Hires and Appointments in 2015

2015-200Our final Hires and Appointment post for 2015. We have been reporting on this all year and will continue our reporting in 2016. Let us know if you have any news we can include.

The following are announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments in the healthcare and health IT industry.

Former athenahealth, Inc. General Counsel Dan Orenstein Joins Health Catalyst as General Counsel
Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst), a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced that Dan Orenstein is joining the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, effective January 4, 2016.

Practice Fusion Expands Executive Team with Hiring of New Chief Operating Officer; Promotes New Senior VP of Product Management
Practice Fusion (@PracticeFusion), the #1 cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform, announced the hiring of Steve Filler as the company’s new chief operating officer and the promotion of Octavia Petrovici as senior vice president of product management. These new hirings and promotions follow Practice Fusion’s recent hiring of Tom Langan as permanent chief executive officer and mark a further expansion of the company’s leadership team.

Healthx Names Thomas Millay Chief Operating Officer
Healthx, Inc. (@Healthx), the leader in cloud-based digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers and other stakeholders, has named Thomas Millay Chief Operating Officer. Millay was previously executive vice president of Healthx Professional Services and will continue to report to Sean Downs, CEO of Healthx.

HIMSS Cyber/Data Security Expert Named Co-Chair of Health IT Standards Committee
Lisa Gallagher, vice president, technology solutions, HIMSS North America (@HIMSS), and Arien Malec of RelayHealth Clinical Solutions, have been appointed co-chairs for the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT established by the HITECH Act of 2009. Gallagher previously served as a data security expert to the HITSC, in addition to serving as Chair of HITSC’s Data Provenance Task Force and as Co-Chair of the Privacy and Security Work Group.

eHealth Technologies appoints Jeff Markin as new COO
eHealth Technologies (@eHealthTec), the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Markin as Chief Operating Officer. Jeff succeeds Greg Foust, who has led Operations at eHealth Technologies since 2007 and will be retiring at the end of the year.

Minnesota Healthcare Executive David Abelson, MD Joins VigiLanz Board of Directors
VigiLanz (@vigilanzcorp), an enterprise intelligence resources (EIR) software and services firm delivering real-time clinical and business intelligence services to some 400 hospitals, announced the election of David Abelson M.D. to the company’s board of directors.

Gurpreet Singh Joins CareSync as Vice President of Interoperability
CareSync (@caresync), the leading provider of software and services for chronic disease management, has named Gurpreet Singh vice president of interoperability. In this role, Singh will leverage his extensive experience in information technology to provide leadership around healthcare interoperability, which will in turn make it easier for patients and providers to access data. CareSync is committed to the idea that every person should have access to their data, and Singh will work with CareSync to achieve interoperability between the complete CareSync record and all the disparate data sources.

Dicom Systems Appoints Florent Saint-Clair as Executive Vice President
Dicom Systems (@dcmsys), a Silicon Valley-based healthcare IT company and Teleradiology interoperability expert, announced the appointment of Florent Saint-Clair as Executive Vice President. Florent brings over eighteen years of experience in Enterprise Imaging to his new responsibilities at Dicom Systems, including senior management and leadership positions for both small companies and large enterprise organizations. Prior to joining Dicom Systems, Florent served as Vice President, Corporate Development at DR Systems, Inc.

Experienced Leader Joins Great Lakes Health Connect as Manager of Community Engagement
Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) (@GLHC_HIE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Graham, LMSW as the organization’s Manager of Community Engagement. In her newly created role, Mary will provide strategic and tactical leadership for GLHC’s community engagement and business development initiatives statewide.

Proteus Digital Health Announces New Chairman of the Board and Chief Commercial Officer
Proteus Digital Health™ (@ProteusDH) announced three executive appointments in order to propel the company’s commercialization and infrastructure for growth. Healthcare industry veteran Molly O’Neill joins the executive team as Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Symonds CBE, Chairman of HSBC Bank PLC, is appointed to Chairman of the Board and Shumeet Banerji, Ph.D., is appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.