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By  Laura Lovett 02:04 pm March 26, 2021
Data shows that women control the bulk of healthcare spending in the U.S., which has given women the nickname 'chief medical officer' of the family. However, when it comes to digital health, only 14% of deals were closed by women-led digital health startups in 2019, according to Rock Health. While women-led companies have made strides in the digital health world, these companies often struggle to...
By  MobiHealthNews 02:32 pm February 19, 2021
The Biden administration is continuing to lock in leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a handful of new appointments. At the top of the list is the department's new administrator for the Senate's consideration, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. An Obama-era policy official, she was most recently managing director at Manatt Health where she provided policy analysis and...
Providers talking
By  Laura Lovett 03:24 pm February 11, 2021
It’s no secret that for caregivers the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how they work and communicate. Now health systems and plans are reflecting on the lessons learned that boosted staff connectedness. Nicole Cable, chief experience officer at InnovaCare Health, explained that her organization took a program originally designed for members in order to reduce isolation for seniors, and not only put...
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 Stephen Hahn has stepped down and has been replaced by acting Commissioner Dr.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...
Doctor wearing PPE
By  HIMSS Media 03:37 pm January 13, 2021
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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...
Interview, new hires
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...
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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...
Julie Murchinson
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,”...