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Quture Recruits Healthcare Visionary to Strengthen Management Team

Healthcare analytics company Quture hired Paul L. Rudisill as the company's first Chief Business Development Officer. Rudisill is a global healthcare leader, known for his strategic and visionary strength. He was the Senior Executive for EDS' Global Healthcare Business Unit where he was responsible for developing EDS' strategic direction by refocusing on clinical outcomes and providing world-class service for the health industry. Rudisill has served as a consultant to many public and private healthcare entities both nationally and internationally such as the New Zealand Ministry of Health, South Australian Health Commission and other organizations. Rudisill founded The Healthcare Intellect Group (HIG) in 2000 where he focused on globalizing small and emerging healthcare companies using his extensive relations worldwide.

eClinical Solutions Company Promotes Finance Exec to CFO

DATATRAK appointed Jennifer Mabe Fox as CFO. She has been serving as the VP of Finance and Quality at DATATRAK since 2011, and will continue to lead the Company's finance, quality and investor relations functions in her new role. She was previously the CFO and VP of Finance and Quality Control for ClickFind, which was acquired by DATATRAK in 2006. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Former ADP Exec Joins DataMetrix as CEO

Gary G. Twigg was appointed CEO of DataMetrix, a health care audit and data-mining company. Twigg brings over twenty years’ experience in strategic business processes, sales and marketing, entrepreneurial growth, and strategic decision-making. His career focus has been in the healthcare IT field, coming to DataMetrix from executive leadership roles like CEO at Bloodhound Technologies, EVP at Automatic Data Processing (ADP and VP, Scientific Information Services at Technassociates.

PeraHealth Names Performance Improvement Leader as CEO

PeraHealth, formerly known as Rothman Healthcare, has named a new leadership team headed by healthcare performance improvement pioneer Stephanie Alexander who has been named CEO, as the company expands beyond acute-care hospitals into new markets with leading-edge software that leverages Electronic Health Records to illuminate often-undetected trends in patients’ health. Ms. Alexander, a 27-year veteran in the healthcare industry, served as Executive Sponsor of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Improvement Demonstration (HQID) project and built the Premier Inc. healthcare alliance’s healthcare informatics business.

National eHealth Collaborative Appoints Chairman and Treasurer

Dr. Janet Corrigan, former president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, has been appointed chair of the of  National eHealth Collaborative, a public-private partnership aimed at promoting health IT. Dr. Corrigan was Senior Board Director at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and Executive Director of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

Paul Uhrig, General Counsel, EVP of legal and finance, and Chief Privacy Officer at Surescripts, an electronic prescribing network , has been appointed treasurer of NeHC's board.

Social Interest Solutions’ Co-Founder to Leave

Claudia Page, co-founder of Social Interest Solutions, a not-for-profit organization focused on leveraging technology to help consumers access health and social services, has announced that she will leave the organization in 2013.

NuPhysicia Appoints Sales & Marketing VP with Prior Medical Information Systems Experience

Michael Szafron, former Global Products Sales Manager at Tesco, a provider of oilfield technology and services, has been named VP of Sales and Marketing for NuPhysicia, a telemedicine provider. Prior, he also served as Commercial Sales Manger and Global AMSS Commercialization Manager at Tesco. Szafron’s prior successes include key business development roles at Egton Medical Information Systems (EMIS) in the UK, and RISE Health Systems (now MedAccess) of Canada.

Compressus Hires COO with Consulting Expertise

Compressus, a medical software company offering a proven interoperability and workflow platform to the healthcare IT market, named Joe Lavelle as COO. Lavelle's experience at industry leading consulting firms -Cap Gemini, Accenture, First Consulting Group, has given him unprecedented access and insights into the strategic needs of healthcare systems.  He has a track record of building teams to create and deliver solutions for those needs with maximum return on investment.  Lavelle is also a career coach, published author and blogger, and social media expert who has been dedicated to increasing the career growth and opportunities for his teams, customers and clients.

Former Motorola Mobility Exec Named CIO at HealthFitness

HealthFitness, a proven leader of population health management, named Teri Lonergan as CIO. She comes to HealthFitness with 20 years' experience as a programmer, business analyst and IT executive. She most recently served as senior IT director for Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility. In that position, her responsibilities included accountability for corporate IT investments, as well as development and execution of long-term IT strategies. At HealthFitness, Lonergan will be responsible for a diverse health IT team that manages internal systems, as well as for development and support of an eHealth platform accessed by the millions of employees who use HealthFitness health management programs.

Jardogs Strengthens Leadership Team with the Addition of Two Seasoned Healthcare Execs

Jardogs, a leading provider of patient engagement and health management solutions, named Ken Mikesh joins as SVP of Strategy & BD and Brenda Stewart joins as SVP of Marketing.

Formerly SVP of Client Development at MyHealthDIRECT, Mikesh specialized in corporate strategy, client acquisition and partnership development. Previously, he held leadership roles at RelayHealth, Allscripts and OptimusEMR. Mikesh is an active member of multiple industry groups and associations; as well as several state Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Stewart previously held leadership positions at Merge Healthcare, where she directed the company's internal and external communication activities; Modern Healthcare, where she was responsible for the publication's strategic branding, market research and analysis, special events and advertising; and Allscripts, where she managed media activities, trade shows, public relations and communication.

Cloud-Based Health IT Company Names VP, Ops

CareCloud, a provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing software and services, hired Ralph Catalano as its new VP of Operations. He comes to CareCloud from athenahealth, where he was VP of Client Development, VP of Client Operations and VP of Operations.

Happtique Appoints Senior Leaders in Preparation for mHealth Growth

Happtique, the digital platform for the curation, certification, and prescribing of mobile health apps, named Lois Drapin as Chief Verticals Officer and Tammy Lewis as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer.

Drapin has been working strategically with Happtique for the past 18 months. She previously advised pharmaceutical and emerging digital and mobile health companies in the areas of social media, big data, medical education, market research, and remote patient monitoring. Drapin has provided strategic guidance to Johnson & Johnson , United Healthcare, Physicians Interactive, Skyscape, and Healthline Networks. Additionally, Drapin served as the first member of the Innovation Group at Wyeth and as SVP of Strategic Development at Synetic, CareInsight, Medical Manager, and ultimately for WebMD.

Lewis most recently served as CMO at Skanz, the first QR-coded social network, CMO at Prematics (now NaviNet), a provider of mobile care management solutions, and was the founding CMO at Surescripts, operator of the nation's largest health information exchange. Additionally, Lewis served as SVP of Marketing at Medscape and Marketing Director of the HIV Franchise at Hoffmann La Roche, where she launched the first protease inhibitor.

Date range: November 12th - December 9th

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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,, 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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