digital health hires

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...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett December 12, 2018
Ride share company Lyft has brought on Megan Callahan as its first VP of healthcare to advance its business as a non-emergency medical transportation supplier for hospitals. Callahan’s resume includes a chief strategy officer position at Change Healthcare and an SVP of corporate strategy and business development role at McKesson. “During this time of incredible growth, we have a unique...
By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Yadin Shemmer has been named the new CEO of Mango Health, the maker of a digital medication management platform. Shemmer, who was previously the company’s president, will take over the job from founder Jason Oberfest, who will continue to serve as a special advisor to the company. “I am thrilled to have Yadin take the helm at Mango Health to spearhead the continued growth of the company,”...
By Laura Lovett November 9, 2018
Geisinger CEO David Feinberg is moving over to Google to head up its healthcare sector. Yesterday Geisinger announced that Feinberg is stepping down and Dr. Jaewon Ryu will be taking over as interim president and CEO of the organization.  While Geisinger's announcement was relatively vague about what Feinberg will be doing at Google, CNBC reports that his job will entail streamlining and...