February 19, 2021
The Biden administration is continuing to lock in leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a handful of new appointments.
At the top of the list is the department's new administrator for the Senate's consideration, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. An Obama-era policy official, she was most recently managing director at Manatt Health where she provided policy analysis and...
February 1, 2021
Maven, a virtual clinic for women’s and family health, has announced the four physicians who will make up its Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Mary E. D’Alton, Dr. Brian Levine, Dr. Laura Riley and Dr. Neel Shah.
The board will work with the Maven leadership team to grow and improve the platform’s clinical programming across fertility, maternity, and parenting and pediatrics.
January 21, 2021
The start of the Biden administration has signaled a changing of the guard throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For the FDA, Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn has stepped down and has been replaced by acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. She joined the agency's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in 1984 and held the position of Center for Drug Evaluation and...
November 11, 2020
Healthcare voice AI company Suki recently fleshed out its leadership team with six new appointments.
Chief among these are Tracy Rentz, former VP of implementation at Evolent Health, as Suki's VP of customer success and operations; former Qventus Regional Director Brian Duffy as Suki's director of Sales-East; and Brent Jarkowski, previously the senior client development director at Kyyrus, as...
October 21, 2020
With Livongo and Teladoc’s merger expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, the two companies recently announced the combined company leadership team, which won’t include Livongo’s CEO, CFO, president or SVP of business development.
Once the merger closes, Zane Burke, the CEO of Livongo, Lee Shapiro, the CFO of Livongo, Jennifer Schneider, the president of Livongo, and Steve Schwartz...
September 28, 2020
Rx.Health, a Mount Sinai spinoff working on an app prescription platform for enterprises, has named Richard Strobridge as its new CEO.
He's perhaps best known within digital health as the cofounder and CEO of connected blood glucose monitoring-device company Entra Health, which was sold to CRF Health in 2016. After a few years there as VP of healthcare, Strobridge founded and helmed Nextbridge...
September 9, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics, maker of cardiac-monitoring adhesive patches, announced yesterday that Kevin Hykes began serving as the company's president and CEO on August 31. Hykes was formerly the president and CEO of Relievant Medical Systems, Metaventon and Cameron Health. Earlier in his career he spent 16 years at Medtronic. As Bardy Diagnostics' new head, he'll help develop and execute the company's...
August 24, 2020
Valerie Sullivan was named the next president of digital health company etectRx. This isn’t Sullivan’s first time working with the company. She has worked with the company in a consulting role for the last year. Her previous work experience includes serving as the president of InVentiv Patient Access Solutions and as the VP and general manager of the patient service center at Pear Therapeutics...
August 19, 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts-based virtual diabetes care company Podimetrics has added yet another $8 million to its Series B-2 funding, bringing the round's closing total to $24.6 million, the startup told MobiHealthNews. Polaris Partners, Rock Health, Norwich Ventures and Scientific Health Development, all of which had previously backed the company, contributed.
Additionally, Podimetrics announced...
August 3, 2020
Austin, Texas-based virtual and on-demand care provider Remedy announced Dr. Ronald Dixon as its chief medical officer. Dixon, formerly the head of clinical affairs at Onduo and the president and CEO of Onduo Professionals (its provider staffing group), is expected to draw on his experience to help Remedy build out its virtual chronic care treatment services.
“Dr. Dixon’s experience in developing...