Practice Fusion adds 2 former newsies to the executive team
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion named Todd Martin senior vice president of business development and Sheila Ryan VP of people & culture to help the company as it expands its electronic medical record platform to a larger swath of U.S. healthcare providers.
Martin was most recently chief technology officer and SVP at NewsRight, a digital news analytics resource; Ryan was VP of human resources at CBS Interactive.
Practice Fusion has grown from 133 to 177 employees since the start of the year, and hopes to be up to 200 by the end of 2012.
HHS tops insurance regulator steps down amid speculation
The Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information & Oversight director Steve Larsen stepped down from his post, a key position in the implementation of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, but insiders say that his resignation was driven by political conflicts having to do with education policies, not healthcare reform.
Covidien appoints Joy Amundson to the board
Covidien (NYSE:COV) appointed Joy Amundson, a principal at healthcare consulting firm Amundson Partners, to its board of directors’ audit committee.