Digital entrepreneur and former Health 2.0 staffer Jean Luc Neptune announced on Twitter that he'd be leaving his position as Accelerator Director at Blueprint Health at the end of the month. He said, however, he'd remain a partner in Blueprint Health LLC and its investment fund.
This one is, admittedly, a stretch for a list of "recent" digital health departures, but important: At the end of April Walter De Brouwer announced in a post on Scanadu's site that he was stepping down as CEO of the tricorder company he founded. "Now, it’s time to scale our operations rapidly and begin the next chapter of Scanadu. Two years ago, I recruited Jaime Tenedorio to Scanadu. Jaime has a long track record of driving the successful commercialization of products in the medical device and wireless healthcare sectors. He has served as COO, CTO and SVP at several start-ups overseeing rapid growth. He also spent years at Samsung and Flextronics driving technology and scaling operations of high volume consumer products and was VP of Engineering at the iconic global design and innovation firm frog design." Walter will remain on the company's board.
As part of its funding anouncement this week, Talkspace announced a new hire, Dr. Linda Sacco, who will join as Vice President of Behavioral Health Service. Dr. Saccor comes to Talkspace after a six-month stint at New York nonprofit provider Brightpoint Health. Before that she spent 10 years as the behavioral health services administrator at the Jersey City Medical Center.
Envera Health hired Dr. Madhu Sasidhar, an internist and section head at the Cleveland Clinic, as its new chief medical information officer.
Zillion has hired Brent Wilkinson as its new chief operating officer. The company also hired Joel Sangerman as VP of Sales, Managed Markets.
Biotricity, a company developing medically relevant biometric remote monitoring devices, named Thomas Nelson and J. Bernard Rice to its new board of advisors. Nelson is the former chief operating officer at AARP and Rize is a technology and finance authority. The other advisors are John Rother and Dr. Danny Sands.
Constant Therapy, which offers brain rehab therapy through its mobile app, added three new advisors to its scientific board. The new advisors are Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, Sarah Thomas and Hari Sundram, MD. The trio boasts expertise in various fields, including noninvasive cognitive therapies, the aging market and consumer data and analytics.
According to a report in Fortune, HR software benefits platform company Zenefits is going to lay off 106 employees, which is 9 percent of its current workforce. Earlier this year the company laid off 250 employees.