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Agilex Technologies Hires Former HHS CIO Melissa Chapman to Lead Health Technology Programs

Company's Public Health Projects include Support for the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) October 13, 2009 -- Agilex Technologies, Inc., an enterprise application, solution and advisory firm serving the national security, healthcare and public sectors, today announced the appointment of Melissa Chapman to the newly-created position of Vice President for Health Solutions. Chapman previously served as the CIO for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and as the acting CIO for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Within Agilex, she will lead the company's health technology programs and manage its strategic and growing relationship with HHS.

"On the basis of our innovative solutions for our military, veterans and civilian health customers, Agilex has established itself as a rapidly emerging leader in health information technology," said Larry Albert, president of the Healthcare Sector business at Agilex Technologies. "The addition of Melissa to our team exemplifies our commitment to providing clients with the insight, counsel and experience of recognized thought leaders. Under her guidance, we expect to further expand the industry-leading capabilities that we offer the healthcare sector."

In her new role, Chapman will oversee the company's programs within HHS and will serve as a senior advisor to the department's leadership. In addition, she will provide leadership in terms of Agilex' public health strategy and industry presence. She will also offer counsel to clients of the company's in-house CIO consultancy, Agilex Advisory Services, which is led by Bob Otto, the former CIO/CTO of the United States Postal Service.

"Healthcare is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation transformation. In order to make this transition, sector leaders need partners that are agile, experienced and accountable," said Chapman. "I'm delighted to take on a leadership role within Agilex at this critical juncture as we share a passion for using technology to measurably improve health outcomes. Our commitment to innovation, deep technical expertise and client-first mindset positions us well to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare community."

During her service with HHS, Chapman led the establishment of the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) as part of the President's Management Agenda. FHA is used to guide the federal government's participation in key healthcare initiatives, such as the Nationwide Health Information Network. She was also recognized for leading the department's information technology consolidation efforts and for harmonizing its approaches to IT security and FISMA compliance.

At the FDA, Chapmen led the development of enterprise systems for improving drug safety and implemented a number of shared services programs. She also partnered with industry to develop a new e-commerce infrastructure to streamline the review of new drugs and biologics.

Chapman joins Agilex from General Dynamics Information Technology, where she led the company's health information technology initiatives as a vice president within the company's Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions division. Previously, she served as a senior vice president and director for the Health Solutions sector at Apptis Corporation. As a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton, she led health information technology programs within the federal government and life sciences sectors.

Agilex serves healthcare providers, payers and suppliers in the public and private sector. Core competencies including health IT consulting, architectural planning, software development and system integration. Federal clients include the Department of Defense's Military Health System, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Veterans Health Administration. The company provides solutions for health information exchange, electronic medical records, public health monitoring, benefits administration and clinical decision support systems.

About Agilex Technologies, Inc.:
Agilex is an employee-owned enterprise application, solution, and advisory firm. Our noteworthy business and technology professionals offer innovative thinking on leveraging advanced technologies. We make it possible for our clients to optimize systems and exploit data to realize the value of information. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Agilex has delivered significant results for an impressive list of clients throughout federal, state and local government, and within global 2000 corporations.

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