By staff writers

February 8, 2018 -- Former GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt has joined healthcare IT firm AthenaHealth as chairman, effective February 7.

Immelt was chairman and CEO of GE from 2001 to 2017. Prior to that, he ran GE Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare) from 1997 to 2001.

In addition to serving as chairman at AthenaHealth, Immelt will invest financially in the company and plans to purchase approximately $1 million of its common stock in the open market, according to the vendor. The company's board now has 11 members, including nine independent directors.

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