The Premier (Charlotte, North Carolina) healthcare alliance reported that Carolyn Scott, RN, has joined Premier as VP of performance improvement and quality and will oversee QUEST, a nationwide hospital quality and cost improvement collaborative. Scott previously was director of healthcare advisory services at KPMG. Premier is a comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a healthcare purchasing network.

Patrick Soon-Shiong was named executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute (Los Angeles). Soon-Shiong is founder and chairman of Abraxis BioScience and executive chairman/CEO of Abraxis Health. The Wireless Health Institute is a community of UCLA experts and innovators from a variety disciplines 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.