digital health hires

By Dave Muoio 11:35 am June 11, 2020
Telehealth vendor MDLive has tapped Dr. Cynthia Zelis as its new chief medical officer. She comes from University Hospitals in Cleveland, where she actually handled the system's rollout of the MDLive's services while serving as VP of ambulatory operations and telehealth. That role tasked her with oversight of more than 50 ambulatory health centers and all of the system's telehealth efforts. “...
By Laura Lovett 02:26 pm May 11, 2020
This morning, chronic-condition-management startup inHealth named digital health veteran Harry Kim as its next CEO and executive chairman. The company’s current CEO and original cofounder Aubrey Jenkins will move into a new role as president of the company. “The healthcare professionals delivering care every day are front line warriors and heroes. In the fight to improve people’s health, we need...
By Laura Lovett 01:49 pm April 23, 2020
Digital diabetes company Virta has named Dr. Robert Ratnerits next Chief Medical Officer. Ratner comes to the position following his tenure as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association. This news comes only a few months after the company announced its $93 million Series C funding round. Ratner has been involved with the San Francisco-based startup for some time,...
By Dave Muoio 04:11 pm 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...
By MobiHealthNews 03:53 pm 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...
By Dave Muoio 03:50 pm 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...
By MobiHealthNews 03:36 pm 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...
By MobiHealthNews 03:09 pm 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:...
By Dave Muoio 03:05 pm 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....
By Dave Muoio 03:23 pm 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...