By Light Hires Former VA Exec Steve Kastin as Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare IT Strategist

By Light Professional IT ServicesSteve Kastin, formerly chief healthcare information technology strategist for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ national office of information and technology, has joined Clarendon, Virginia-based contractor By Light Professional IT Services as chief medical officer and healthcare IT strategist.

He will apply his background in healthcare informatics and healthcare IT to his new role at By Light, the company said Tuesday.

“Dr. Kastin’s role will be to provide By Light with keen insight into clinical IT needs and processes from a healthcare provider’s perspective, ” said Lucy Donahue, By Light senior vice president for federal healthcare.

Kastin previously held other leadership roles at VA such as director of diagnostic services at the Bronx Medical Center, chief health informatics officer and chief information officer for the New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network,  chair of the radiology informatics committee and member of the informatics and data management committee.

By Light Professional IT Services is a service-disabled veteran-owned business that provides network design and implementation, systems engineering, project management and software development services.

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