Movers and shakers: 8 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. Microsoft nominated Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, to join its board of directors.

2. Kshemendra Paul will serve as chief data officer and executive director for data governance and analytics at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

3. New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health Cancer Institute hired Noah D. Kauff, MD, to serve as chief of cancer genetics.

4. David Smoley, former CIO at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, will serve in a vice president role at Apple. 

5. Robert Califf, MD, former FDA commissioner, will spearhead strategy and policy for Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences and Google Health divisions beginning in November.

6. Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., has selected Michelle Edwards to serve as CIO.

7. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Ind., named Mathew Gaug vice president and CIO. 

8. Amy McDonough was appointed general manager and senior vice president of Fitbit Health Solutions.

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