NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearst Business Media, a unit of Hearst Corporation, announced today that it has named Dr. Charles Tuchinda chief innovation officer, healthcare. Tuchinda will also serve as vice president, innovation for the Group's Zynx Health and First DataBank subsidiaries.
In his role, Tuchinda will lead innovation strategies for new products and will oversee market research and competitive intelligence initiatives for Hearst Business Media's healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical businesses. He will be based in two offices: Los Angeles with Zynx Health and South San Francisco with First DataBank.
Commenting on the appointment, Richard P. Malloch, president, Hearst Business Media, said: "Hearst Business Media has an impressive track record of advancing technological innovation in the health care industry. Chuck's skill set and experience are sure to be invaluable assets as we continue to grow our company by seeding innovations that will resonate with businesses for years to come."
Prior to joining Hearst, Tuchinda worked at Eclipsys Corporation since 2006, most recently serving as vice president of business development, leading acquisitions, forging key partnerships, and developing the product roadmap.
Prior to Eclipsys, Tuchinda was a founding partner of PagerBox/Zydecom, Inc., a company that launched a Web-based, wired-to-wireless messaging gateway for hospital-wide communication. He was founder and general manager of Tuchinda Industries, LLC, a software development company that was responsible for a new radiology information system, an online medical education system, and a meta-analysis research tool. Additionally, Tuchinda served as co-investigator in the clinical research arm of Cardiac Auscultatory Recording Database, from 1997-2004, where he invented an innovative database delivering heartsound recordings online from patients. Tuchinda's experience also includes positions as an associate at Flagship Ventures, where he specialized in early stage investments in health information technology, and an associate at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in the business development, in-licensing group.
Tuchinda holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, board certification in internal medicine, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a bachelor's from Harvard University.
About Hearst Business Media and Hearst Corporation
Hearst Business Media, a division of Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases and publications. The group has holdings in the automotive, electronic, medical/pharmaceutical and finance industries.
Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 38 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; nearly 200 magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; as well as business publishing, including a minority joint venture interest in Fitch Ratings; Internet businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.
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