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By Dave Muoio 03:03 pm November 5, 2019
Friday marked the end of Dr. Ned Sharpless’ time as acting commissioner of the FDA, with President Donald Trump pointing to Dr. Stephen Hahn, currently the chief medical officer of MD Anderson Cancer Center, as his official appointment for the role on Friday. Assistant Secretary for health at HHS Dr. Brett Giroir will act as the agency’s new acting head. “With Dr. Sharpless at the helm, the FDA...
By Dave Muoio 11:01 am July 18, 2019
Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, has brought on a new CFO and chairman of the board. Mark Clermont, former president of recently acquired Provant Health, will take on the former position, while Dr. Carl Schramm, a professor at Syracuse University and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will hold the latter. “Mark...
By Jonah Comstock 03:23 pm May 29, 2019
Even as Amazon ramps up its marketing efforts for PillPack, potential competitor Blink Health is hoping to get ahead with the announcement of three new hires — from Amazon. Bharath Chinamanthur, Blink’s new EVP of engineering and operations, spent 11 years in leadership roles at Amazon. Christopher Plambeck, who joins as SVP of data sciences and monetization, spent five years at Amazon and...
By Dave Muoio 03:22 pm April 11, 2019
This morning, digital therapeutics maker Akili Interactive announced it has added a new CFO and general counsel to its ranks. The former is Santosh Shanbhag, a senior executive who boasts a prior VP role at Vertex Pharmaceutical as well as positions at Capgemini Consulting and Texas Instruments. Jacqueline Studer, on the other hand, served as CVP, general counsel and secretary at IDEXX...

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By Jack Kaufman 12:22 pm March 22, 2019
About the Author: Jack is a marketing and community associate at Dreamit, where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating health tech startups and creating opportunities for Dreamit to engage with the startup ecosystem in New York City and beyond. Before joining Dreamit, Jack worked as an associate at Bombas, a mission-driven, high-end apparel startup. He graduated cum laude from Haverford College...
By Jonah Comstock 09:30 am August 22, 2018
American Well has hired Keith W. Anderson as its new chief financial officer. Anderson comes to American Well via Piper Jaffrey, where he served as managing director and a member of the healthcare investment banking team. "I'm pleased to welcome Keith onboard," Ido Schoenberg, chairman and CEO of American Well, said in a statement. "He has an exceptional track record of advising leading...
By Jonah Comstock 04:19 pm May 24, 2018
Bruce Greenstein, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services for the past year, has stepped down from his post to return to the private sector. He will join LHC Group, a provider of in-home and post-acute care services, as chief innovation and technology officer. "Serving this department has been an honor and privilege for which I am incredibly grateful,"...
By Laura Lovett 04:17 pm May 24, 2018
This week Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices for medications, filed a new legal claim against former partner MedImpact Healthcare System alleging greed and misconduct while describing the company as a “peddler of opioids.”  This claim comes as a second amendment to another ongoing lawsuit between the two companies, which seeks a trial by jury...
By Dave Muoio 11:14 am May 17, 2018
Anne Wellington has been appointed as the new managing director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a 90-day, health-tech-focused program that offers mentoring and financial support to its participants. Wellington had previously served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the accelerator’s third class, and held the chief product officer position at healthcare analytics company Stanson Health. "As more...
By Laura Lovett 02:24 pm March 15, 2018
Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices on medications, is suing competitor Hippo Technologies for up to $250 million, alleging a “copycat” scheme. The lawsuit claims that Hippo, which was founded by former Blink employees, obtained trade secrets, participated in unfair competition, took part in tortious interference with contract and business...