By Light Professional IT Services, Inc. has appointed Dr. Steve Kastin as its chief medical officer and health care IT strategist.
A nuclear medicine physician by training, Kastin most previously worked at the Veterans Affairs Department, including as director of diagnostic services at the Bronx VA Medical Center; chief health informatics officer and chief information officer for the VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network; and chief health care IT strategist for VA’s national Office of Information and Technology.
Kastin served as chair of VA’s Radiology Informatics Committee for many years, along with several other national committees. He has also lectured on topics including medical applications of real-time location systems and the use of big data, predictive analytics and the need for effective information security.
“Dr. Kastin’s role will be to provide By Light with keen insight into clinical IT needs and processes from a health care provider’s perspective,” said Lucy Donahue, By Light senior vice president for federal health care. “Our enhanced comprehension of health care provider needs will assist us in the delivery of IT solutions that best fit their workflows, enhancing adoption and effective use. Dr. Kastin will also provide By Light with the strategic foresight of where the medical field is headed, and how best to support emerging needs with information technology. We feel extremely lucky to have someone of Dr. Kastin’s caliber on board.”
Kastin commented: “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to work with By Light, continuing to improve the state of health care IT and informatics in the federal government, the United States, and, indeed, the world. This has been my passion for over 20 years, and By Light brings together the combination of resources and talent to further this critical goal. Our nation’s veterans deserve nothing less.”