Industry hires: LiveStrong, eCardio, Voalte

By Brian Dolan
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Dr. Leslie SaxonWireless health luminary joins LiveStrong: LiveStrong.com, Lance Armstrong's site, a destination for health, fitness and lifestyle-related information, has tapped Dr. Leslie Anne Saxon, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar, and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, as its new chief medical advisor.  Dr. Saxon will also host and produce a new series for LiveStrong called “Health Matters." The five minute program will run twice a month and include interviews with health thoughtleaders and suggest action plans, guidelines and health tools that promote healthy living.

Dr. Saxon has long been a proponent of wireless health as she heads up the Body Computing conference each year. Last year her team created and demonstrated two prototype iPhone apps at the event: One was for Boston Scientific's Latitude application and enabled the remote monitoring of implantable devices. The other app was a game designed to work with Corventis' wireless, adhesive heart monitoring patch. More on Dr. Saxon's role at LiveStrong here.

eCardio hires new VP of Business Development: eCardio, a wireless health company that provides devices and services to help diagnose, monitor and manage cardiac arrhythmias in ambulatory settings, announced today the appointment of a new Jim Tassone as the company's  Vice President of Business Development. In his new role Tassone will develop and manage eCardio’s strategic partnerships and establish initiatives for defining eCardio’s products and services. He will also track emerging market trends and provide guidance on future market conditions. More

Voalte adds seven to its team: Voalte, which provides point-of-care, smartphone-based communications software to healthcare institutions is growing rapidly. This week it announced seven new employees in engineering, sales, account management and other capacities. Here's the rundown: Mark Burke is the company's new South Central regional account manager. Sara Akroyd is Voalté’s first care specialist. Steve Sturniolo was appointed as the Southeast regional account manager. Scott Newman is joining the Voalté team as a software developer. Taylor Anderson joins Voalté as the Voalté One product manager. Nick Szenberg will serve as a sales analyst for Voalte. Jeff Palmer, a former system administrator, joins the company as a field service engineer. For more head over to Voalte's site here.