Movers and shakers: 7 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

Becker's Hospital Review reported the following health IT executive moves recently affecting hospitals, companies and federal agencies:

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

1. Walmart named Suresh Kumar, a former Google, Amazon and Microsoft executive, as the company's new chief technology and chief development officer.

2. Roni Zeiger, MD, who served as Google's chief health strategist for six years, is joining Facebook as head of health strategy.

3. New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System appointed Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, executive vice president and chief data officer, a newly created role.

4. Phoenix-based Banner Health's chief strategy and growth officer, Scott Nordlund, will lead Banner Innovation Group, a new division that merges Banner's innovation and digital business leadership teams and their incubators to focus on developing and commercializing ideas that improve the patient experience.

5. Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth named Torben Nielsen CEO of ZOOM+Care, a Portland, Ore.-based retail and digital healthcare provider the health system acquired at the end of last year.

6. HHS Chief of Staff Peter Urbanowicz is leaving the department this month and will be replaced by Deputy Chief of Staff Brian Harrison.

7. The Queen's Health Systems in Honolulu, Hawaii, named Harold Moscho vice president of information technology and CIO.

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