Teladoc changes CMOs and more digital health hires and departures

By Jonah Comstock
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Updated with new information and a statement from Teladoc.

Dr. Lewis Levy, the Chief Medical Officer at recent Teladoc acquisition Best Doctors, has stepped into the Teladoc CMO role. Former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Henry DePhillips has left the company to become SVP and Chief Medical Officer at Cedar Gate Technologies, which makes healthcare performance analytics tools for value-based care. DePhillips started at Teladoc in 2013. Politico Morning eHealth first spotted the move on LinkedIn.

“Lew is a tremendous asset for Teladoc as we create a new paradigm for the virtual delivery of care, globally," CEO Jason Goravic said in an email to MobiHealthNews. "His distinguished medical career, international leadership, and proven track record in establishing clinical quality initiatives for the Best Doctors organization led to his appointment as our CMO. Henry has been an outstanding member of our executive team, a great evangelist of telehealth and Teladoc, and will surely serve Cedar Gate Technologies well.”

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Outcome Health, a well-funded digital health startup that makes waiting room screens and tablets for patient education and pharmaceutical marketing, has hired a new General Counsel. Seth Darmstadter, who most recently co-founded the Chicago office of Michelman & Robinson, will oversee legal, ethics, corporate policy, and regulatory affairs at the company. 

"Seth is an industry thought leader who sets himself apart through his integrity, entrepreneurial passion, and commitment to scaling practices," Outcome Health CEO Rishi Shah said in a statement. "With his extensive experience advising CEOs, management teams, and organizations with a solutions-based approach to law and commerce, we are honored to have Seth join Outcome Health as General Counsel to partner together for the long term."

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CloudMine, a healthcare technology company that makes a connected, cloud-based platform to access, store, analyze and export data, has hired two new vice presidents. Vince Varallo has joined CloudMine as vice president of technology engineering and Jeff Gardosh will serve as vice president of security and assurance. Varallo has previously led development teams at Cadient, Navport, Viewpoint, and ICON Clinical Research. Gardosh is the former chief information systems officer for the City of Philadelphia.

“These are exciting times for the CloudMine team,” Steve Wray, CEO of CloudMine, said in a statement. “We are experiencing a significant elevation in engagement with a diverse set of healthcare stakeholders who, like us, are convinced that connected healthcare is better healthcare. We’ve aligned our organizational structure, skillsets, and functional teams to ensure that we are prepared for enterprise-level scale in response to expanding customer needs.”

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UK digital appointment booking company Zesty has added Andy Williams, former CEO of NHS Digital, as a board advisor. Williams ran the digital operations for the National Health Service from January 2014 until this past March.

“Andy’s extensive experience gained within the public and private European healthcare sectors made him a natural choice for us and this role," Zesty CEO ​James Balmain said. "His vast knowledge of the UK healthcare market, impressive network of NHS contacts, and operational experience will certainly add value to our board. We are very excited and honoured Andy has agreed to help us with our mission to improve access to healthcare with digital patient facing services.”