Keith Salzman Joins IBM’s Federal Arm as Chief Medical Information Officer

Keith Salzman
Keith Salzman

Keith Salzman, formerly chief medical information officer at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has joined IBM (NYSE: IBM) in the same role for the company’s U.S. federal business unit.

Salzman heads to IBM as the company kicks off a series of investments in its U.S. federal healthcare practice to further development in big data and cognitive computing technologies, IBM said Thursday.

(Click over to ExecutiveBiz for more details on IBM’s federal healthcare expansion efforts).

He joined CACI in March 2011 after a 22-year career in the U.S. Army that included service as CIMO at Washington state-based Madigan Army Medical Center, where he started an informatics division for the Military Health System.

Salzman’s other roles in the Army have included roles such as:

  • interim deputy commander for clinical services in Kosovo and Heidelberg, Germany
  • deputy commander for outlying clinics in Heidelberg
  • first surgeon for the Initial/Interim Brigade Combat team
  • team leader and professional filler surgeon at Tripler Army Medical Center
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