March 24, 2020
Digital pediatric-behavioral-health company Cognoa announced today the appointment of David Happel as its new CEO. He comes from biopharmaceutical company Chrono Therapeutics, which he led as president, CEO and director, as well as stints at Horizon Therapeutics, Raptom Pharma, Allergen Research Corporation and others.
Brent Vaughan, Cognoa's cofounder and former CEO, will be serving in an...
February 25, 2020
LifeOmic, the maker of apps and other software for providers, has snagged former HHS CTO Ed Simcox as its new chief strategy officer. This role will task Simcox with development of the company’s health and security product strategies, as well as with the coordination of B2B partnerships and other relationships.
“Ed provides LifeOmic with invaluable experience helping change the way people...
February 17, 2020
Digital diabetes management company Glooko has announced the appointments of a new CCO and COO.
The first role went to Zach Henderson, formerly of LexisNexis Health Care and Elsevier, he will be in charge of key strategic partners and revenue generation for Glooko.
“As the leader in diabetes data management, Glooko is integrated with more diabetes and health devices than any other platform in the...
January 29, 2020
New York-based startup Nomad Health, a company that makes an online platform for healthcare job-seekers and employers, has appointed Liming Zhao as its first chief technology officer. Previously holding similar posts at Frontier Signal (which he cofounded) and Compass, Zhao will be heading up the employment marketplace’s engineering, data science, IT and security efforts, and will also be helping...
January 16, 2020
The Digital Therapeutics Alliance, an industry group advocating for the adoption and understanding of evidence-based digital health treatments, has named its new Board of Directors. Representing handful of different digital therapeutics stakeholders, those named are set to hold their positions for a two-year period.
Along with Megan Coder, the group’s executive director, the board consists of:...
January 8, 2020
Dr. Vindell Washington, the head on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT from August 2016 to January 2017, is the latest to jump on board at Alphabet's Verily, according to tweets from fellow ONC vet-turned-Googler Dr. Karen DeSalvo, as well as from Verily’s communications lead. He comes directly from a position as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s chief medical officer....
December 16, 2019
Somerville, Massachusetts-based Podimetrics has bumped its $13.4 million Series B funding round up to $16.55 thanks to a new investment from Polaris Partners.
The company, which makes a connected platform for diabetic foot ulcer detection, also announced the addition of five new names to advisory board: Dr. Kenneth Kizer, former Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health; Dr. Ronald Geraty, a...
December 4, 2019
Dr. John Halamka, a longtime CIO, executive director and professor tied to Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, will be joining the Mayo Clinic on January 1 as the new president of its Mayo Clinic Platform — a digital health project that will deploy “artificial intelligence, the internet of things and an ecosystem of partners,” he wrote in a blog post announcing the move....
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...
August 14, 2019
Dr. David Rhew has announced that he is leaving Samsung, where he served as the chief medical officer and VP of Enterprise Healthcare, to join Microsoft as the new chief medical officer and VP of healthcare at the Worldwide Commercial Business division. According to a Microsoft blog post announcing his new position, Rhew holds six U.S. patents for clinical decision support systems,...