MITA Applauds CMS for Creation of Medicare Coverage Pathway for Innovative Medical Technologies

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical, contrast media, and focused ultrasound device manufacturers, today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its recently issued final rule concerning the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program.

KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

Manufacturer KA Imaging has appointed Shawn Campbell as vice president of operations and Robert Moccia as vice president of sales, USA and Canada.

ICE Moves to May

Mark your calendar, the conference dedicated to imaging directors, radiology administrators and imaging engineers is moving to May 11-12 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

People on the Move – July 29, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos


Applied BioMath of Concord, Massachusetts added Alison Betts as Senior Director of Scientific Collaborations and Fellow of Modeling & Simulation. Betts had an extensive modeling and simulation career at Pfizer, Inc., transferring from the United Kingdom to Connecticut in 2007, and most recently in the biomedicines design department in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Zynex, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado named Joseph Papandrea its COO. Papandrea was previously VP of Operations at Arrow Electronics, and worked in Australia, Singapore, Germany, the UK, Chile, and the United States in a variety of senior leadership roles.


The Chicago, Illinois-based Aptus Exchange named Peter Norvid as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Norvid was previously a medical director to numerous facilities.


Apixio of San Mateo, California named Tom McNamara its Chief Growth Officer. McNamara spent the last three years as the Apixio Chief Revenue Officer; he previously was head of sales for GNS Healthcare, Connance, Silverlink Communications, and HPR.


The Windsor, Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. named Sean Hogan president of SS&C Health, Rob Kulis its president of Health Solutions, and Marc Palmer president of Pharmacy Solutions. Hogan was most recently at IBM, where he led its healthcare business globally for 15 years; Kulis has more than 20 years of industry experience; and Palmer has been with the team since 2014.


Guest Services, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia named Daniel Stoltzfus its CFO. Stoltzfus has nearly 20 years of experience in the business and technology industries, having previously been CFO of Fundation Group LLC.


Oncology Analytics of Atlanta, Georgia named David Fusari as chief technology officer (CTO). Fusari was most recently CTO and co-founder of TriNetX, and had been CTO at Ability Network and Sentillion. Sentillion was acquired by Microsoft, where Fusari was an executive and principal architect in its health solutions group.


Rob MacNaughton

NurseGrid of Portland, Oregon named Rob MacNaughton its CEO. Most recently MacNaughton was Chief Product Officer at Cambia Health Solutions; he had been VP of Hospital Operations with Banfield Pet Hospital, and founder and CEO of Columbia Care LLC. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


BlueBee of San Mateo, California named Pam Cheng its VP of Product Management and Strategy. Cheng spent years with Illumina, Complete Genomics, and Agilent Technologies.


The Boston, Massachusetts-based Intervention Insights named Chet Burrell as its Executive Chairman. Burrell is the founder and managing member of Silavon Healthcare Holdings; he has been the President/CEO of three different Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans and CEO or Chair of a number of for-profit health care technology companies.


Priya Abani, AliveCor CEO

AliveCor of Mountain View, California named Priya Abani its CEO and Vinod Khosla chair of its board of directors. Most recently, Abani was the General Manager for Devices and Enablement at Amazon. Khosla founded Khosla Ventures in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and founder of Sun Microsystems.


Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) of Chicago, Illinois saw its President and CEO Paula Steiner, who led the organization since 2016, depart the company. HCSC board member and former energy executive David J. Lesar will serve as interim CEO until Steiner’s replacement is named. Maurice Smith, who has been with the company for 20-plus years, most recently as president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, has been named president of HCSC.


Yekaterina Khotskaya

CureMatch of San Diego, California named Yekaterina Khotskaya its VP of clinical operations. Khotskaya is a former precision oncology scientist and fellow of the MD Anderson’s Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy. She has a Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc. of Los Alamitos, California named Christina Hammett its Regional Director of Clinical Outreach for the Substance Use Division. Hammett was most recently Outreach Manager in Southern California for Promises Behavioral Health. Prior to that, she was the recruiting manager at GlaxoSmithKline. Hammett is a certified chronic pain coach and holds a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.


Availity of Jacksonville, Florida named Jessica Micciche its new SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer.


Verb Surgical Inc. of Mountain View, California named Kurt Azarbarzin its President and CEO, effective immediately.


The New York, New York-based AMC Health named Jon Fenton Roy Barrett to its clinical leadership team. Barrett, a researcher and practicing obstetrician and specialist in maternal fetal medicine, is medical director of the Alliance for Prevention of Preterm Birth and Stillbirth, president of the Canadian Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, division chief of maternal fetal medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute in Ontario. He’s also a full professor and vice-chair of quality of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto and a member of faculty for the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of the University.


Dr. Trisha Swift, DNP, MSN, RN, CPPS, Vice President for Clinical Transformation, ZeOmega

ZeOmega of Plano, Texas named Trisha Swift VP for Clinical Transformation. A nurse by training, Swift has been Chief Quality Officer and Corporate VP of Quality/Safety. She was a healthcare management consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates, a Health Informatics professor at Jacksonville University, and is the founder of MeritLinkx Healthcare Consulting.


John Malanowski

KEPRO of Nashville, Tennessee named John Malanowski its chief people officer.

Malanowski most recently was interim chief human resource officer for Virence Health Technologies and University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. He holds a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University.


The Phoenix-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has elected two new members to its board of directors: Nancy Ham, CEO of WebPT, Inc., and Marilyn Tavenner, the former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and past president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).


Pathnostics of Irvine, California named Samuel D. Riccitelli its CEO, taking over from founder David Pauluzzi, who will continue to serve on its board of directors as part of a planned leadership transition. Riccitelli began his career as a biomedical engineer before joining Becton, Dickinson and Company; he was also EVP and COO at Genoptix, Inc., and recently was president and CEO of Signal Genetics, Inc.


Addus HomeCare Corporation of Frisco, Texas will see Chief Information Officer James Zoccoli retire from his position July 31. Mike Wattenbarger, former VP of Information Technology Development, was promoted to SVP of Information Technology, and will assume leadership in that area following Zoccoli’s departure.


Advocate Aurora Health of Downers Grove, Illinois named Jim Skogsbergh its sole president and CEO; Skogsbergh had jointly run the company as co-president and co-CEO with Nick Turkal since the system was formed in April 2018 through the merger of Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. Previously, Skogsbergh was EVP of Iowa Health System and president and CEO of Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran, and Blank Children’s Hospitals; he is a past chair of the American Hospital Association board as well as the Chicago United board. Turkal will pursue other interests.



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