Roundup of recent digital health hires: CareMore, Adherium, Orange

By Aditi Pai
02:15 pm

Anthem's CareMore Health System announced that its president, Leeba Lessin, will retire this week after working at CareMore since 2006. CareMore Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer Sachin Jain will take over as the new CEO.

“With Dr. Jain in place, I know we have leadership and energy to lead us into the next era,” Lessin said in a statement. “Given CareMore’s focus on clinical outcomes, it is appropriate that it be led by a physician. And Dr. Jain is a transformer, understands CareMore and is ready to lead CareMore’s evolution.”

Before joining CareMore in 2015, Jain Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck. He also served as senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Jain is also one of the speakers at MobiHealthNews 2016 -- our first live event -- on June 13 in San Francisco. Join us and register today!

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) has hired Jack Young, previously the managing director of North America at Qualcomm Ventures, as Partner. At DTCP, Young will be in charge of global venture operations. Young worked at Qualcomm Ventures for 8 years, since February 2008. Young also launched an investment firm in early 2015, called dRx Capital, which is a joint effort of Qualcomm and Novartis. 

Adherium, a connected inhaler company that previously partnered with pharma company AstraZeneca, announced a new entity in UK to serve the European market. In conjunction with this announcement, Adherium has appointed John Tarplee as its SVP of Business Development, Europe. This news came a few days after Adherium launched San Francisco-based Adherium North America and hired James Hattersley as its SVP of Business Development in North America.

Orange has appointed Elie Lobel as CEO of Orange Healthcare. Before joining Orange, Lobel was the director of the National E-health Projects Unit of ASIP Sante, a public agency focused on e-health in France. “The arrival of Elie Lobel, who has been chosen for his expertise, confirms the ambitions of Orange in the field of healthcare,” Orange Business Services CEO Thierry Bonhomme said in  a statement. “2016 will be a big year for Orange Healthcare, focused on the development of innovative services in care treatment, home support for patients with diminishing autonomy, big data and data security, and digital healthcare services in general.”


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