digital health hires

By Dave Muoio February 19, 2018
Ann Mond Johnson will be taking over as CEO of the the American Telemedicine Association in early March, according to a statement released last week. She previously served as the CEO of Zest Health, served as board chair and advisor to ConnectedHealth, and has a history of entrepreneurship. The CEO position’s previous occupant, Jonathan Linkous, stepped down last year after 24 years at the...
By Dave Muoio February 7, 2018
Stephen Friend, a key driver of Apple’s recent healthcare efforts, appears to have quietly left the company in November 2017, according to a LinkedIn profile in which he refers to himself as “an independent entrepreneur.” Friend had been at the company for less than two years, and according to Apple Insider was providing security, privacy, and consent expertise to the company’s various healthcare...
By Dave Muoio January 24, 2018
The US Senate today confirmed Alex Azar as the next secretary of Health and Human Services. Formerly the Deputy Secretary of HHS under President George Bush, he has spent the past half of a decade as the president of Eli Lilly and Company’s US division. He replaces Dr. Tom Price, who resigned in September amidst federal inquiries involving government-funded private charter flights. … Grand Rounds...
By Dave Muoio December 14, 2017
Vida Health, which makes a digital therapeutic platform for employees with chronic physical and behavioral health problems, has announced two new hires. The first, Stephanie Peng, will come on board as the company’s new chief financial officer. Previously a member of Livongo’s team, the company said that her experience with digital health will help with ongoing expansion efforts. “Vida is on the...
By Dave Muoio November 27, 2017
EarlySense, a maker of continuous remote monitoring devices, has announced Karissa Price-Rico as its new chief operating officer. This will be a new position intended to support the company’s growth within the hospital, post-acute, and consumer health markets, with Price-Rico overseeing operations across all of the company’s divisions. "On the heels of our recent accelerated market traction, we...
By Heather Mack June 21, 2017
Headspace, maker of the eponymous meditation and mental well-being app, has hired Ross Hoffman as the company’s chief business officer. Hoffman joins Headspace after six years at Twitter, where he most recently held the post of SVP of global partnerships. The appointment comes at a time of change for Headspace, which recently laid off 13 staff positions in the marketing department but also...
By Bernie Monegain June 13, 2017
Apple has hired Sumbul Desai, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford. Desai is also vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chief digital officer at Stanford Center for Digital Health. Desai will serve in a senior role at Apple in what appears to be a growing healthcare team, CNBC reported on June 8, adding she would continue to see patients at Stanford. Apple executives...
By Jonah Comstock March 28, 2017
Integrity Applications, which is currently developing noninvasive glucometer GlucoTrak, has announced a major leadership shakeup. Cofounder and previous CEO Avner Gal has stepped down. In his place, serving as CEO and Chairman, will be John Graham, an 18-year veteran of pharmaceutical company Aventis. Additionally, Angela Strand, a previous Proteus Digital Health VP, will serve as vice chair. "...
By Heather Mack March 7, 2017
Telemedicine provider Teladoc has appointed Kenneth H. Paulus to its board of directors, where he will serve on two committees: Nominating & Corporate Governance and Quality & Safety. Paulus has held leadership positions at a number of large health organizations and served as CEO for borth Allina Health and Atrius Health System. He also worked as the chief operating officer at Partners...
By Jonah Comstock February 7, 2017
Ashdod, Israel-based Integrity Applications, makers of noninvasive glucose monitor GlucoTrak, has hired a new chief financial officer, Sami Sassoun. A veteran CFO, Sassoun most recently worked at Bedrock Enterprises, a boutique consulting firm he founded. "We are very pleased to welcome Sami as our chief financial officer and member of the executive team," Avner Gal, chief executive officer of...