Personnel

By  MobiHealthNews 03:16 pm 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 Stephen Hahn has stepped down and has been replaced by acting Commissioner Dr.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...
By  Laura Lovett 02:55 pm January 4, 2021
Digital biomarker company Sonde Health has named two new sales leads. In the U.S., Jim Bradley, who previously worked for MAMSI and Kaiser Permanente, will be joining the team as VP of National Sales. Meanwhile, Simran Kaur, who has worked a Medibuddy SRL Diagnostics and Reliance Communications, will serve as the VP of National Sales India. “At Sonde, we strive to enable any organization to...
By  Laura Lovett 08:30 am November 24, 2020
As Hims & Hers prepares for the public market, it’s adding new members to its board with backgrounds in investing and consumer tech. This morning it exclusively announced to MobiHealthNews two new board members Lynne Chou O’Keefeand David Wells.  O’Keefe comes from an investment background. She is the founder and managing partner of Define Ventures and served as a partner in the Life Sciences...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:43 pm 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...
By  Laura Lovett 02:42 pm November 2, 2020
When it comes to healthcare innovation, relationships can make or break a company, according to Julie Murchinson, who was just named partner at digital health focused private equity firm Transformation Capital.   “One of the biggest challenges digital health companies face is really having the right set of relationships for selling into end customers and being able to work productively with those...
By  Laura Lovett 02:40 pm October 23, 2020
Solomé Tibebu has been involved in the digital mental health space since she was 16. Her journey was prompted by necessity. As a teenager she struggled with anxiety and OCD, but in 2006 there were fewer resources.  “My dad being Ethiopian, and my mom being Polish, and immigrating here they didn’t even have a phrase for OCD in either of their languages, and no connections to local resources,”...
By  Dave Muoio 03:31 pm October 15, 2020
About a month after ousted Zocdoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi filed a lawsuit accusing the company's executives of conspiracy, the online appointment booking service has fired back with a legal motion to dismiss Massoumi's suit and a blog post that refutes his critiques of their financial performance and strategy. Massoumi's original complaint painted the picture of a collaborative effort to mislead the...
By  Laura Lovett 02:53 pm October 15, 2020
Like many industries, the healthcare sector has a gender parity issue when it comes to leadership positions. Despite countless conversations around the issue, in 2019 women only made up 23.7% of executives of Fortune 500 healthcare companies and 37.1% of hospital executives, according to Rock Health. The numbers were even worse in the startup world, where only 14% of digital health deals were...
By  Dave Muoio 03:07 pm 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...