Former ONC Chief Kolodner Named CMO At Telehealth Company ViTel Net

Joseph Conn | | May 6, 2013

Veteran physician informaticist Dr. Robert Kolodner, the former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, has been named VP and chief medical officer at ViTel Net, McLean, Va., a provider of telehealth software and services, the company has announced.

“Rob Kolodner brings a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge to ViTel Net,” said Allen Izadpanah, president and CEO, in a news release. “His appointment ensures we continue to anticipate our customers' future needs as well as the needs of other innovative healthcare providers.”

Kolodner led the ONC as interim director in 2006 and then as director from 2007 to April 2009. He was named to Modern Healthcare's and Modern Physician's list of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare from 2005 through April 2008. [...]