Health IT Hires and Appointments

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Virsys12 Announces C-Suite Promotions and Appointment of New Chief Strategy Officer
Virsys12 (@Virsys12), a Salesforce solution integrator in healthcare consulting and AppExchange ISV, has promoted Seth Hobgood to chief technology officer and Justin Poggioli to chief services officer. The company also announced that Michael Gardner has joined as chief strategy officer.

Harmony Healthcare IT adds Data Science Expert to Further Innovation and Interoperability
Harmony Healthcare IT (@HarmonyHIT) announced the appointment of David Navarro as Senior Director of Data Science to contribute to the continued success of Harmony Healthcare IT as a data lifecycle solutions innovator for healthcare organizations. In his role, Navarro will refine interoperability offerings, further artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives, and augment complex Cerner Millennium® migration and integration projects.

PatientsLikeMe Announces Dr. Atul Dhir as CEO; Adds Industry Veterans to Board of Directors
PatientsLikeMe (@patientslikeme), one of the largest patient community and digital health management platforms, announced Dr. Atul Dhir as Chief Executive Officer and named new members to its Board of Directors to support the next chapter of the company’s strategic vision for growth and innovation.

Intraprise Health Welcomes New CEO and New Investment from HEP and Bluff Point
Intraprise Health (@IntrapriseHLTH), a healthcare cybersecurity, information risk management and compliance company, announced that George Pappas has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced a strategic growth investment from Health Enterprise Partners and Bluff Point Associates – two private equity firms that invest in healthcare companies.

Virsys12 Promotes Clint Mooneyham and Nathan Begani to Senior Leadership Positions
Virsys12 (@Virsys12), a Salesforce solution integrator in healthcare consulting and AppExchange ISV, promotes Clint Mooneyham to vice president of sales and solutioning and Nathan Begani to vice president of consulting operations.

Hartford HealthCare names new Chief Information and Digital Officer
Joel L. Vengco has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Hartford HealthCare (@MetroHartford). He replaces Richard Shirey, who has announced that he will retire in July. Vengco comes to Hartford HealthCare from Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass., following a national search of experienced IT executives to lead Hartford HealthCare’s complex health information and technology operations.

HHS Secretary Becerra Welcomes New Deputy Chief of Staff Angela Ramirez
Health and Human Services (@HHSGov) Secretary Xavier Becerra welcomed Angela Ramirez to the role of Deputy Chief of Staff. Ramirez, a former Special Assistant to the President and House Legislative Affairs Liaison, will replace Anne Reid.

Blue Health Intelligence Hires Chief Strategy and Growth Officer
Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) (@BHI_USA), a national healthcare analytics and consulting firm, hired Mayur Yermaneni, MBA, MS, as its new Chief Strategy and Growth Officer. Yermaneni brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology and services, medical and population health, analytics, and strategic business development to expand BHI’s presence in the payer, provider, employer, and benefits markets.

Availity Selects Experienced Healthcare Leader Bobbi Coluni as Chief Product Officer
Availity (@Availity), the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced that Bobbi Coluni has joined the company as chief product officer (CPO). In her role, Coluni is responsible for leading Availity’s product design and management, developing innovative solutions, and launching products for the healthcare market.

Andrew Ziskind, MD., National Healthcare Leader, Named Managing Director and CEO of BDC Advisors
Rick Wesslund, Founder and Chairman of BDC Advisors, LLC., announced that Andrew Ziskind, MD, MBA, a distinguished healthcare consultant and physician leader, had been named Managing Director and CEO of the national healthcare consulting firm.


Jvion Expands Executive Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth and Maximize Market Momentum
Jvion (@JvionHealth), an AI-enabled prescriptive analytics company, announced the appointment of several new strategic leaders to guide the company through its next growth stage. The three new executives are Curt Thornton, Chief Growth Officer, Leah Ray, Chief Customer Officer, and Jim Stansell, Chief Technology Officer. These hires follow a successful 2021, during which several new integrations and partnerships, peer-reviewed results, and social determinants of health solutions were announced.

MobileSmith Health Appoints Chris Caramanico CEO
MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith), a company in the digital health and mobile development sector who is changing traditional healthcare patient engagement and adherence management, announced that Chris Caramanico has been named CEO. Effective January 31, 2022, Caramanico will succeed Jerry Lepore, who has played an integral role in the company’s growth over the past two years and will return to his seat on the MobileSmith Health Board of Directors.

TDS Appoints Jody Buchman to SVP of Delivery and Client Advocacy
Transaction Data Systems (TDS), a pharmacy software solutions company, announced the appointment of Jody Buchman to the position of Senior Vice President of Delivery and Client Advocacy. In her new role at TDS, Buchman will continue to advance the company’s business methodology around client support and implementation, including the introduction of dedicated client success teams.

Uprise Health Announces New Addition to Leadership Team Amid Rapid Growth
Uprise Health, a digital behavioral therapy and chronic condition management company, announces the company has appointed Peter Strimaitis as Chief Operating Officer. Strimaitis brings more than 30 years of experience in operations management, leading global teams across diagnostic imaging, healthcare IT, life sciences, and consumer goods industries.

Fortified Health Security CEO Dan L. Dodson Elected to the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) Board of Trustees
Fortified Health Security, Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Partner® (@FortifiedHITSec), announced that Dan L. Dodson, CEO, was elected to the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) Board of Trustees, effective January 2022. Dodson joins a group of prominent healthcare security executives who will help carry out the AEHIS mission of advancing the role of information security leaders through education, collaboration and advocacy in support of secure health information for the protection of both consumers and healthcare organizations.

Clarify Health welcomes Niall Brennan as Chief Analytics and Privacy Officer
Clarify Health (@ClarifyHealth) announced the appointment of Niall Brennan as Chief Analytics and Privacy Officer to lead Clarify’s analytics and informatics strategy. He joins Clarify from his prior role as President and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute. He previously served as the Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, where he led the Obama administration’s healthcare transparency efforts, built an advanced analytics enterprise, and played a key role in implementing numerous Affordable Care Act provisions, including the Qualified Entity Program and the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

EyeTech Digital Systems Appoints Leslie North as New CEO
EyeTech Digital Systems (@EyeTechDS), a health AI and eye-tracking intelligence company, announced that Leslie North has been appointed as the new CEO. An accomplished business leader with over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry, North will direct global strategy and operations for EyeTech effectively immediately.