Popowycz to Lead Information Technology Initiatives for Central Florida’s Only Fully Integrated Delivery Network
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (June 24, 2015) – Alex Popowycz has joined Health First as the new Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer where he is responsible for providing technology vision and leadership in the Information Technology Department. Popowycz is an established leader in information technology with expertise in Internet security, identity management, privacy and emerging technology, as well as a strong business and technical skills background.
Before joining Health First, Popowycz served as the Vice President, Enterprise Information Security for Fidelity Investments. During his 20-year career with Fidelity Investments, he was responsible for security architecture, information security governance, risk communication and training programs. He designed and delivered solutions including cloud computing, mobile technologies and social media. He also led cross-industry initiatives in information technology and cyber security.
Alex began his career as an Air Force officer, leading several national intelligence and information technology initiatives. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Bentley University in Massachusetts.
About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated delivery network (IDN) and employs more than 8,000 associates. The integrator of its IDN is Health First Health Plans offering a wide variety of health insurance options across Central Florida. In addition it operates four hospitals (Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital and Health First’s Viera Hospital) and is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First also offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including Health First Aging Services, four Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers and Home and Hospice care. Visit www.health-first.org for more information.