One of the nation’s larger healthcare vendors has named a new CEO for its IT division.

Charles Koontz has been appointed president and CEO of GE Healthcare IT and GE Healthcare’s Chief Digital Officer, effective March 14. Koontz succeeds Jan De Witte, who is leaving GE.

Charles Koontz
Charles Koontz

Koontz joins GE from Computer Sciences Corp. and CSRA, where he was executive vice president of the Federal Civilian Agencies Group. As vice president 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.

Before those roles in industry, Koontz 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.

GE Healthcare posted profits of $938 million on sales of $4.97 billion during the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2015, while full-year profits were $2.88 billion for the healthcare business on sales of $17.64 billion, representing declines of -5.4% and -3.6%, respectively, compared with 2014.

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