by Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | July 27, 2010
Shared Health named former health technology consultant Justin L. Neece as its new chief operating officer, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based health IT company announced Monday.
The 20-year veteran of health care, retail and automotive industries will oversee all sales and marketing, finance, client services, security, legal and risk management, the company said.
According to Neece's LinkedIn profile, he joined Shared Health in May.
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"As we position Shared Health for future growth in an era of health care reform, we are eager to leverage Justin's expertise to enhance our place at the forefront of the HIT industry," Shared's CEO Jana Skewes said in a statement.
Neece comes to six-year-old Shared Health from his role as a partner of The Viability Company, a health care consultancy that served Aetna, Ascension, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee, Cigna, Humana, Children's Mercy Hospital and Shared Health.
Before joining Viability, Neece held executive positions at Dollar General Corp and Manchester Tank and Equipment Company, and served as business manager at Tyco Healthcare.
Neece, who sits on the board of the Tennessee chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, also served as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University's College of Business.