digital health hires

By Dave Muoio June 5, 2018
Adam Darkins has joined AristaMD and will take on the role of chief strategy officer, according to a statement from the health enterprise software company. Darkins previously spent over a decade at the VA and spearheaded the launch of its telehealth platform. “The need for innovative solutions to solve our country’s worsening healthcare access problem has never been greater,” Brooke LeVasseur,...
By Dave Muoio May 17, 2018
Anne Wellington has been appointed as the new managing director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a 90-day, health-tech-focused program that offers mentoring and financial support to its participants. Wellington had previously served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the accelerator’s third class, and held the chief product officer position at healthcare analytics company Stanson Health. "As more...
By Dave Muoio May 11, 2018
Peerfit, a digital platform for fitness benefits, announced recently the appointment of Jason Parry as the company’s chief strategy officer. Parry has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, consultant, and executive, and most recently held a role at GuideWell/Florida Blue.  “I’ve worked with companies to develop customer-focused strategies to grow and thrive throughout...
By Dave Muoio April 30, 2018
Two UnitedHealth Group senior executives have accepted leadership roles at Talkspace, the online therapy company announced in a recent statement. Dr. Neal Leibowitz, formerly a senior behavioral health medical director at UnitedHealth Group, will become Talkspace’s first chief medical officer, while Deb Adler, a senior vice president at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, will serve as senior VP of...
By Dave Muoio April 10, 2018
Digital diabetes management company Glooko announced today that Russ Johannesson will succeed Rick Altinger as the company’s new CEO. Johannesson previously served as COO of Sharecare, and as chief client officer of OptumHealth. Altinger will stay on as Glooko’s EVP of corporate development. “Digital health solutions have a proven impact for people with chronic diseases like diabetes, and Glooko...
By Dave Muoio March 15, 2018
Fitbit’s latest board member is Matthew Bromberg, COO of mobile and social media videogame company Zynga and former executive at games publisher Electronic Arts. Fitbit will be leveraging Bromberg’s entertainment background as it looks to increase consumer engagement across its devices, according to the company. “At Fitbit, we are focused on encouraging lasting behavior change that can lead to...
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...

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