San Francisco-based predictive health company Potrero Medical added the former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkinto its advisory board.
Shulkin had a decades-long career in healthcare, from working in the upper echelons of the private healthcare sector to being appointed by President Obama to serve as Undersecretary of Health for the US Department of Veterans Affairs in 2015. Two years later, Shulkin was confirmed as the ninth secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Donald Trump.
The California-based company’s offerings include its FDA cleared Accuryn Monitoring System, which enables early intervention in acute kidney injury by using data and algorithms to detect and treat disease.
“I am thrilled to join Potrero Medical’s advisory board and contribute to the company’s efforts to improve patient care,” Secretary Shulkin said in a statement. “The Accuryn platform provides critical care clinicians with real-time, actionable data about their patients that will inevitably disrupt the status quo. I see this as a necessary innovation that can impact health care on many levels.
Woebot Healththe company behind a chatbot for mental health care, has announced the appointment of Matt Borowiecki as chief financial officer.
Borowiecki previously served as chief financial officer at Biofourmis, a technology-based digital therapy and care delivery company. Previously, he was Head of Capital Transactions and Structuring at MassMutual Financial Group and Director of Corporate Development and Strategic Corporate Planning at Aetna.
“Matt’s deep understanding of the healthcare industry and his investment acumen will be instrumental as we mature our operations and transition to the next level of growth for our business,” said Michael Evers, CEO of Woebot Health, in a statement. “His strategic experience is complemented by deep compassion and a commitment to helping people access the mental health care they need. We are thrilled to have him join at this pivotal moment.”
Based in New York pager – a virtual care platform offered through health plans that helps patients navigate, coordinate and access care – announced that Dave Dookeeram will join the company in the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Dookeeram was previously president of diagnostics and chief of staff at a Denver-based home care provider DispatchHealthjoining the company at its seed stage and serving as a framework throughout its growth.
He will oversee the strategic growth and day-to-day operations of Pager, working under the direction of the company’s CEO and President, Walter Jin.
“Joining the Pager team is a tremendous opportunity to work for a company that is transforming the way consumers interact with the healthcare system,” Dookeeram said. “Walter shared with me his compelling story about the origins of Pager and its continuing mission: to provide a family doctor experience for all, one that delivers health care on a more personal and human scale.
“Having seen firsthand the impact that high-quality care can have on a person’s health and well-being, Pager’s mission has truly resonated with me on a personal level. of a company that effectively solves the greatest challenge facing the American healthcare system – deliver better results at a more reasonable cost.”