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Healthcare IT Exec & Board Changes 2/4 to 3/7 2013 Featured

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Infor Hires Healthcare Informatics Expert as Chief Medical Information Officer

Infor hired healthcare industry veteran Barry P Chaiken, MD, MPH as chief medical information officer (CMIO). A 20 year industry veteran, Dr. Chaiken joins Infor from DocsNetwork, where as chief medical officer he offered clients his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. Dr. Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. He served as a Board member and Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe, and Board Chair and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). He is a frequent lecturer and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare.

Aetna Appoints Nancy Ham CEO of Medicity

Medicity, the provider of health information exchange software, now owned by Aetna, named Nancy Ham as CEO of the company. Ham was most recently president and CEO at MedVentive, a provider of performance analytics to accountable care organizations and payers. She has more than 20 years of experience in health care, including health care finance, population health management solutions, enterprise software and transaction processing. She is experienced in leading companies through all phases of corporate growth. Her leadership experience includes leadership roles at Sentillion, a provider of identity and access management solutions for hospital organizations, ProxyMed, a healthcare transaction processing company, ActaMed and Healtheon/WebMD.

Ham replaces Brent Dover who is leaving Medicity to pursue another opportunity.

iMedicor Makes Series of Corporate Appointments

Healthcare communications solutions company iMedicor made a series of additions to its management, technology and sales teams. The company acquired HITS Consulting Group, a Meaningful Use and Electronic Health Records (EHR) IT consulting services firm. Henry Denis, who served as CEO at HITS since 2009, was appointed president of iMedicor, a position that had been vacant for the past two years.  Prior to joining HITS, he served in executive-level IT positions at Epiq eDiscovery Solutions, and Lava Trading.

Joshua Brimdyr , the founder, president and chief technical officer of newly acquired ClariDIS, and an IT specialist with 23 years healthcare industry experience, has been appointed COO of iMedicor, replacing John Walber , who had held that position for the preceding 18 months. Prior to founding ClariDIS, he served as president of Workplace Consulting Group, a provider of technical support services to medical and dental practices implementing EHR systems.

In addition, iMedicor another two corporate appointments relating to its acquisition of iPenMD, a digital pen system that converts a doctor's handwritten patient notes into digital text and places it into the patient's EHR file. Kevin Giles, who had served as chief technical officer at iPenMD, will retain the same position with iMedicor, responsible for software development.

Stacey Trottier, who served as vice president of sales for iPenMD, will retain this position with iMedicor, responsible for marketing the system to dental and medical professionals as well as healthcare facilities.

iMedicor has also promoted Robert Millar to the position of CIO and SVP of business development. Mr. Millar has been with the company since 2002 and has served as VP of sales and business development for the past five years.

Health Catalyst Hires President from Medicity

Health Catalyst (formerly Healthcare Quality Catalyst), the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics named Brent Dover as President. Dover joins Health Catalyst after 13 years at Medicity, where he served as EVP of Sales and Marketing and then as President. He helped guide the company from a start-up in health information exchange (HIE) to the leader in connectivity for both public and private HIEs. Medicity was acquired by Aetna in 2011.

ChartWise Medical Systems Appoints Sales and Marketing VP

ChartWise Medical Systems, a Computer-Assisted Clinical Documentation Improvement (CACDI) software company, named Charles C. Corogenes to the position of VP of sales & marketing. Corogenes is an accomplished sales executive and marketing director with a proven record of success in medical information technology, sales management and marketing. Before joining ChartWise, Corogenes held various national and regional sales management positions with Toshiba America Medical Systems. Prior to that, he served as VP of sales at AGFA Healthcare, formerly Heartlab, which was founded by Dr. Elion.

HealthGrades Founder Joins WorldOne Board

WorldOne, a leader in healthcare insights and intelligence, named HealthGrades founder, Chairman of the Board, and former CEO, Kerry Hicks, to its Board of Directors. Since launching HealthGrades in 1998, Hicks led the publicly traded company through eleven years of growth, and then facilitated the sale of the business to Vestar Capital Partners for $295 million in 2010. Under Hicks' leadership, HealthGrades transformed into the premier destination for consumers seeking information on doctors and hospitals, growing to nearly one million daily visitors across its online properties. Mr. Hicks built HealthGrades from a predecessor company, Specialty Care Network, where he served as President and CEO from 1995 to 1998.

HealthEdge Adds Seasoned executive as VP of Customer Support

HealthEdge, provider of the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for healthcare payors, named Arik Hill as VP of Customer Support. Hill joined HealthEdge following his firsthand experience with the company. He was responsible for choosing and implementing the HealthRules platform at FirstCare Health Plans, where he served as CIO. Prior to FirstCare, Hill held positions including CIO of Catholic Healthcare Services and Practice Healthcare Consulting Manager at KPMG, among others. In each of these roles, Hill was responsible for clinical, operational and revenue performance improvements.

PathCentral Appoints Noted Pathologist as Chief Medical Advisor of New Digital Pathology Network

PathCentral, a technology-enabled company dedicated to the success of the pathology community, named Gregory Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Medical Advisor for the company’s comprehensive new online information exchange and digital consultation forum, the PathCentral Pathology Network. Henderson, who has dedicated much of his recent professional career to advancing digital pathology consultation on a global scale, has become a recognized leader in applying digital pathology technology to serve populations in developing countries. Now actively engaged in awareness-building from within the pathology community, Henderson is an enthusiastic advocate for digital consultation, principally for physicians and hospitals in areas that currently lack access to world-class digital scanning technology and pathology expertise. In his role as Chief Medical Advisor, Henderson will help guide the development of pathology consultant relationships, create a training and monitoring program to support the efficacy of digital pathology over glass slide analysis, inspire IT development from the pathology user vantage point, and serve as a thought leader for the promise of digital pathology throughout the medical community.

Acorn Names SVP of Healthcare

Acorn, a provider of profitability and cost management solutions for the healthcare industry, named Tom O’Brien as the new SVP of Healthcare. Prior to joining Acorn, O’Brien led the lifecycle management and maintenance consulting teams within the Asset Management practice of GE Healthcare Asset Management Professional Services. He brings to Acorn noteworthy skills in helping clients rethink their costing processes and discover their true cost of operations from levels that vary from patient to physician to reimbursement. O’Brien directed the implementation of ERP and Decision Support systems at Froedtert Health System, Loyola University Health Systems, Aurora Health Care and Kahler Slater Architects.

Kareo Appoints its First Chief Medical Information Officer

Kareo, the cloud-based medical office software and services provider for small medical practices, named Tom Giannulli, MD, MS as Chief Medical Information Officer. Prior to joining Kareo, Dr. Giannulli was CMIO at Epocrates, where he served as the lead clinical representative for the company and its products. Dr. Giannulli helped drive the company’s efforts to extend its core product portfolio; including the development of Epocrates’ electronic health record application that was Meaningful Use certified and featured a native iPad application. Previously, he served as founder and CEO of Caretools, an early-stage software company that introduced the first iPhone based EHR and was later acquired by Epocrates in 2009. Earlier in his career, he served as founder and CEO for Health Scan, VP of Advanced Research for Data Critical, and the founder and CEO of Physix.

Sg2 Appoints President as CEO

Sg2, a leading health care strategic analytics and intelligence company, promoted Steve Lefar to CEO. Lefar also will continue to serve as Sg2's president, a role he has held for nearly two years. Lefar will oversee all aspects of Sg2. He will be responsible for setting the company's strategic direction and will continue to focus on expanding the company's market-leading intelligence and analytics tools, designed to assist hospitals and health systems in understanding market dynamics and identifying business opportunities. Over the past year, Lefar has led the development and roll out of the EDGE System, a seamless analytical platform for integration of market and provider information, across the Sg2's client base.

Hello Health Creates COO Position to Help Develop New Technology and Partnerships

Hello Health, the leader in electronic health revenue (EHR), appointed Barry Holleman as EVP & COO. Holleman will be responsible for overseeing the development, design and delivery of all Hello Health products in addition to managing relationships with primary care physicians and vendor partners. Holleman, a specialist in healthcare and software development, brings more than 15 years of experience to the company. His previous roles include management positions with: Cardinal Health, Infor, Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young.

Date Range - February 4th - March 7th

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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