Roundup of notable digital health hires: Voalte, Brigham and Women's, Healthways

By Jonah Comstock
03:02 pm

Hospital communication company Voalte appointed a new CEO and Chairman, Adam McMullin. McMullin comes to Voalte via Hill-Rom, where he led the Clinical Workflow Solutions business. Trey Lauderdale, founder of Voalte and the current CEO, will stay on as President. "Adam is a phenomenal choice to lead Voalte as we embark on the next phase of growth for the company,” Lauderdale said in a statement. “He and I are aligned in our vision for the future and share a deep passion for the healthcare field that will propel the company as we continue to create life-changing healthcare communication tools."

Brigham and Women's Health Care has promoted Dr. Adam Landman to be the health system's new Chief Information Officer, replacing Dr. Cedric Priebe. Landman previously served as chief medical information officer for health information innovation and integration, Modern Healthcare reports.  Brigham and Women's has piloted a few different digital health technologies in the past and works with Rock Health to help validate some of its portfolio companies' work.

Pete Hudson, managing director of AltaPartners and iTriage cofounder, has joined the board at employee wellness company Healthways. Also joining the board is Archelle Georgiou, who currently runs a healthcare consulting firm but previously served in a number of rolls at UnitedHealthcare. 

Greenway Health, which provides information technology services to physician practices, announced that cofounder and CEO Tee Green will step down from the CEO post and become Executive Chairman. The CEO role will be filled by Scott Zimmerman who comes to Greenway via TeleVox, where he served as President. Prior to that, he worked at Merck, Boston Scientific and GE Healthcare.

Lyndhurst, New Jersey-based physician rating site Vitals hired Ellie Hirschorn as its first Chief Digital Officer, charged with "maximizing the consumer experience and evolving the website to empower consumers to shop for health care providers with confidence," according to a release from the company. She previously served as Chief Digital Officer at book publisher Simon and Schuster, and has also worked at CBS and MTV in executive roles.

HealthLoop, a patient engagement-focused startup out of Mountain View, California, has made two new executive hires: Bevey Miner, in the role of Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer and Harry Kirschner, serving as Chief Revenue Officer. Miner comes from EHR provider Allscripts, where she oversaw the implementation of electronic prescribing. Kirschner previously served as Executive Director at The Advisory Board Company.

BaseHealth, a Redwood City, California-based startup that has developed a health assessment service for payors and providers to offer to patients, announced that it has hired a new Chief Business Officer, Ardy Arianpour. Arianpour has an extensive background in genomics and most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer at Pathway Genomics.

Decision Resources Group, a healthcare research group that owns Manhattan Research, appointed a new CEO, Jonathan Sandler. Sandler succeeds James Lang, who will continue to be involved with DRG in an advisory capacity. Monique Levy, the VP of Research for the digital insights group at DRG, left the company recently to accept a position at PatientsLikeMe.

The X Prize Foundation, which among other prizes oversees the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, has appointed a new CEO to replace founder Peter Daimandis, who will stay on as Executive Chairman. Marcus Shingles, who previously led the Kellogg Company and has consulted with EY and Deloitte, will take over as CEO.


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