Industry Moves: UCLA Wireless Health Institute; TelaDoc

By Brian Dolan
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UCLA Wireless Health InstituteThe University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has appointed Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as the new executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, which is not to be confused with the recently established West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California. Soon-Shiong's appointment is effective immediately.

Soon-Shiong is the founder and chairman of Abraxis BioScience and executive chairman and CEO of Abraxis Health. He will also serve as a visiting professor of bioengineering and of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. 

UCLA's Wireless Health Institute (WHI) launched in 2008, as a community of UCLA experts from various disciplines: including engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacology and public health. The WHI aims to improve "the timeliness and reach of health care through the development and application of wireless, network-enabled technologies integrated with current and next-generation medical enterprise computing." Article

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TelaDocTelaDoc Medical Services has tapped Kevin Williamson to be the company's chief marketing officer. Williamson formerly served as  staff vice president of Clinical Innovation and Strategy-Health Management at WellPoint. TelaDoc created the position of chief marketing officer for Williamson.

Williamson's experience at WellPoint will come in handy as TelaDoc grows, the company said: At WellPoint, Williamson "led a national marketing team to devise and execute enterprise marketing and account retention strategies for a 25,000-employer network with over 17 million members." Press Release