January 11, 2018
At long last, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named a new chief privacy officer. The post has been vacant since Deven McGraw left the acting chief privacy officer post in October, and some in the industry speculated the Trump administration would not fill the post at all.
Instead, Kathryn Marchesini, the agency’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Director for Privacy, is being...
February 13, 2017
Big Health has hired Kelvin Kwong, former director of product management at Jawbone, to be its vice president of product management. Big Health is currently focused on the sleep space with its app Sleepio, so it makes sense to hire a Jawbone vet -- the tracker company invested quite a bit in sleep tracking before its recent pivot toward medical devices.
Big Heath also announced the hire on Dr....
December 19, 2016
New York City-based digital health company Progyny, which offers a number of fertility services including concierge services for in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and fertility benefits, has hired David Schlanger, former head of WebMD, as its new CEO. Schlanger left WebMD by mutual agreement in September.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Progyny team and look forward to leading the...
September 29, 2016
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a well-known television personality, has joined health technology startup iBeat as Special Advisor, in addition to making an investment in the company. The company makes a not-yet-launched smartwatch that offers continuous monitoring and analysis of heart rate, working to instantly detect signs of oncoming cardiac arrest. Oz, after reportedly seeing the potential impact of the...
September 20, 2016
If you were to make a list of companies you'd expect to see at a clinical trial-focused health technology conference like DPharm Disruptive Innovation US, you probably wouldn't include ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft. But they were both in attendance in Boston today, presenting remarkably similar visions for using their software platforms to solve transportation problems in healthcare.
June 21, 2016
Last week at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco, CareMore CEO Dr. Sachin Jain gave one of our morning keynotes. We previously highlighted some of his remarks related to his take on AMA CEO Dr. James Madara's headline-grabbing panning of consumer digital health services, and just this week Forbes published Jain's prepared remarks from our event as his weekly column for the publication...
June 16, 2016
Last week, Dr. James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association, shook the digital health world, or at least the digital health Twitterverse, with a proclamation that digital health is the new "snake oil".
“From ineffective electronic health records, to an explosion of direct-to-consumer digital health products, to apps of mixed quality, this is the digital snake oil of the early 21st...
May 18, 2016
Aliso Viego, California-based Sentrian's remote patient monitoring program has been in a pilot with COPD patients at Anthem subsidiary CareMore for about six months, Sentrian founder and Chief Medical Officer Jack Kriendler told attendees at the American Telemedicine Association conference in Minneapolis this week. The results are encouraging.
[Ed note: To learn more about CareMore's remote...
April 11, 2016
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...
May 6, 2015
Boston Children's Hospital's HealthMap
A new editorial in Nature Biotech poses the idea of the "digital phenotype" as a catch-all term for the trail of relevant health data people leave behind in their interactions with the internet, social media, and technology, which has largely untapped potential for the early detection of various conditions.
CareMore Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sachin Jain...