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Healthcare IT Exec & Board Appointments 5/13 to 6/9 2012 Featured

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GE Healthcare Leadership Shuffle

GE named Sue Siegel, 52, as Corporate VP and will serve as CEO of healthymagination, GE's $6 billion global commitment to provide better health for more people by lowering costs and increasing access. She is a 25-year industry leader with corporate and venture capital experience in growing companies that bring key enabling technologies to the forefront of biomedical research and healthcare. She joins GE from Mohr Davidow Ventures where she was a General Partner. Prior to that, she served as President and Director of Affymetrix, a company that pioneered GeneChip technology. Her experience also includes senior leadership positions with Amersham, now part of GE Healthcare, E.I. DuPont, Eastman Kodak, and Bio-Rad.

Siegel succeeds Mike Barber who held the position since 2009 and was named VP and GM, Molecular Imaging at GE Healthcare. As VP and CTO for GE Healthcare he led a team of more than 7,000 engineers, technologists and scientists working in diverse fields such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound, patient monitoring, anaesthesia, life sciences, imaging contrast agents and health-related R&D at GE Healthcare.

AllScripts Revamps Board

AllScripts nominates Randy Thurman, 61, David D. Stevens, 57, Stuart L. Bascomb, 70, Paul M. Black, 54, and Robert J. Cindrich, 68, as new directors.

Randy Thurman currently serves as the Senior Advisor and Operating Partner at New Mountain Capital, a leading private and public equity firm. He has been Founder, Chairman and CEO of Viasys Healthcare, now acquired by Cardinal Health. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and CEO of Strategic Reserves International, Chairman and CEO of Coming Life Sciences, President and CEO of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals and many other companies. He also served as a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force.

David Stevens is actively involved as an investor/advisor in PE, focusing on providing capital to lower-middle market growth companies in the healthcare services industry. Previously, he served as CEO – AHG Division of Medco Health Solutions. He joined Medco through the Accredo acquisition where he was Chairman and CEO. Prior to working at Accredo, he served as COO at Southern Health Systems, and VP and COO at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.

Stuart Bascomb currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of QualSight, a start-up company in Chicago to create a nationwide network of ophthalmologists to market a managed care refractive surgery program to plan sponsors. Mr. Bascomb has a broad range of experience in the healthcare industry. He was a founder of Express Scripts in 1986 and helped lead its IPO as the company's CFO. In addition, he served as EVP and Treasurer at Medicare-Glaser and Group Controller at Pet Incorporated.

Paul M. Black currently serves as Operating Executive of Genstar Capital, a PE firm, and as Senior Advisor at New Mountain Finance Corporation, an investment management company. Prior to joining Genstar, Mr. Black spent over 13 years with Cerner Corporation and retired as its COO in 2007. Prior to Cerner, he was with IBM from 1982 to 1994 in a number of senior sales and professional services leadership positions.

Robert J. Cindrich is the former SVP and Chief Legal Officer for UPMC, and currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Office of the President of UPMC. Prior to UPMC, he served as a judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for 10 years.

Microsoft Health Solutions Exec Hired by Clinical Documentation Company

M*Modal names board-certified emergency physician, Jonathan A. Handler, MD, FACEP to newly created position of Chief Medical Information Officer. Dr. Handler has over twenty years of experience in Medical Informatics. In addition to more than a decade of clinical practice at academic medical centers, he previously served as the Health Solutions Group's Chief Deployment Architect at Microsoft, Director of Azyxxi Development at the National Institute for Medical Informatics, and Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Informatics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he remains an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Vocera appoints CIO from Dell Subsidiary Force10 Networks

Vocera Communications, the healthcare communication solutions company, names Steven Soderberg as CIO. Soderberg will lead Vocera's global initiatives for deployment of enterprise class business applications. He joins Vocera from Force10 Networks, a Dell Subsidiary. Prior to joining Force10, he held the position of CIO at PGP Corporation, Otis Spunkmeyer and the Robert Mondavi Company. He has been a member of the Consortium of Information Systems Executives (CISE) - Silicon Valley.

CarePayment Technologies Names Long-time Healthcare and Technology Exec as CEO

Craig J. Froude, 45, has been appointed as the President and CEO of the hospital software implementation service company. He has been serving as the Company's interim Executive Chairman, CEO and President since James. T. Quist resigned. He served as an EVP and GM of WebMD Health Services, WebMD’s private portals business, and as President of WebMD Health Services. He came to WebMD through WellMed acquisition, the private portal solutions company giving access to personalized health and benefit decision support technology.

Pfizer Exec named CEO at Internet Health Info Services Company

WebMD appoints Cavan M. Redmond, 51, as CEO and as a member of its Board. He joins WebMD from Pfizer, where he most recently served as Group President, Animal Health, Consumer Healthcare and Corporate Strategy. Prior to Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth, he served as the first EVP and GM of Wyeth's high-growth BioPharma Business Unit.

Astro-Med Appoints Recognized Electronic Printing Exec to Board

Astro-Med, who’s Grass Technologies Product Segment, operates to capture and record neurological data through hardware and software offerings, elected Harold Schofield to its board. Mr. Schofield is an internationally recognized authority in electronic printing and has been VP & GM of Zebra-Atlantek when he retired to pursue independent consulting and new business development interests. Prior to Zebra-Atlantek he was President, CEO, and founder of Atlantek, a manufacturer of printers which was sold to Zebra Technologies.

Date range: May 13th - June 9th

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