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AT&T Appoints Chief Medical Adviser for Mobile Health Strategy

Eric Topol has been named chief medical adviser at AT&T. In the new role of Chief Medical Advisor, Topol will offer strategic guidance as the company adds mobile devices and mHealth products and services. In addition to his duties at AT&T Topol will continue to serve as the the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health and as the editor-in-chief of Medscape. Before moving to Scripps Topol had been the chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Topol, along with Robert Califf, was the leading force behind the highly influential GUSTO trials and their predecessor, the TAMI trials.

Accretive Health Appoints Sedgwick’s CIO 

Accretive Health has appointed Patrick Funck as SVP and CIO, to accelerate investment in innovative technology solutions that deliver on patient engagement strategies and enable future growth for the organization. Most recently, he served as EVP and CIO at Sedgwick, a large third party administrator he joined in 2007. Prior to Sedgwick, he was CIO for third party claims administrator Broadspire Services. His career also includes service as VP, IT at Zurich Financial Services and VP, IT at CNA Financial Corporation.

Merge Healthcare Appoints Director with Significant Business and Software Experience

Merge Healthcare, the company that develops software solutions that facilitate the sharing of images to create an electronic healthcare experience, appointed William J. Devers Jr., president of Devers Group, as a director. Devers was the CEO of Trans Union Credit Information Company. He left Trans Union in 1983 and started Devers Group as a vehicle for his private investments. Currently, he manages DGI Private Equity Ventures, and serves on the Board of Ryan Specialty Group, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Big Shoulders Fund and is a non-voting shareholder of Merrick Ventures.

Telehealth Solutions Firm Appoints Healthcare Informatics and Operational Management Expert as New Chief Medical Officer 

AMC Health, a leading provider of end-to-end telehealth solutions, appointed Kevin Fickenscher, M.D., CPE, FACPE, FAAFP, former President and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), as its Chief Medical Officer and President, Healthcare Division. His career also includes positions as an EVP and Chief Medical Officer at Perot Systems (now Dell Healthcare Services), Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) and Aurora Health Care.

Missouri Health Connection’s New CEO Brings in Rich Health IT Experience

Missouri Health Connection, Missouri's statewide health information network, named Mark Pasquale as its new CEO, replacing Marc C. Andiel, who has been serving as the interim CEO. Prior to joining MHC, Pasquale was VP, CIO at Piedmont Healthcare. Previous executive positions include being the VP, Information Services at Sisters of Mercy Health System, and being the Director, Applications Development at McKesson.

Axiom EPM Hires Healthcare Finance Expert as Industry VP of Healthcare 

Axiom EPM, a leading provider of financial planning and performance management software for healthcare providers, appoints David Janotha as Industry VP of Healthcare. Prior to this, Janotha held leadership roles at Loyola University of Chicago Medical Center, Transition Systems (TSI), Eclipsys and, most recently, at Deloitte Consulting. His areas of expertise include operational budgeting and planning, strategic forecasting, cost accounting, service line profitability analysis.

REACH Health Appoints Healthcare Software Veteran as New CEO to Accelerate Growth Strategy

REACH Health, a leading supplier of enterprise telemedicine software, appoints Steve McGraw as CEO and President, succeeding Richard Otto, who is retiring. Steve McGraw has significant experience in cloud-based healthcare software domain.  As CEO of Compliance 360 from 2002-2012, he recruited and led the team who built the business into the #1 provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions for the healthcare and insurance industries.

Practice Fusion Adds Former Visa SVP to Lead and Build out Corporate Communications team 

Practice Fusion, the free electronic medical record (EMR) company, has hired Ryan Donovan as VP, Corporate Communications. Donovan joins Practice Fusion after three years at Visa as SVP, Communications. Prior to Visa, he led corporate marketing at SanDisk and spent five years in a variety of leadership roles at HP.

Culbert Healthcare Solutions Appoints BD Leader with Rich HCIT Sales Experience

Culbert Healthcare Solutions, a professional services firm that serves healthcare organizations, named Andrew Baker as its new VP of BD. In this role, Baker will oversee sales executives in the northeast region, as they work to engage healthcare organizations with consultative services. Baker comes to Culbert from Intuit Health, where he served as the VP of Business Development. Baker has also held leadership positions at E-Web Health, Bottomline Technologies, Siemens Healthcare and Physician Computer Network.

Date Range: January 14th - February 25th

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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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