January 24, 2018
The US Senate today confirmed Alex Azar as the next secretary of Health and Human Services. Formerly the Deputy Secretary of HHS under President George Bush, he has spent the past half of a decade as the president of Eli Lilly and Company’s US division. He replaces Dr. Tom Price, who resigned in September amidst federal inquiries involving government-funded private charter flights.
December 14, 2017
Vida Health, which makes a digital therapeutic platform for employees with chronic physical and behavioral health problems, has announced two new hires. The first, Stephanie Peng, will come on board as the company’s new chief financial officer. Previously a member of Livongo’s team, the company said that her experience with digital health will help with ongoing expansion efforts.
“Vida is on the...
November 27, 2017
EarlySense, a maker of continuous remote monitoring devices, has announced Karissa Price-Rico as its new chief operating officer. This will be a new position intended to support the company’s growth within the hospital, post-acute, and consumer health markets, with Price-Rico overseeing operations across all of the company’s divisions.
"On the heels of our recent accelerated market traction, we...
June 21, 2017
Headspace, maker of the eponymous meditation and mental well-being app, has hired Ross Hoffman as the company’s chief business officer. Hoffman joins Headspace after six years at Twitter, where he most recently held the post of SVP of global partnerships. The appointment comes at a time of change for Headspace, which recently laid off 13 staff positions in the marketing department but also...
June 13, 2017
Apple has hired Sumbul Desai, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford. Desai is also vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chief digital officer at Stanford Center for Digital Health.
Desai will serve in a senior role at Apple in what appears to be a growing healthcare team, CNBC reported on June 8, adding she would continue to see patients at Stanford.
March 28, 2017
Integrity Applications, which is currently developing noninvasive glucometer GlucoTrak, has announced a major leadership shakeup. Cofounder and previous CEO Avner Gal has stepped down. In his place, serving as CEO and Chairman, will be John Graham, an 18-year veteran of pharmaceutical company Aventis. Additionally, Angela Strand, a previous Proteus Digital Health VP, will serve as vice chair.
March 7, 2017
Telemedicine provider Teladoc has appointed Kenneth H. Paulus to its board of directors, where he will serve on two committees: Nominating & Corporate Governance and Quality & Safety. Paulus has held leadership positions at a number of large health organizations and served as CEO for borth Allina Health and Atrius Health System. He also worked as the chief operating officer at Partners...
February 7, 2017
Ashdod, Israel-based Integrity Applications, makers of noninvasive glucose monitor GlucoTrak, has hired a new chief financial officer, Sami Sassoun. A veteran CFO, Sassoun most recently worked at Bedrock Enterprises, a boutique consulting firm he founded.
"We are very pleased to welcome Sami as our chief financial officer and member of the executive team," Avner Gal, chief executive officer of...
January 5, 2017
New York City-based Pager, which offers an app for on-demand house call services, has appointed Walter Jin as the company’s new CEO. In 2016, Pager formalized three large healthcare provider relationships: Weill Cornell, Evolution Health, and most recently, Baylor Scott & White Health. Since its inception three years ago, Pager says it has grown significantly and has many new healthcare...
December 8, 2016
Yoky Matsuoka, an executive at Apple who joined in May to work on health projects has left the company, according to a recent report in Bloomberg. Matsuoka formerly served as CEO of Quanttus, VP of technology at Nest, and head of innovation at Google. She was reportedly working on HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit at Apple. Neither Apple nor Matsuoka has confirmed the news and her LinkedIn...