NU Online News Service, April 10, 3:25 p.m. – Healthaxis Inc., Dallas, a company that develops Web software for health insurers, brokers and plan administrators, has hired John Smith to be executive vice president of operations and market development.

Smith will report to James McLane, the company’s president.

Previously, Smith was a business and technology consultant at DiamondCluster International Inc., Chicago.

Smith has a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Temple University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard. He is an active member of the Turn-Around Management Association, Chicago.