Physician and digital-imaging pioneer Jonathan Elion has been named chief medical officer for the healthcare business group of Belgium-based Agfa-Gevaert. Elion, a cardiologist, was a co-founder in 1994 and chief medical officer of Heartlab in Westerly, R.I., which pioneered the use of digital imaging as a replacement for film in X-rays and other medical images. In the newly created position at Agfa-Gevaert, Elion will "provide clinical insight and strategic direction" for the company's medical division, according to a news statement by the company, which acquired Heartlab in June 2005. Elion has represented the American College of Cardiology as a member of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standards committee and was named co-chairman of the cardiology technology committee of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, a collaboration of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the Radiological Society of North America.
Elion named CMO for Agfa healthcare group
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