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GE Healthcare Names De Witte CEO of Healthcare IT

April 1, 2011 News 5 Comments


GE Healthcare announced this morning that Jan De Witte will lead the company’s healthcare IT business as its president and CEO. He replaces Vishal Wanchoo, who has been reassigned to GE India as vice president of growth initiatives.

De Witte was named president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Performance Solutions division when it was created this past June. He will continue in that role as the company combines its healthcare IT advisory and technology services under a single reporting structure.

John Dineen, president and CEO of GE Healthcare said, “Having a single leader like Jan De Witte lead both businesses sends a visible signal to our customers that GE Healthcare is dedicated to growing its IT and solutions offerings, providing them with a unique partner that can deliver the strategic advice they need with outstanding technology. Jan’s extensive experience with technology across global markets makes him the right fit to lead and develop the growth of these two businesses.”

The Performance Solutions business is GE Healthcare’s 150-employee services arm, which offers process improvement and technology optimization consulting based on Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

The 46-year-old De Witte was named an officer of GE in 2007. He has a masters degree in management and engineering and a Harvard MBA in marketing and operations management.

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Currently there are "5 comments" on this Article:

  1. This is exactly why GE Healthcare will never be a force in the industry. Without committed leadership that is knowledgeable and passionate about HIT, they are doomed.

  2. And “around and around” we go again…Invest your money in making a great products/services not reshuffling the coats and ties.

  3. GE is lost with HIT, anyone who is a customer of CE is wanting to move off (they are dwindling in numbers). Heck, they won’t even sell a new system or so they say.

    Good luck to this guy, cleaning up after the previous blunders

  4. Reading from an oldie (pub early 2000’s) –> our Generation’s Captain of e-Ndustry, Bill Gates. Text: Business at the Speed of Thought. He promotes hiring a business background to run IT. His own company included. Overall purpose to bring IT to the ROI table and vice versa. What say you to that (valid) approach?

  5. Regarding the VA looking to open source instead of Epic, perhaps they simply want to nudge their software into the 21st century. If they wanted a program based on a 1960’s MUMPS language, they already have that in VistA.

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