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Joe Walsh has been named ex­ec­u­tive VP of op­er­a­tions at Pen­si­amo, the new UPMC-IBM Corp. ven­ture formed in July that will help hos­pi­tals man­age sup­ply-chain op­er­a­tions with as­sis­tance from the IBM Wat­son cog­ni­tive com­put­ing sys­tem. He will start Nov. 7.

Walsh, 42, VP and chief pur­chas­ing of­fi­cer at Salt Lake City-based In­ter­moun­tain Health­care, has been with the sys­tem, a leader in sup­ply chain man­age­ment, since 2008.

Pen­si­amo is ma­jor­ity-owned by UPMC, with IBM own­ing about 10%. The ven­ture marks Wat­son Health’s first foray into the health­care sup­ply chain, and it’s the first time that Wat­son will con­nect clin­i­cal and op­er­a­tional in­sights.

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