Former Per-Se boss to head Eclipsys

Philip M. Pead has been named president and CEO of health IT vendor Eclipsys, replacing the departing R. Andrew Eckert, according to a company press release.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Pead was chairman, president and CEO of Per-Se Technologies until that company was taken over by McKesson in 2007. He’s also been a director of Eclipsys.

Eugene V. Fife remains as chairman of Eclipsys.

According to the company, Eckert is leaving for family reasons. “Eclipsys needs a leader committed to operate from Atlanta and usher the Company through the next phases of its development. Given my family ties to Silicon Valley, it was not realistic for me to continue in my role as CEO. I am pleased that Eclipsys is in the hands of an experienced executive who will help the company continue to achieve its business objectives,” Eckert said in a company statement.