Roundup of recent digital health hires: American Well, RedBrick Health, Best Doctors

By Aditi Pai
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American Well, a telemedicine company, has hired Dr. Peter Antall as its chief medical officer. Antall previously helped to found a telehealth medical network, called The Online Care Group, which launched in 2012. He will remain the president of this group while serving as CMO for American Well. In a statement, American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg explained that a number of health plans and health systems that use American Well's offering want the company to provide them with telehealth direction and vision, instead of just offering the software and implementation services. Schoenberg said this is where Antall will help American Well in his role as CMO.

TouchCare, which also offers telemedicine services, added two new members to its board of directors: former US Senator Joseph Robert “Bob” Kerrey and Brad Wilson, who is the president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

RedBrick Health, which offers an employee wellness and engagement platform, has hired two more people: Patrick Midden as vice president of compliance and Dr. Andrew Mellin as vice president and medical director. Midden will oversee RedBrick's compliance programs, while Mellin will support the company's health system clients. Before joining RedBrick, Midden worked at Batison Consulting and Mellin worked at McKesson.

Best Doctors, which connects patients to doctors that can help review their diagnosis and treatment plan, has hired Peter McClennen as the company's new CEO. Before joining Best Doctors, McClennen served as president of population health management at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. McClennen also held positions at FujiFilm Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, and AMICAS.

Sharecare has appointed Nupura Kolwalkar as SVP of integration strategy. Previously, Kolwalkar worked as CTO of HealthPort. Sharecare Chief Operating Officer Russ Johannesson said in a statement that Kolwalkar's past experiences will make her a good fit to unify the company's products and services for Sharecare's consumers and clients.

Zipongo, which offers a digital nutrition program, tapped Dale Rayman as the company's vice president of analytics and chief actuary. Before joining Zipongo, Rayman led the actuarial and financial team for OneExchange Active, which is Towers Watson's private health insurance exchange for employee groups.