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Leading HIT Authority Harry Greenspun Joins Deloitte

Harry Greenspun, MD, a leader in clinical transformation and HIT, joined the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the health services research arm of Deloitte LLP. Greenspun will focus on helping Deloitte’s health sciences and government clients address key HIT and clinical transformation issues and lead Deloitte’s research agenda on these topics.

Greenspun joins Deloitte from Dell Inc, where he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer, providing strategic clinical input to the senior management team across all healthcare sectors. In addition to his professional services experience, he also has a clinical background as a former practicing cardiac anesthesiologist.

Source: Deloitte


GE Healthcare Names Two New Executives

GE Healthcare recently announced the appointment of two new members to its leadership team in a move designed to drive differentiated product and service offerings that meet its global customers’ diverse needs.

Tom Gentile, currently vice president of GE Aviation’s services division, has been named president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Healthcare Systems division, a $12 billion business that develops some of the best-known medical technologies, including CT, MR, ultrasound, molecular imaging, patient care solutions, x-ray, interventional, life support systems, and home health.

Gentile is a 13-year GE veteran and recently spent three years leading a team that transformed GE’s Aviation services business into a global $7 billion platform. Before Aviation, he held a series of leadership roles in GE Capital’s businesses in the United States, France, and Australia, overseeing key acquisitions and consumer product launches and driving profitable growth.

Mike Swinford, currently the services leader for GE Healthcare’s North American division, has been named president and CEO of Global Services, a new business that will be responsible for driving GE Healthcare’s service strategy globally, creating new service growth platforms across product lines and expanding the capabilities of each region’s service operations.

Since 2005, Swinford has led GE Healthcare’s North American Services business, which included P&L operations, installation, applications, asset management, biomedical, and multivendor imaging services. Prior to this role, he held a series of services, quality, and supply chain leadership roles in GE Healthcare.

— Source: GE Healthcare


Precyse Secures HIT Executive Chris Powell as New President

Precyse recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Chris Powell as its new president. The newly created position marks the next step in the company’s evolution, as it unveils a new corporate identity and launches a natural language comprehension computer-assisted collaborative workflow platform, precyseCode.

Powell will be responsible for the overall day-to-day operational performance and leadership of Precyse, including implementing strategic operational plans to advance the company’s mission and objectives. He will be responsible for operations, service delivery, sales, marketing, finance, and IT and will be a member of the organization’s executive council, along with the chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and the president of the Precyse Advanced Technologies division.

— Source: Precyse


Healthcare and Technology Veterans Fill Key Positions at Burgess

Burgess, a healthcare reimbursement software provider, recently announced the hiring of Stephen D. Peck as chief financial officer and Roger N. Pricer as chief business development officer. Both are newly created positions within the company.

Peck brings more than two decades of executive-level experience to Burgess. Peck previously held leadership positions at Phillips International, Inc, which he helped grow into the world’s largest newsletter publisher during his 10-year tenure. Following Phillips, he was the chief financial officer for American Mobile Satellite Corp (AMSC), the founders of XM Satellite Radio, and was instrumental in AMSC’s funding efforts and leadership.

Pricer has an extensive background in healthcare and technology that spans more than 20 years. Prior to joining Burgess, he was a partner in Computer Sciences Corporation’s health plan consulting practice and held executive positions at healthcare technology company Bloodhound Technologies, UnitedHealth Group, Inc’s Ingenix Division, and Republic Services, Inc.

— Source: Burgess