Navicent Health selects chief information and digital officer

Macon, Ga.-based Navicent Health named Omer Awan chief information and digital officer.

Mr. Awan has served as CIO of Navicent Health since 2016. His role will now be expanded to include the development and deployment of digitalization strategy and platforms for Navicent Health and Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health's "strategic combination." He has 20-plus years of health IT leadership experience.

Mr. Awan has received several awards over the course of his career, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives 2018 Transformational Leadership Award. He is also a CHIME Certified CIO.

"[Mr. Awan's] colleagues trust his leadership, admire his insights and cherish his partnership. He is a tremendous asset to this organization, and we rely on him to carry us into the next phase of our digital strategy," said Ninfa M. Saunders, PhD, president and CEO of Navicent Health.

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