January 26, 2021

Health IT Appointments and Hires

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Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, New ONC National CoordinatorLast Wednesday, long time health IT veteran Micky Tripathi got the nod to be our next National Coordinator for the ONC (@ONC_HealthIT). This continues the agency’s history of industry leaders that know the environment being selected to lead. Micky has served on the Board of Directors of the Sequoia Project, the CommonWell Health Alliance, the CARIN Alliance, HL7 International, the HL7 FHIR Foundation, and Datica.

Lee Barrett of EHNAC Elected to The Sequoia Project Board of Directors
As the healthcare industry works toward total interoperable data exchange, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) (@EHNAC) continues to play a key role with the recent election of Lee Barrett, CEO and Executive Director of EHNAC, to The Sequoia Project Board of Directors. Barrett has led efforts to advance the mission of EHNAC while promoting and supporting its partnership with The Sequoia Project for more than four years as they collaborate on industry initiatives.

Cerner Names New Chief Financial Officer
Cerner Corporation (@Cerner) announced that Mark Erceg will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective February 22, 2021. Erceg will succeed Marc Naughton, who is departing from Cerner at the end of the first quarter. Naughton will serve as an Executive Advisor to ensure a smooth transition.

Divurgent Hires Chris Brownlee, EHR Implementation Expert, as Principal
Divurgent (@DIVURGENT), an international IT consulting company, announced that it hired Chris Brownlee as Principal. Chris joins Divurgent with nearly 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, leading teams through large-scale EHR implementations, including a significant and successful 21-year tenure at Cerner Corporation, leaving the organization as an Engagement Executive.

ValueHealth Appoints Don Bisbee As CEO
ValueHealth, LLC, a nationally recognized, tech-enabled, data-driven healthcare services company with a surgical digital platform, is pleased to announce that ValueHealth President Don Bisbee has been named CEO of the company, effective January 1, 2021. He will succeed ValueHealth founder and Vice Chairman Dan Tasset, who will assume the role of Executive Vice Chairman and will work alongside Executive Chairman John Palumbo to promote brand awareness, influence relevant policy at the federal level, and continue to develop marquee relationships with payors, employers, and providers in both health systems and physician groups.

ApprioHealth Names Melissa Finley as Vice President of Operations, Carl Swart as Chief Operating Officer
ApprioHealth (@ApprioHealth), a provider of advanced technology and specialized revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for commercial healthcare providers, announces the addition of Melissa Finley as vice president of operations, and announces the addition of Carl Swart as chief operating officer (COO).

Theranica Adds Digital Therapeutics Expert Donald Jones to its Board of Directors
Theranica (@Theranica), a prescribed digital therapeutics (PDT) company developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other pain conditions, announced the addition of Donald Jones, a seasoned medical device market expert, to its board of directors amid growing demand for its smartphone-controlled wearable device for the acute treatment of migraine, Nerivio®.

HealthMyne Appoints National Oncology Leader to Board of Directors
HealthMyne (@HealthMyne), a pioneer in applied radiomics, announced the appointment of Mimi Huizinga, MD, MPH, FACP, to its board of directors. Dr. Huizinga is the Vice President and Head of U.S. Oncology Medical, Novartis. Huizinga is a physician executive with deep experience achieving clinical excellence across the care continuum driven by evidence-based care, data, and analytics.

NAACOS Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Committee Members
The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) (@NAACOSnews) announced its 2021 Board of Directors, as the organization grows in prominence and ACOs become an increasingly critical part of how health care is paid for and delivered. The Board of Directors helps set NAACOS’ advocacy agenda and member services for its more than 370 ACO members. The 2021 Board consists of nine seats for single ACOs, six seats for organizations with multiple ACOs, one private payer ACO seat, and the CEO, Clif Gaus. View the complete list.

Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services Announce Executive Leadership Appointments
Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services, operating subsidiaries of Velatura Public Benefit Company (VPBC), announced the selection of executive leadership. Angie Bass, former President and CEO of Midwest Health Connection (MHC) has been named Executive Vice President of Velatura HIE Corporation, and Rick Wilkening, formerly of Velatura LLC., has been named Executive Vice President of Velatura Services. Both assumed their respective roles on Jan. 4, 2021.

OncoHost Welcomes Nobel Prize Winner to Scientific Advisory Board
OncoHost (@OncoHost), a global company in host response profiling for improved personalized cancer therapy, announced that renowned biologist and winner of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Professor Aaron Ciechanover, has joined the company’s scientific advisory board.

Parexel Names Clare Grace to Newly-Created Role of Chief Patient Officer
Parexel (@Parexel), a provider of solutions to accelerate the development and delivery of innovative therapies to improve world health, from clinical through commercialization, announced the appointment of Clare Grace, Ph.D., as the company’s first Chief Patient Officer. The appointment reflects the role of the patient as central to the company’s mission of keeping patients at the heart of all clinical trial activity.

SonarMD Announces New Leaders to Help Drive Next Phase of Growth
SonarMD (@SonarMD), a tech-enabled care coordination solution for digestive health company, announced additions to its executive team and board of directors. The company named A.R. Weiler to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Beth Houck, SonarMD’s Chief Customer Officer, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, the SonarMD Board of Directors welcomed Roy Beveridge, M.D.

Sameer K. Mishra joins Discovery Health Partners as CIO
Discovery Health Partners (@Discovery_HP) announced that Sameer K. Mishra has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Leveraging his significant health payer technology experience, Mishra will lead Discovery’s dedicated IT staff and evolve the company’s technology platform.