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GE Healthcare Appoints CTO for Imaging

Amit Phadnis has been appointed VP, CTO- Imaging, GE Healthcare. In this role, Amit will drive digitization, software and cross modality initiatives across the Imaging business. Amit joins GE from Cisco Systems where, most recently, he was the India Site Leader and SVP of Engineering for the Core Software Group. 

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Quality Systems Announces Principal Accounting Officer Changes

Quality Systems, provider of industry-leading health IT software for medical and dental clients, announced that John K. Stumpf will resign as the company's EVP, Finance and Principal Accounting Officer. Stumpf is leaving to join another local company. The Board appointed James R.  Arnold, the company's EVP and CFO, to serve in the additional role of the company's Principal Accounting Officer.

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Alphabet Appoints Well-known Economist and Former TIAA CEO to Board          

Alphabet appointed Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., 64, to its Board of Directors. Ferguson is a respected leader in the economics and finance industries. Ferguson has served as the President and CEO of TIAA since April 2008. He joined TIAA after his tenure at Swiss Re, where he served as Chairman of the firm's America Holding Corporation, Head of Financial Services, and a member of the Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008. 

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Alphabet Appoints Well-known Economist and Former TIAA CEO to Board          

Alphabet appointed Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., 64, to its Board of Directors. Ferguson is a respected leader in the economics and finance industries. Ferguson has served as the President and CEO of TIAA since April 2008. He joined TIAA after his tenure at Swiss Re, where he served as Chairman of the firm's America Holding Corporation, Head of Financial Services, and a member of the Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008. 

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Microsoft Announces Multiple Key Executive Changes        

Microsoft announced a broad reorganization of the company's senior executive ranks as long-time COO Kevin Turner prepares to leave for another job. Instead of naming a new COO, the company appointed two executives to divvy up the sales responsibilities and report to him. Jean-Philippe Courtois will be in charge of global sales, marketing and operations spanning Microsoft's 13 business areas. Judson Althoff will lead the worldwide commercial business, including government and small and medium-sized businesses. 

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McKesson and Change Healthcare Creates New Healthcare IT Company; Announces Leaders

Neil de CrescenzoMcKesson and Change Healthcare Holdings announced the creation of a new healthcare IT company. The entity will combine substantially all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) into a new company. Chairman, president, and CEO of McKesson John H. Hammergren will serve as chairman. CEO and President at Change Healthcare Neil de Crescenzo will serve as CEO, joined by an experienced management team comprised of leaders from both McKesson and Change Healthcare.

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Cerner Names SVP of Population HealthJohn Glaser

Cerner announced that John Glaser will assume the role of SVP of Population Health and Global Strategy. He joined Cerner in 2015 as a part of the Siemens Heath Services acquisition, where he was CEO. Prior to Siemens, he was VP and CIO at Partners HealthCare; he also previously served as VP of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Apple’s Car Project Leader Is Leaving; Makes New Leadership Appointments

Steve Zadesky, the veteran Apple executive overseeing the company’s electric car project is leaving. Zadesky, a former Ford Motor engineer who has overseen the car project for the last two years, and who tripled the size of Apple’s automotive team, is leaving the company for personal reasons. Zadesky spent nearly 17 years at Apple, where he built and led the teams for the first iPod, first iPhone, all subsequent iPhones and iPods and hundreds of Apple accessories.

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GE Names CTO and Research Exec for GE SoftwareHarel Kodesh

GE appoints Harel Kodesh, 56, as VP, CTO, GE Software. Kodesh joined GE from Nurego, where he served as CEO and founder. He served as an EVP at VMWare and President of Cloud Infrastructure Business and CEO of Digital Echo at EMC. He served as the CEO of Decho, CEO of Mozy, Chief Product Officer of Amdocs, President and CEO of Wingcast Corporation, a joint venture between the Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm, VP of the Productivity Appliance Division and VP of the Information Appliances Division at Microsoft.

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Siemens Health Services CEO Will Join Cerner Upon AcquisitionJohn Glaser

John Glaser, CEO of Siemens Health Services, will become SVP of Cerner upon its acquisition of Siemens. Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Glaser was VP and CIO at Partners HealthCare. Previously, he was VP, Information Systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and managed the Healthcare Information Systems consulting practice at Arthur D. Little. Dr. Glaser was the founding chairman of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). He is also past president of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 

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