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Allscripts, AdvancedMD & Others: Healthcare Tech Leadership Moves Featured

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Conifer Health Solutions Appoints Chief Compliance Officer

Conifer Health Solutions announced that Daniel Feldman has joined its senior leadership team as SVP and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Conifer Health, Feldman held various leadership positions at Dean Foods Co. in Dallas, serving most recently as VP, chief litigation counsel and chief compliance officer.

Allscripts Promotes Strategic Initiatives SVP to Interim CFO Role  

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions announced that Dennis M. Olis has been named interim CFO. Since November, 2016, Olis has served as Allscripts SVP, Strategic Initiatives and from November 2012 until November 2016, was the Company’s SVP, Operations. Prior to joining Allscripts in 2012, Olis worked for over 25 years in various finance roles at Motorola, most recently as Corporate VP Finance Operations of Motorola Mobility and before that as Corporate VP of Finance, Research & Development, Portfolio Management and Planning at Motorola.

Quality Systems Announces COO Changes; Sees Changes at Subsidiary NextGen Healthcare Information Systems As Well

Daniel J. Morefield tendered his resignation from his position as Quality Systems' EVP and COO and subsidiary NextGen Healthcare Information Systems' COO. Morefield has served as a member of the company's executive team since 2012. The Board appointed Scott E. Bostick to succeed Morefield as EVP and COO of the company. Bostick joined the company in March 2016 as the Chief Client Officer. Previously, Bostick served as the SVP at CareFusion from 2009 to 2015.

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems reported that Allen Plunk recently joined NextGen as SVP, RCM Operations. With this addition, Morefield will now exit the organization and move on to his next challenge. Scott Bostick will assume the role of COO adding Revenue Cycle Operations to his current responsibilities, leading the Client Success organization - comprised of Sales, Marketing, Service, and Implementation. Bostick joined NextGen as EVP, Chief Client Officer early in calendar year 2016. Before joining NextGen, he served as the SVP the America's Commercial Organization for CareFusion, 2009-2015.

OptumInsight Get New CEO

UnitedHealth announced that Eric Murphy has been named CEO of OptumInsight. He was previously enterprise growth officer for Optum. Murphy succeeds Bill Miller.

Inovalon CTO Steps Down

Joseph R. Rostock’s employment as the CTO of Inovalon Holdings, the provider of cloud-based platforms to the healthcare industry, ended. Rostock will remain an employee of the company through May 2017 to assist in the transition of his functions to members of the company’s Technology Department.

Emis Group Announces New CEO   

UK based healthcare software firm EMIS Group announced that Andy Thorburn will join the company as CEO. This follows the announcement in December 2016 of the intention of Chris Spencer, current CEO, to retire from the board during 2017.

Andy has an excellent track record of achievement in his previous roles, both in the UK and overseas. He has recently returned to the UK after 4 years working for Digicel, latterly as the Group COO. He was previously CEO of Digicel Caribbean and Central America and CEO of Digicel Jamaica. Prior to joining Digicel Andy had over 16 years' experience in the software industry having had senior management roles at INTEC, Chronicle Solutions and a number of Benchmark Capital Portfolio companies. Andy was also a Managing Director within BT Group.

Cognosante Appoints Multiple Senior Leaders          

Cognosante, a provider of healthcare consulting, technology solutions, and business process outsourcing services, named Alex Cobey as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Cognosante, Cobey was a Partner at the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where he spent almost twenty years in the firm's corporate department.

Steve Schliesman joined as VP & General Manager, Military & Veterans Health. Before joining Cognosante, Steve was the Deputy Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office.

Cognosante appointed Mustafa El Rafey as Chief People Officer. Prior to joining Cognosante, Mustafa held various HR and corporate leadership roles with world class consumer goods, retail, and e-commerce companies. As the global Head of Talent Management at Mars, Starbucks, and QVC, Mustafa designed and led high impact organization and human capital solutions to enhance employee experience, and develop organization capability and performance.

Orion Health Group Appoints CFO and Global Sales Leader

Orion Health Group, the New Zealand based global healthcare platform advancing integration, population health management and precision medicine, appointed Mark Tisdel as its CFO. Currently, Tisdel serves at Model N as its CFO.  Previously, he worked for Steelwedge Software, Spigit, Selectica, Riverstone Networks, PeopleSoft, WarpSpeed Communications, GTE Mobilnet, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co LLP and Kay Bee Toys.

Orion Health appointed its new EVP for Global Sales, Marketing, and Strategy, Teri Thomas. While currently US-based, she will be moving to New Zealand to take up the role.

Press Ganey Appoints Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Healthcare performance improvement solutions provider Press Ganey announced that Dr. Mary Jo Assi has joined its executive team as Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Assi joins Press Ganey from the American Nurses Association (ANA) where she was the VP of Nursing Practice and Innovation.

NantHealth Appoints COO from BlackBerry; Names New Chief Medical Officer

Evidence-based personalized healthcare company NantHealth appointed Ronald A. Louks as its COO. Prior to joining the company, Louks served as president of Devices & Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry. Earlier, Louks served as CEO of the OpenNMS Group. He held a number of senior leadership positions at Sony Ericsson, most recently serving as its CTO.

NantHealth appointed Sandeep (Bobby) Reddy, MD, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Reddy joined NantHealth in December of 2016 as Senior Executive Director of Medical Affairs and prior to that position, he served as Chief Medical Officer at Caris Life Sciences.

Imprivata Appoints FireEye VP as New VP Sales International        

Imprivata appointed Adam Bangle as VP Sales International. With a wealth of experience in the security sector, Adam will spearhead Imprivata's growth strategy in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific markets, focusing on building and expanding current field sales operations. He has over 25 years' experience in sales, business development, and management gained from a variety of roles including VP Sales, Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA and VP EMEA at Splunk. Adam joins Imprivata most recently from FireEye where he held the role of VP.

AdvancedMD Appoints CFO from inContact

AdvancedMD welcomed Greg Ayers to the company's leadership team as CFO. Ayers joins AdvancedMD after eight years at inContact, where he served as CFO, playing an instrumental role in the company's recent acquisition by NICE Systems. Ayers was named Utah Business CFO of the year in 2010.

Redbrick Health Appoints Gary Smithson as Chief Medical Officer 

Health engagement and behavior change technology company RedBrick Health announced that Gary Smithson, M.D., has joined its leadership team as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Smithson is a board-certified pediatrician and accomplished health care executive with over 30 years of business and clinical experience. Dr. Smithson has previously served as senior consultant at both Willis Towers Watson and Deloitte Consulting. He brings expertise in collaborative provider-focused care models, including accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

Castlight Health Announces Board and Executive Changes after Jiff Acquisition    

Health benefits platform Castlight Health announced that it has completed its acquisition of Jiff to create the most comprehensive health benefits platform in the industry. As previously announced, a number of management and board of director changes became effective with the completion of the transaction. John Doyle assumed the role of CEO, and former Jiff CEO Derek Newell was named president.

Castlight Health co-founder Giovanni Colella transition from CEO to executive chairman of the board, and John Doyle, Derek Newell and Jiff co-founder James Currier were appointed to the board. Additionally, Ann Lamont stepped down from the board.

Priya Jain, the Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Castlight Health will resign from the company in order to pursue another professional opportunity. Jain also served as the company’s principal accounting officer. Siobhan Nolan Mangini, the company’s CFO, was appointed principal accounting officer, effective upon Jain’s departure.

Connecture Names Aesynt CEO Kraig McEwen to Board     

Kraig McEwen was appointed to the board of directors of Connecture, provides the web-based sales, service, and process automation solutions provider to the health insurance industry. McEwen serves as the CEO and Director at Aesynt (Mckesson Autuomation.), a subsidiary Mckesson Provider Technologies.

Practice Fusion Appoints Former Allscripts Exec as New Chief Marketing Officer 

Practice Fusion announced that Bevey Miner has joined the company's executive team as CMO. Miner has more than 20 years of health IT experience from senior executive roles. While at Allscripts, Miner was executive director of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI), a free ePrescribing solution that was sponsored by Google, Microsoft, Dell, Anthem and Aetna.

MDLive Appoints Medical Group President 

MDLive reported Dr. Richard Gilbert has been appointed President of the company's Medical Group. Dr. Gilbert will be responsible for all aspects of clinical leadership, strategy, structure and operations. Prior to MDLive, Dr. Gilbert served as the Chief Medical Officer of Mednax. He also essayed CEO roles with Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, Southeast Pain Care (founder) and Quantum (founder).

Date Range: March 29th - May 25th

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