Revenue cycle management and claims clearinghouse vendor Emdeon Inc. has named industry veteran Neil E. de Crescenzo as president and CEO.

He succeeds George Lazenby, who served for 17 years at Nashville-based Emdeon and has been CEO since 2007. Lazenby now will be a senior advisor at Blackstone Capital Partners, the majority stockholder of Emdeon, and his duties will include advising Emdeon’s board and management.

Mr. de Crescenzo comes from Oracle Corp. where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Global Health Sciences unit. He previously served as a senior executive at IBM Corp.’s health care business consulting division, and earlier held management positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Lahey Clinic and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.


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