Robert Scarbrough was named director of IT operations for Axolotl (San Jose, California). Previously, Scarbrough was VP of information technology at Swope Community Enterprise Services. Axolotl provides health information exchange solutions and services.

Kevin Williamson was named chief marketing officer of TelaDoc Medical Services (Dallas). Williamson previously was staff VP of clinical innovation and strategy–Health Management Corp. at WellPoint. TelaDoc Medical Services is a telehealth service provider.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, founder/chairman of Abraxis BioScience and executive chairman/CEO of Abraxis Health, has been appointed executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute (Los Angeles), effective immediately. He also has accepted a position as a visiting professor of bioengineering and of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at UCLA. The Wireless Health Institute (WHI), established in 2008, is a community of UCLA experts and innovators from a variety disciplines including engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacology and public health – dedicated to improving the timeliness and reach of health care through the development and application of wireless, network-enabled technologies integrated with current and next-generation medical enterprise computing. The WHI has created partnerships with industry to bridge the gap between available wireless information technologies and their translation into successful, widely adopted products and services. The WHI was developed at UCLA by co-directors Dr. Denise Aberle, professor and vice-chair of radiological sciences; Dr. Lillian Gelberg, professor of family medicine and a health services researcher; William Kaiser, professor of electrical engineering; and Majid Sarrafzadeh, professor of computer science. The institute is leading the development of cutting-edge wireless solutions, including personal communication and monitoring devices, wireless wearable sensors, and a variety of other innovative technologies, for a wide array of health care-related applications.