by Meridith Levinson

In aftermath of Walter Reed Scandal, Cleveland Clinic CIO Tapped for President’s Commission on Soldiers’ Medical Care

Mar 14, 20073 mins

C. Martin Harris, the CIO and chairman of the Information Technology division at the Cleveland Clinic, was appointed to the President’s Commission On Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. The commission was established last week in response to outrage-inducing news reports of poor conditions and mistreatment of injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at VA hospitals across the country. The Commission’s mission is to conduct a comprehensive review of the medical and mental health care that the armed services are providing to servicemen wounded and traumatized in Iraq and Afghanistan. Harris has served on government and private sector commissions addressing healthcare interoperability and as the chairman of HIMSS’ National Health Information Infrastructure Task Force. He has practiced medicine since 1987.

Wellpoint promoted Mark Boxer to president and CEO of the health insurance company’s Operations, Technology and Government Services business unit on March 8, 2007. In his new role, Boxer is responsible for overseeing the nation’s largest Medicare claims processing business (according to the press release announcing his promotion), WellPoint’s federal employee program, and for the company’s IT function, e-business unit and customer service operations. He previously held a variety of leadership positions at the company, including EVP and COO, CIO, president and CEO of consumer-driven health plans, and chief strategy and business development officer.  (Is it me, or does this guy sound like he’s being groomed to one day become CEO of WellPoint?) Boxer reports to soon-to-be WellPoint CEO Angela Braly, who assumes that position from Larry Glasscock on June 1, when Glasscock retires from his day to day duties with the company. 

Boxer holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and earned a Master’s degree in information systems from Drexel University.  He earned his undergraduate degrees in engineering and physics from the University of Hartford.  Boxer serves on the board of directors for industrial paint manufacturer FinishMaster Inc. and is chairman of the board for medical benefits administrator NGS.  

David Dutton is retiring from his post as CIO of Capitol Bancorp on March 31, 2007. The press release announcing Dutton’s retirement notes that he completed a major effort to convert Capitol Bancorp to a new core banking system at the end of 2006, so the close of that effort probably motivated his decision to leave the company, which he joined in 1999.

Stepping into the CIO role soon to be vacated by Dutton is Gregory Bixby, who joined Capitol Bancorp from Republic Bancorp. Bixby worked for Republic for 13 years, most recently as its CIO, before joining Capitol.

Paradigm, a provider of enterprise software geared toward the oil and gas industry, hired Clay Miller as its new VP and CIO. Miller reports to Paradigm CEO John Gibson and is based in the company’s office in Houston, Texas. The new CIO’s responsibilities include IT strategy, knowledge management and information security. Miller most recently worked for AMD where he was responsible for supply chain systems. Prior to AMD, Miller was vice president and CIO of Advanced Interconnect Technologies in Singapore.