Personnel

By Dave Muoio 02:47 pm 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...
By Dave Muoio 12:28 pm September 9, 2020
Cyrus Massoumi, the cofounder and former CEO and chairman of doctor search and appointment-booking platform Zocdoc, has filed a lawsuit alleging that his fellow cofounders and the company's CFO conspired to remove him from the company through "an elaborate series of lies and deceptions." The suit, filed yesterday in New York's Supreme Court, describes a series of events leading up to a Zocdoc...
By Laura Lovett 02:18 pm 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...
By Dave Muoio 02:56 pm 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...
By Laura Lovett 02:25 pm July 24, 2020
A new twitter movement dubbed #MedBikini has emerged after a research article published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery concluded that half of the recent and soon-to-be graduates in vascular surgery has social media accounts with “unprofessional content.”  This content included what researchers categorized as “inappropriate attire,” which the article defined as: “pictures in underwear,...

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By Laura Lovett 02:46 pm July 20, 2020
Berlin-based Clue was one of the early companies in the femtech world. Founded in 2012, to date it has raised just under $30 million. Today it named Dr. Lynae Brayboy its first chief medical officer.  A trained OBGYN, with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology and fertility, Brayboy has a long history of working in women’s health and a track record of studying femtech products.  “When I was...
By Laura Lovett 02:54 pm July 8, 2020
Chris Hogg, chief operations officer at digital respiratory company Propeller Health, announced on Twitter last week that he is leaving the company. “After 6 incredible years @PropellerHealth, today it is with very mixed emotions that I am saying goodbye,” he wrote on Twitter. “Propeller has been, by far, the best career experience of my life. I am proud of the team and all that we accomplished...
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 HIMSS Media 05:02 pm May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected us all. To honor those who have been lost and those who are working so hard to keep us well, HIMSS and its media brands will observe a digital day of silence and appreciation on May 18.  
By Dave Muoio 03:50 pm March 30, 2020
MyHeritage, a genealogy and health DNA testing company, has teamed up with the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) to establish a COVID-19 testing lab in its home country of Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. The facility is aiming to open its doors by April 9 with a 10,000-tests-per-day capacity, and hopes to scale up to 20,000 per day shortly after. “BGI will ship to Israel in the...