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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Gets New CTO

Susannah Fox has been tapped as the next CTO for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, replacing Bryan Sivak, who stepped down from the role in April. Fox previously served as an associate director at the Pew Research Center and briefly as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The department as of late has stepped up in its efforts to advance health IT and announced a two-year grant program for $28 million to advance the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services to support health information exchange.

Allscripts, PatientPoint and TCA Execs Joins Recondo’s Leadership Team

Eldon Richards joins Recondo, the leading provider of cloud-based revenue cycle connectivity and applications, as CTO from PatientPoint, a leader in patient engagement solutions, where he led product development and technology teams across the enterprise as EVP of Product and Technology.  Previously, Richards led the technology team for the Care Coordination Solutions business at PatientPoint, and various organizations at Unitedhealth Group.

Perry Sweet joins Recondo as Chief Client Officer from Allscripts, where he was VP of Services, Support, and Account Management for the company's Population Health and Community Solutions. Perry brings to Recondo decades of experience leading healthcare technology BUs at Eclipsys (now Allscripts), First Consulting Group and IBM.

Kathleen Brenk has joined the company as its CHRO, a new role. Brenk joins Recondo from Trust Company of America (TCA), a 43-year-old firm providing registered investment advisors with fully integrated real-time technology, consultative services and back office support. Brenk served as TCA's VP of people and culture. Previously, Brenk served as senior HR manager of Business HR at Baxa, a medical device company. Kathleen has also held HR positions at EchoStar/DISH Network, The Home Depot, and High Speed Access Corp.

Celebrated Healthcare Exec Joins Health Catalyst’s Board

Healthcare data warehousing and analytics firm Health Catalyst appointed Penny Wheeler MD, president and CEO of Allina Health, to its board of directors. Dr. Wheeler was named CEO of Allina Health after serving for nine years as the health system's Chief Clinical Officer.  A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler previously served patients at Women's Health Consultants in Minneapolis, was the president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's medical staff, chaired the Allina Health Quality Committee and served on the Allina Health Board of Directors.

MD Insider Expands Board and Leadership Team to Drive Growth Phase

MD Insider, a big data healthcare platform, added industry veteran Randy Womack to the Board, promoted Kingshuk Chatterjee from CTO to Chief Data Officer, hiring Eric Wilson as CTO.  These moves follow the closing of $9.5 million Series A round led by entrepreneur and investor Jason Ader recently.

New Board Member, Randy Womack, currently serves as CEO for Aasonn, a global provider of cloud and hybrid cloud based solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in the Software as a Service (SaaS) marketplace and 25 years in technology and operations. Previously, he was COO at Castlight Health, VP of Operations and CIO at SuccessFactors, a SAP Company, and has also held sales, technology and operations leadership roles at Greylock, Digital River and Dell, two of which – SuccessFactors and Digital River – he helped take public.

As Chief Data Officer, Chatterjee will focus on product evolution and expanding proprietary data sets and advanced data science to further advance transparency solutions.  He has an expansive background in the healthcare space, where he built enterprise-class clinical data platforms for many well-known organizations such as UCLA Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives, Microsoft HSG, Caradigm, Orion Health, Cleveland Clinic, St. Luke Medical Center, Daiichi Sankyo and Arkansas Medical Center.

In his capacity as CTO, Eric Wilson will drive the company's technology strategy.  Wilson comes to MD Insider from, the ticketing industry's first opaque marketplace for unsold live event ticket inventory. Prior to, he served as founder and CTO of Sidebar, CTO of GoTV Networks and was a founding member and VP of Infrastructure at JAMDAT Mobile. He also led the product and engineering efforts for an Idealab e-commerce venture and was a founding engineer at Citysearch.

Top Cardiologist and Researcher at Harvard Medical School Joins Google X's Genomics Project

Jessica Mega, a cardiologist at Harvard Medical School and its affiliate Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, has been named lead researcher of Google X's genomics project Baseline Study. Dr. Mega was a senior investigator with the TIMI Study Group, where she played a leading role in several important clinical trials, including ATLAS ACS-TIMI 46 and ATLAS ACS 2-TIMI 51 with the anticoagulant rivaroxaban. She was also the lead investigator of the ELEVATE-TIMI 56 trial, which studied effects of clopidogrel based on CYP2C19 genotype.

Jawbone Appoints Google Exec as President

Fitness-tracking wearables manufacturer Jawbone has appointed Sameer Samat, Google’s VP of Product Management, leading the Shopping team at Google, as its new president. Jawbone has had a president before, former Microsoft exec Mindy Mount, who left the company in early 2014 after less than a year in the job. The latest hiring comes after Jawbone completed a $300 million funding that values the company at about $3 billion.

CareCloud Gets Silicon Valley Leader as New CEO as it Strengthens Ops with New Funding

CareCloud, a provider of cloud-based practice management, EHR and medical billing software services, has named Ken Comée as CEO of the firm. Comée would replace Albert Santalo as CEO, but that Santalo would stay with the company as chairman and chief strategy officer.

Comée was formerly the CEO of PowerReviews, the world’s largest social commerce network, which powers customer conversations on over 5,500 websites including Staples, REI and Toys“R”Us. Prior to that, he was CEO of Cast Iron Systems, and held executive positions at CollabNet, a software development pioneer in the cloud, and at product lifecycle leader PTC. He has also held several various high-level management positions at Amdahl/Fujitsu in Europe and the U.S.

Date Range: April 28th - May 28th

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