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Health IT Growing Rapidly: Alere and Others Seeing Continued Turnover Featured

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Alere’s New Board Member is Recognized Physician and 18th Surgeon General of the U.S.

Alere, a provider of point-of-care diagnostics and services, appointed Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, 57, to the company's Board. From 2009-2013, Dr. Benjamin served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States and chair of the National Prevention Council – 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation's health – the National Prevention Strategy. Dr. Benjamin is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been chosen as a Kellogg National Fellow and Rockefeller Next Generation Leader. In 1998 Dr. Benjamin was the United States recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.

Omnicell Appoints Kimberly-Clark's Joanne Bauer to Board of Directors

Omnicell, a provider of automation and business analytics software for the health care industry, appoints Joanne Bauer, president of global Health Care at Kimberly-Clark, to its board. Bauer leads multispecialty businesses across the pain management, respiratory, digestive health and infection prevention sectors. She joined Kimberly-Clark in 1981 and has held various marketing and management positions within its adult care and health care businesses. She was elected president of Kimberly-Clark's global health care business in 2006, where she is responsible for a variety of surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices.


T-System Promotes Key Executives to Leverage Expertise for New Solutions

Top healthcare IT vendor T-System promoted Mark Horner and Steve Armond to lead new solution lines and further position the organization for extensive growth. Horner, formerly the VP of client services, will now serve as SVP and general manager of T-System’s RevCycle+™. Prior to joining T-System in 2010, Horner held senior operations roles at Cerner Corporation and Sears Methodist Retirement System.

Armond, T-System’s CFO, has taken on an expanded role leading the company’s documentation solutions including T-System’s EV™, T Sheets® and PerformNext™. Armond was most recently named the 2013 private technology company CFO of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal.

MasterCard Exec Joins Surescripts as CEO

Harry Totonis, President and CEO of e-prescribing network Surescripts will step down. Prior to Surescripts, Totonis was head of Advisors Services at MasterCard. During 14 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, he served in several executive positions, including managing partner of the firm's global banking and insurance practice and as a member of the firm's executive leadership team. Prior to MasterCard, as CEO of Kinexus, Totonis led the development and growth of a private banking network that enabled banks to share information and deliver better financial advice to their customers.


Telehealth Solutions Company Appoints SVP with Strong eclinical Technology Background

AMC Health, a leading provider of end-to-end telehealth solutions, named John Larus to the newly created position of SVP, Solutions Development - Clinical Trials Division. Larus was most recently the EVP of Regulatory and Strategic Development for Clinipace, a digital contract research organization. He is also a co-founder of PharmaLink (now Novella Clinical), the first electronic CRO and was President of Magguzi, COO at Fulcrum Pharma Developments and held senior management positions at Clintrials Research and AAIPharma Services Corporation.

Lisa Roberts, former VP of clinical innovations, sales and business development at Viterion Corporation, has also been named SVP of the government market division at AMC Health.

CareTech Solutions Appoints Corporate Controller

CareTech Solutions, an IT and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and health systems, appoints Daniel Lincoln, as corporate controller for the company. Lincoln, a certified public accountant (CPA), joins CareTech Solutions from Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons Basketball Company where he served as VP and corporate controller. Prior to joining Palace Sports, Lincoln advanced through leadership positions at a variety of insurance and financial services companies including Marsh, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and General Motors Acceptance Corporation.

CareInSync Appoints 20-Plus Year Healthcare Industry Veteran to Executive Team

CareInSync, developer of the leading evidence-based mobile multidisciplinary care team collaboration platform, named Cheryl Cruver as SVP of Provider Solutions. Cruver comes to CareInSync after serving as managing director of performance technologies for The Advisory Board Company of Washington, D.C. Previously, she was regional VP at MedVentive focused on population health analytics and also held leadership and sales positions with Microsoft Health Solutions Group when it acquired Sentillion's portfolio of context management and single sign-on technologies, ProxyMed (now Capario), LabPortal (now Quest Diagnostics), and Healtheon/WebMD.

ClearDATA Appoints Health IT Veteran to Executive Team for Growth and Innovation

ClearDATA, the leading provider of secure, compliant health cloud computing, appointed Scott Whyte as SVP for Growth and Innovation, bringing over 25 years of health and IT experience to extend ClearDATA's mission of delivering secure, agile, cost effective cloud services to health care. Whyte was most recently a leading IT VP of Dignity Health. Prior to that, Whyte was VP and CIO at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and previously spent over 17 years helping build the healthcare practices at Ernst & Young, Siemens Healthcare and Capgemini serving hospitals, health insurers and life sciences companies. 


Date Range: December 7th 2013 - January 13th 2014

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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.

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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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