Personnel

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...
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 03:09 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....