Medical Imaging Talk Blog Authors

Since being founded in September of 2009, the Medical Imaging Talk Blog by Change Healthcare has become the industry destination for those seeking the most up to date news, advancements and thought leading insight in medical imaging.

Below, learn more about the minds that actively contribute to this site, on topics ranging from Radiology and Cardiology to Workflow and Vendor Neutral Archives:

Erkan_Akyuz Erkan Akyuz is executive vice president &  president of Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions for Change Healthcare. As president, Akyuz is responsible for reinforcing Change Healthcare’s already strong commitment to its customers by supporting day-to-day customer interactions as well as providing new opportunities that will help Change Healthcare imaging customers meet their goals and continue to be successful. Prior to joining the company in 2014, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Vital Images Inc. and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Agfa Healthcare, a $1.6 billion subsidiary of Agfa, with oversight of the Imaging Informatics business.

Akyuz began his career at Mitra Imaging in Waterloo, Ont. He has worked in the healthcare IT profession since 2001 and on the business side of the industry since 2006. Akyuz is an advanced visualization leader whose prior roles have ranged from software development and R&D to imaging informatics and product strategy. Akyuz’s background provides him with good visibility and understanding of the technical, clinical and operational side of the industry and his varied experiences and track record help McKesson to continue to advance its customers’ strategic initiatives.

Akyuz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Turkish Naval Academy, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France. Follow Erkan on Twitter @ErkanAAkyuz

Evgueni Loukipoudis Evgueni Loukipoudis is vice president, CIO/CTO of Change Healthcare Imaging,Workflow & Care Solutions. He, is responsible for the portfolio strategy of the business and for developing its architectural vision and roadmap. The goal is to ensure consistent technology, architecture and user experience in all IW&CS solutions using common processes, tools and metrics.
Asish Sant Ashish Sant is senior vice president, Radiology for Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. Prior to taking on his current business leadership role, Sant has had 20+ years of experience developing and delivering innovative software products and solutions.

For the last 16 years, he has played a crucial role in the development of Change Healthcare’s radiology solutions in progressively leading roles in software development, project management and organizational leadership. He was formerly with ALI Technologies in Vancouver, Canada which was acquired in 2002 by McKesson.

Prior to joining McKesson and Change Healthcare, he has worked at Covansys, Tata Consultancy Services and Pertech Computers Ltd. in various capacities. Sant received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Rani Durgavati University in Jabalpur, India and his Master of Technology in Computer Science from University of Pune in Pune, India.

Tomer Levy Tomer Levy is vice president, strategic portfolio management, at Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions). He is an experienced executive with a combination of leadership, technical and business orientation skills that is combined with vast experience in the medical device industry, and specifically healthcare IT.

In his career he has helped design, implement and maintain large and complex medical information systems in highly regulated, multinational environments. Follow Tomer on Twitter @Levy__Tomer

Jordan Lister Jordan Lister leads the medical imaging consulting team for Change Healthcare. Jordan is alumnus of the University of British Columbia and has his Executive Scholars designation from Kellogg School of Management. Jordan has 20+ years of experience in consulting and healthcare IT. He has lead a number of large transformational program initiatives with key clients in North America, EU and UK.

Jordan brings a creative discipline to help healthcare organizations lower operating costs and successfully plan and execute revenue growth opportunities as it relates to solutions and adoption of health care IT systems. He believes it’s in evaluating and planning the right capabilities of an organization that allows it to be successful in executing on great strategies. When not helping clients, Jordan has a strong passion for leading teams within Change Healthcare or at home with sailing clubs or kid’s soccer.


Additional McKesson Contributing Authors

Tom Coppa Tom Coppa has many years of experience working on the enterprise IT team at Iowa Health System, now UnityPoint Health, as an infrastructure architect, and was part of a team that led the charge toward an enterprise-wide solution for image data management. Currently, he is a technical consultant in the Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions global sales organization.
Itai Galili Itai Galili is director of product management, workflow solutions for Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. He has more than10 years of experience in product management and healthcare IT, leading solutions in the cardiology, radiology and enterprise imaging workflow domains.
Kinson Ho Kinson Ho is a solutions architect at Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions, is the author of two IHE Radiology Profiles, and is the co-chair of the IHE Radiology Technical Committee. He has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare informatics and has developed his expertise in projects that include PACS, VNA and XDS as well as regional health integration projects. He also presents regularly at industry conferences such as SIIM and RSNA.
Todd Johnson Todd Johnson is the executive director of Radiology product development for Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at the University of Iowa and his MBA at the University of Minnesota. Prior to Change Healthcare, Johnson spent 17 years at Vital Images as their director of innovation and strategy. He was an early employee who helped the organization grow into a leader in advanced clinical imaging. He directed product teams and set product and corporate strategy for advanced clinical applications such as Cardiac, Pulmonary and Colon.
Mindy Jones, R.T.(R)(M), BBA, is manager, solutions consultants with Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow and Care Solutions. Jones brings a multitude of industry experience in radiology and cardiology, as well as a strong customer focus having come from the customer side. Jones is a Registered Radiological Technologist specializing in mammography and has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a double minor in marketing and finance. Jones has served in all capacities of the radiology department from a multi-modality technologist to the department director.

Prior to joining Change Healthcare Jones worked as an industry expert supporting radiology and cardiology focused efforts. Jones has proven her dedication and longevity with nearly 30 years of healthcare experience. In her role, Mindy leads a team of Cardiology, Workflow & Infrastructure and Radiology Solution Consultants and is a strong clinical voice for product development.

Eileen Kaplan Eileen Kaplan, RN, MSN is a Cardiology Solution Consultant for Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. Previously she was a Cardiac Cath Lab manager and Director of Cardiology. She has more than 30 years of experience in cardiology.
Allan-Noordvyk (2) Allan Noordvyk is executive director of research for Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. He is an alumnus of the University of Victoria currently living near Vancouver, BC, and has spent the past twenty years conceiving, designing and constructing medical imaging software, from individual specialty workstations to nation-spanning networks.
Ran Rumianek Ran Rumianek is the executive director of workflow solutions for Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions.
DavidTalton David Talton is an imaging solutions sale executive in the Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions global sales organization. He has been involved in healthcare devices and IT for nearly 30 years including 3D imaging and advanced visualization, CT Angiography, Radiation Therapy Planning and CT Simulation, PACS, RIS, Voice Recognition and Radiology Reporting, and quality and workflow management in healthcare. Talton holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nicole Wichlei Nicole Wichlei is a senior clinical consultant with Change Healthcare Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. She has more than 20 years in healthcare IT with a solid base of experience, ranging from system implementation, HL7, IHE, product development, support and operations across both RIS and PACS Platforms (and other systems as well).



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