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. David Hayes, MD, who practiced cardiology and held leadership roles at Mayo Clinic for more than 40 years, left the Rochester, Minn.-based health system to become chief medical officer of medical device company Biotronik.

2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City has tapped Atefeh "Atti" Riazi as its new CIO.

3. Ann Durkin, CIO of Santa Clara County, Calif., who spearheaded the county's IT efforts during its $235 million hospitals purchase last year, will leave her post to join Dell.

4. Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM, will step down from her role at the company.

5. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie fired James Byrne, the VA deputy secretary who oversaw the department's EHR modernization effort.

6. Halo Communications, the HIPAA-compliant clinical communication platform formerly known as Doc Halo, welcomed Kurt Hammond as chief growth officer.

7. Former Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush joined the board of Innovaccer, a healthcare technology company.

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