Former athenahealth CMO joins Cohealo as CEO, new FCC commissioners confirmed and more digital health hires

Also, more hires from Flare Capital Partners, Greenway Health, and Analytics 4 Life.
By Jonah Comstock
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Cohealo, a Boston-based startup that uses technology to help hospitals track and share medical equipment, has appointed Dr. Todd Rothenhaus as its new CEO. Former CEO Brett Reed has moved into the role of president.

Rothenhaus’s experience includes a stint as chief medical officer at athenahealth as well as another as chief information officer at Steward Health Care.

“In addition to his enterprise healthcare experience, Todd brings the perspective of a physician and has intimate knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in deploying new technology in a health system,” Reed said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him join our team. He is uniquely positioned to help provider networks extract the maximum value from Cohealo’s solutions.”

Health tech-focused investment firm Flare Capital Partners has promoted Dr. Dan Gebremedhin to partner. He’s been serving in the role of senior associate since he joined the firm in 2015. A practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Gebremedhin is also a frequent guest contributor to MobiHealthNews.

“Dan’s promotion is due to a combination of his ability to provide value to our entrepreneurs, along with his experience in and commitment to the healthcare industry,” Michael Greeley, cofounder and general partner at Flare Capital, said in a statement.

Susan Kohler has been hired as chief compliance officer for Greenway Health, a Tampa-based EHR and practice management software company. Kohler has 25 years of experience, including as an executive at several health insurers. Additionally, Patrice Nedelec has joined the team as vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs.

“Considering today’s complex regulatory environment and the healthcare industry’s move toward value-based care, it’s extremely important that we have the best team in place to help fuel our customers’ success,” CEO Richard Atkin said in a statement. “Trust is earned through knowledge, dependability, dedication and support. The wealth of expertise and diverse experiences that Susan and Patrice bring will help us in exceeding our quality and compliance expectations.”

Analytics 4 Life, a digital health company applying AI to medical imaging, has hired William Revelos as vice president and general counsel.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Bill for the past 10 years,” CEO Don Crawford said in a statement. “Given his significant patent law expertise and deep understanding of the medical device field, Bill will add valuable perspective as we seek to advance our program. This is an exciting time for Bill and Analytics 4 Life as we continue to expand our operations.”

New FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks have officially been Senate confirmed to the five-member commission. Of note, Chairman Ajit Pai name-dropped telemedicine twice in his short statement welcoming the two.

“I congratulate Geoffrey on his Senate confirmation,” Pai wrote. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise, including having served most recently as assistant chief in the Enforcement Bureau. During his confirmation hearing, I was excited to hear him highlight the need to expand rural broadband and the power of telemedicine. I look forward to working with him and having a fellow Kansan on the Commission.

“I also congratulate Brendan on his confirmation to a full term. Brendan has done tremendous work on a number of issues, including his leadership on wireless infrastructure modernization. He has also been a staunch advocate for rural broadband deployment, particularly for precision agriculture and advancements in telemedicine.”