs), and state Medicaid agencies, announced it has named technology veteran, Tim Brewer, as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The strategic hire further advances HHAeXchange’s commitment to transforming how caregivers, families, providers, and payers operate and deliver homecare.

athenahealth Names Neville Zar Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management
athenahealth, Inc. (@athenahealth), a provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, announced that Neville Zar has joined the company as senior vice president, revenue cycle management. In this role, Zar will oversee all service delivery elements of athenahealth’s revenue cycle management product suite.

CereCore Welcomes Regional Vice President James Lobban
CereCore (@CereCore) recently welcomed James Lobban, regional vice president of business development, to the team. Jim Lobban began his career in the healthcare technology industry working at MEDITECH where he spent 25 years in a number of roles from managing implementation teams to sales.

Awards and Recognitions

SeamlessMD CEO, Dr. Joshua Liu Wins Healthcare Innovation 40 Under 40 Award
SeamlessMD (@SeamlessMD), a Digital Care Journey platform for hospitals and health systems, announces that CEO and Co-founder Dr. Joshua Liu has been named a winner in the inaugural Healthcare Innovation 40 Under 40 Awards. This prestigious award recognizes individuals “working in the healthcare industry who are making a significant contribution to their organization’s success.” This year’s cohort of winners comes from all different backgrounds across care delivery, provider and payer organizations, independent consultants, educators, subject matter experts at solution providers, and more. Way to go Dr. Liu!

Celebrating the Remarkable Contributions of HIM Professionals from Around the Globe
The AHIMA Triumph Awards are national awards designed to recognize those special individuals who have made a difference in the health information (HI) profession. The AHIMA Triumph Awards honor leaders in the HI field, reward contributions that build our knowledge base, recognize excellence in preparing future HI professionals and encourage fresh talent and new leadership. One of the Triumph Award winners is Rita Bowen, VP, Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy for MRO (@MROCorp). Congrats Rita!