SCAN Health Plan, Long Beach, Calif., named Roy Swackhamer to the newly created position of chief information officer, effective immediately. Most recently, Swackhamer was vice president and chief information officer of Con-way, a provider of global supply chain management services, and its Menlo Worldwide unit.He also served as CIO for PacifiCorp Electric Operations, vice president of business systems development for U.S. BanCorp and information technology director for Nike. "Roy's depth of knowledge in how to maximize the potential of information technology for the benefit of both our members and our company will be a huge asset for SCAN," SCAN CEO David Schmidt said in a news release. Founded in 1977, SCAN is a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan serving 95,000 seniors in Southern California. The company is one of only a handful of social HMOs, which offer a combination of medical benefits and in-home personal-care services designed to help seniors remain independent and avoid having to live in nursing homes. -- By Laura B. Benko / HITS staff writer
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