digital health hires

By Laura Lovett May 8, 2019
This morning integrated EHR platform MedHost announced that Ken Misch will serve as its next president, in addition to his current role as CFO. In this position Misch will oversee innovation projects and the growth of the company’s hosted, managed and cloud-based platforms.  Before joining MedHost in 2013, Misch served as CFO and CIO at Dyna Vox.  “Ken’s leadership and commitment to our customers...
By Dave Muoio 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...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett March 26, 2019
Aledade, a health tech startup that partners with providers to build primary care-focused ACOs, announced a trio of C-suite personnel changes. Among these is news that cofounder Edwin Miller has left his previous role as chief technology officer to become the company’s chief product officer. Replacing him is athenahealth alumnus Brady Richards, while Dr. Emily Maxson is slated to become the...
By Jonah Comstock March 14, 2019
Virta Health, the company that controversially claims to reverse Type 2 diabetes using a combination of diet and digitally-powered management efforts, has hired a big name in the digital health space as its new head of commercial: Derek Newell, who served as CEO of Jiff prior to its acquisition by Castlight. Newell stayed on with Castlight as president for a little over a year, according to his...
By Dave Muoio February 21, 2019
MDLive has brought on Dan Monahan as its new CFO and COO. Monahan, who will provide oversight for the company’s finance, accounting, treasure, tax, revenue cycle management, analytics and operations, comes from a CFO and SVP of operations position at Change Healthcare, and previously led similar financial and operational roles at Sprint, Nortel Networks, SITA, CDC Software and EMS Technologies. “...
By Dave Muoio February 4, 2019
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, formerly an acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services and the chief of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has joined digital venture platform LRVHealth as an executive advisor. “My entire career has been focused on improving the health of people and communities by catalyzing solutions to address...
By Dave Muoio January 17, 2019
Dr. Bimal Shah and Courtnee Westendorf have been announced as the chief medical officer and chief marketing officer, respectively, of Livongo Health. Shah was promoted internally from a position of SVP of clinical strategy, while Westendorf previously served as the chief marketing officer of the Oakland Raiders football team. “We are excited to have a leading marketing executive like Courtnee...
By Laura Lovett January 14, 2019
Last week virtual behavioral care company Forefront Telecare closed its Series A funding round for an undisclosed sum. The round was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners with participation from Ziegler Link Age Fund.  In the same announcement the Novato, California-based telehealth company named Rob Rebak as its next CEO. Before joining the Forefront team he was the CEO of fellow behavioral...
By Jonah Comstock January 3, 2019
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...
By Laura Lovett December 18, 2018
Yesterday Teladoc’s VP, COO and CFO Mark Hirschhorn resigned amidst allegations that he engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate and took part in insider trading. Last week the telemedicine company was hit with a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the company’s share holders, which accused the company of misleading or false statements.  “While this was a difficult...