BARRINGTON, IL., March 9, 2016 — GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) today announced the appointment of Charles Koontz as president and CEO of GE Healthcare IT and GE Healthcare Chief Digital Officer, effective March 14. Koontz succeeds Jan De Witte, who is leaving GE.
Koontz joins GE from Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) and CSRA, where he was Executive Vice President of the Federal Civilian Agencies Group. As VP and General Manager of the Healthcare group at CSC, Charles focused on transitioning healthcare clients to next generation IT, mobile and cloud technology, and applying real-time analytics to measure clinical and performance outcomes.
Prior to this, Charles led the health practice at Booz Hamilton, where he built a health analytics business working with Fortune 500 healthcare companies and government organizations. His 30-year tenure in technology innovation also includes leadership roles with SAIC, Capgemini and Ernst & Young. He holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from The Ohio State University.
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