Digital health hires and exits: Oscar Health has new CMO, Mindoula's SVP heads off to CMCS, and more

By Heather Mack
03:08 pm

Health insurance startup Oscar Health welcomed Dr. Shaden Marzouk as new chief medical officer to the company. Marzouk joins the company from Cardinal Health, where she served as senior vice president of clinical operations and was responsible for leading acquisition and integration of new businesses in devices, services and analytics. Prior to that, Marzouk was chief of neurosurgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and also worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs Healthcare Group. 

Mindoula Health, which offers a mental health concierge platform, announced the departure of Senior Vice President Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, who will now serve as the chief medical officer of the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services. Ostrovsky was also CEO of Care at Hand, the predictive insights software company Mindoula acquired earlier this year.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the senior leadership team of Mindoula. I will miss the important work at Mindoula, but am excited to translate the insights I gathered there about behavioral health system challenges into better policy." said Ostrovsky in a statement. "I'm fortunate to be able to hand over the reins of Care at Hand operations to my very competent colleagues at Care at Hand and Mindoula Health so they can continue to grow the software and partnerships to better serve and empower consumers of care."

Fitness wearable company Polar has hired Tom Fowler as president of the US division of the company. Previously, Fowler worked at Intel, where he served as director of marketing and sales for head worn devices. He also worked at Recon Instruments, a smart eyewear company that was eventually acquired by Intel and Cervelo Cycles.

“Polar’s heritage and global leadership provides a unique platform on which to write the next chapter in the sports performance industry,” Fowler said in Cycling Industry News. “In addition to great products, Polar Flow has the ability to crunch data and provide training insights back to athletes that is unparalleled by any brand in the category. I’m excited to lead this next chapter and reinforce Polar’s leadership across all business channels.”

Digital diabetes management company Senseonics, which makes a continuous glucose montitoring system, announced UC San Diego clinical professor of medicine Dr. Steven Edelman will join the company’s board of directors. Edelman has a long career in diabetes management, and is professor of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at UC San Diego and the director of the diabetes care clinic at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of San Diego.

Wanda Health, a digital health company leveraging artificial intelligence to help patients manage chronic conditions, announced the appointment of Derek Newell as an outside director. Newell, who is currently the CEO of enterprise health benefits platform Jiff, previously worked as CEO of Robert Bosch Healthcare and worked to develop the company’s remote patient monitoring system. Prior to that, he was CEO of another remote patient monitoring company, Health Hero Networks (which sold to Bosch in 2007). He also served as chief marketing officer of LifeMasters, where he helped build out a patient centered disease management platform.

HealthMyne, which provides oncology imaging informatics, named Arvind Subramanian as its CEO and board member. Previously, Subramanian served as president and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health in the clinical solutions unit, ProVation Medical (which was later acquired by Wolters Kluwer) and General Electric.  

Open Notes announced a 10-member advisory board of patients and providers to advise the initiative as it goes forward. Healthcare IT News has the full list and more on the news.