Health IT movers and shakers: 20 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

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In the last month, Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CIO and chief technology officer moves as well as other executive moves affecting health IT companies and federal agencies.

Editor's note: The executive moves are listed in the order they were reported on.

1. Millennium Health, a San Diego-based health solutions company that provides clinically actionable information to inform treatment decisions, appointed Dave Henderson to serve as CIO.

2. Privia Health, a company focused on physician practice management and population health technology, promoted Keith Fernandez, MD, to national chief clinical officer and Fred Taweel, MD, to CMO of its Mid-Atlantic Region.

3. EpicMD, a company offering cloud-based telehealth and telemedicine technology, selected Jack Karabees to serve as president and vice president of sales.

4. Stanford (Calif.) Health Care tapped Eric Yablonka as its new CIO, the hospital announced Nov. 21.

5. Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said she is planning to step down early next year, while current Hewlett Packard President Antonio Neri will take over as CEO.

6. Robert Eardley, the senior vice president, CIO and chief information security officer at Houston Methodist Hospitals in Texas, will return to Cleveland-based University Hospitals in February, replacing Joy Grosser as CIO.

7. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, is tacking on another responsibility: editor-in-chief of the online, peer-review journal Blockchain in Healthcare Today.

8. Digital health guru Eric Topol, MD, is amassing additional responsibilities at Scripps, becoming the executive vice president of the new Scripps Research Institutes while maintaining his post as director of Scripps Translational Science Institute.

9. Mark Segal, PhD, vice president of government affairs at GE Healthcare's IT division, reportedly left the company in early December.

10. Portland, Ore.-based FamilyCare Health selected Raghu Valluri to serve as vice president of information technology.

11. Doctor On Demand co-founder Adam Jackson, transitioned to a new role at Cambrian Asset Management, a firm that focuses on digital assets of cryptographic blockchains.

12. Capt. Alicia Morton, DNP, RN, director of the Health IT Certification Program at ONC, has been appointed commissioner ex officio at the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission through 2020.

13. New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals hired Kevin Lynch to serve as senior vice president and CIO, effective in January.

14. MTBC, a cloud-based health IT firm, promoted Stephen Snyder to the CEO role and A. Hadi Chaudhry to president, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

15. Broomfield, Colo.-based SCL Health named Louis J. Capponi, MD, vice president and chief medical informatics officer.

16. Suneel Gupta, founder of Rise Labs, a digital health company that provides one-on-one personal diet coaching on a mobile platform, announced he is running for Michigan's 11th Congressional district.

17. Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health selected David Reis, PhD, to serve as executive vice president and CIO.

18. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange selected three new members to serve on its board of directors.

19. Ranga Jayaraman, PhD, chief digital officer of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, stepped down from his role, apologizing for having failed to disclose data breaches affecting students and staff in a timely matter.

20. Anil Sethi, director of health technologies at Apple, revealed plans to leave his post to start a second healthcare startup.

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