Linda Harty has been named senior vice president and treasurer of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio), effective Jan. 24. Harty, since 2003, has been senior vice president and CFO of RTM Restaurant Group. Cardinal Health manufactures products for patient care; develops drug-delivery technologies; distributes pharmaceuticals, medical-surgical and laboratory supplies; and offers consulting and other services that improve quality and efficiency in healthcare.

Deborah Rucker has joined Data Capture International (Marietta, Georgia) as vice president, business development. Rucker's most recent pharmaceutical experience was with MDS Pharma Services, where she served as vice president, business development. Data Capture International is an emerging application service provider that offers electronic data capture software solutions and services to pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations that perform Phase I trials.

• Dentsply International (York, Pennsylvania), which develops a range of products for the dental market, appointed Bret Wise as executive vice president and William Jellison as senior vice president and CFO. Wise joined Dentsply in November 2002 as senior vice president and CFO. Jellison joined Dentsply in April 1998 as senior vice president and CFO.

Ronald Waldorf, co-founder and chairman of Eye Dynamics (Torrance, California), will return and serve as CEO of the company. Charles Phillips, president for the past 12 years, is reducing his everyday involvement with the company as a move toward retirement. Waldorf, who is leaving a senior management position at a nonprofit research corporation associated with one of the largest Veterans Affairs medical centers in the U.S., will complete the transition within the first quarter of the year. Eye Dynamics markets proprietary products and other services for the institutional, medical and government markets, and is a leader in the video ENG medical product market.

Carley Bilbrey III has been named to head new product development at Phase 2 Consulting (Salt Lake City), focusing on healthcare organization restructuring, hospital/physician collaborations and care management processes. Bilbrey most recently was president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Phase 2 Consulting, a division of RehabCare, provides program management services in conjunction with more than 800 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Michael Hoover will retire as CEO of ProxyMed (Atlanta) on Jan. 31. The company has named its board chairman, Kevin McNamara, interim CEO and has retained an executive search firm to evaluate internal and external candidates to replace Hoover. Hoover, who has been with the company as CEO for the last four years, said the time has come for a leadership transition that will allow him to spend more time focused on his family and personal business interests. ProxyMed provides connectivity, medical cost containment services, business process outsourcing solutions and related value-added products to physicians, payers, pharmacies, medical laboratories, and other healthcare providers and suppliers.

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