Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 19, 2013, − ClearDATA, the leading provider of secure, compliant health cloud computing, is pleased to announce the appointment of a veteran to a senior leadership position to help drive innovation and growth. Scott Whyte will serve as Senior Vice President for Growth and Innovation, bringing over 25 years of health and IT experience to extend ClearDATA’s mission of delivering secure, agile, cost effective cloud services to health care.

“I am thrilled to be working with this incredible team at ClearDATA to help deliver proven cloud solutions for healthcare executives as they face clinical, cost, service and competitive challenges.”

Whyte was most recently a leading IT Vice President of Dignity Health reporting to the CIO, where he helped the 5th largest provider in the nation pioneer the introduction and widespread adoption of Health Information Exchange, IT solutions for Accountable Care and application of technology to improve health outcomes, reduce cost and improve Dignity Health’s position in the communities they served.

Prior to joining Dignity Health, Mr. Whyte was Vice President and CIO at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the top ten ranked pediatric hospitals in the nation. Previously he spent over 17 years helping build the healthcare practices at Ernst & Young, Siemens Healthcare and Capgemini serving hospitals, health insurers and life sciences companies. This included building a health consulting practice of over 70 professionals.

Mr. Whyte has spoken nationally on topics including accountable care, health information exchanges, portals and genomics. He has also spoken at the ONC Annual Conference, testified before the ONC HIT Policy Committee and the ONC Privacy & Security Tiger Team.

In his new role at ClearDATA, Whyte will define and lead initiatives that will accelerate ClearDATA’s already rapid growth. He will be based in the company’s headquarters in Tempe, Arizona.

“Scott has led the kind of healthcare innovation that has helped organizations thrive under rapidly evolving healthcare models,” said Darin Brannan, ClearDATA CEO, states, “We eagerly anticipate the contributions he’ll make at ClearDATA, increasing our ability to provide clients with a clear path to secure, reliable platforms for health IT innovation.”