Intriguing Changes in Health IT Leadership in 2019

News that involves changes or moving of the top leadership always spices things up, especially when 2019 is about to end. Before 2020 starts its proceedings officially, Becker’s Hospital Review reports the following executive changes of late to affect the hospitals, practices, companies, and federal institutions.

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  1. Toby Cosgrave, MD

He was until recently the CEO of Cleveland Clinic, but now has a new position of senior advisor at InnovaHealth Partners, a medical device discovery organization.

  1. James Merlino, MD

Cleveland Clinic has appointed James Merlino, MD as their chief clinical transformation officer which is a position created for the first time in the history of the clinic.

  1. Mike Sutten

Mike Sutten adopts the position of chief digital officer in a healthcare technology company, Innovaccer.

  1. John Halamka, MD

Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic now has the likes of John Halamka, MD, who was previously the CIO of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We’d like to say, ‘welcome aboard’.

  1. Sundar Pichai

The prior CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai finds a lead role in Alphabet and will be responsible for its expansion in healthcare.

  1. Hema Budaraju

Facebook isn’t behind when it comes to changes in its top leadership. That brings us to Hema Budaraju, the product management director for Facebook’s health-related actions as she finds a spot in Google in a lead role with a promise to expand apps like Google Maps. It will have a greater social and environmental influence.

  1. Stephanie Reel

She is about to retire from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins in July 2020, ending a decorated career of over 3 decades as an IT leader.

  1. Mustafa Suleyman

The co-founder of DeepMind, a health-driven artificial intelligence enterprise, Mustafa Suleyman, leaves his post to join Google’s AI team. The company was taken over by Google in 2014.

  1. Cletis Earle

Penn State Health chose Cletis Earle to become their senior vice president and CIO at the Hershey, Pennsylvania-based health system and Penn State College of Medicine.

  1. Betsy Nabel, MD, Martin Chavez, MD, Naglaa Rizk, MD, and Marie McDonnell, MD

Every well, a digital health innovator, accepted a couple of health system leaders to its scientific advisory board. Welcoming such great minds is a milestone in itself.

  1. Nancy Flores

McKesson has a new executive vice president, CIO and chief technology officer (CTO) in the name of Nancy Flores.

  1. Jacqueline Shreibati, MD

Google Health has Jacqueline Shreibati, MD with them who was the CMO of wearables startup AliveCor. It is an honor to hold a position in Google as the biggest search engine in the world.

P3care wishes them well and hopes that they will be the right fit in their new roles. Remember to focus on yourself before you can work for your company as you can’t pour a drink from an empty cup. First, fuel up before making yourself useful to others.