Northrop appoints Taylor as VP of health IT sector

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Northrop Grumman has appointed George Peach Taylor Jr., MD, vice president for the IT sector's health and human services division.

In the role, Taylor will oversee Northrop’s overall health business, which provides enterprise-wide health applications, interoperable architecture and systems integration and engineering to health organizations, the McLean, Va.-based company.

The company said that Taylor joins them from the Washington Federal Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a senior managing director following his 2006 retirement as a lieutenant general and surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force.

Northrop is a provider of health IT services and solutions, spanning components of the health industry, including clinical systems, life sciences, public health, healthcare financing and benefits management.