DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthelio Healthcare Solutions (Anthelio) announced that Asif Ahmad will become its new CEO effective as of July 30, 2013. He has been Senior Vice President of Information & Technology Services for McKesson Specialty Health since August 2010. Mr. Ahmad has unique experience in leading software development, strategy, product management, clinical operations, informatics/IT, patient safety, research administration, revenue cycle and global expansion. Prior to joining McKesson he was VP, Diagnostic Services/CIO and Associate Dean at Duke University Health System and Medical Center; and he was also CIO/CTO and Chair of Clinical Technology Council of The Ohio State University Health System and Medical Center. His many awards and honors include 2010 named top 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT (Fierce HealthIT), 2009 CIO Hall of Fame (CIO Magazine) and 2008 Top 100 Leaders Award (Computerworld).
Ahmad will replace Rick Kneipper, Anthelio’s co-founder who has been its interim CEO for the past year. Kneipper will resume his position as Anthelio’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer and Chair of its Healthcare Innovation Council.
“Asif’s extensive clinical and IT experience in both major not-for-profit academic medical centers and a major for-profit healthcare service provider make him an outstanding addition as Anthelio’s CEO,” said David White, Anthelio’s Chairman of the Board. “Anthelio is very pleased to welcome Asif, who is one of the most knowledgeable and creative leaders in healthcare information technology.”
"I am excited about Anthelio's next phase of growth and success, banking on the great products and services that are offered to our valued customers. We will continue our trajectory of building an adaptable and agile set of offerings to create tremendous benefits for our customers and the healthcare industry,” said Asif Ahmad.
Anthelio® is the largest independent provider of IT and business process (BP) services to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers. By provisioning hospitals with comprehensive, high-quality, flexible and secure IT and BP services, Anthelio improves hospitals’ healthcare services while reducing costs and streamlining processes. It leverages knowledge and expertise built over a decade of operations about clinical and administrative IT processes and best practices to provide improved IT and BP services at lower costs to customers. Anthelio is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For additional information see www.antheliohealth.com.