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We round up the latest appointments in healthcare

Fertility startup Apricity appoints Chief Medical Officer

UK fertility startup Apricity has appointed well-known gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Luca Sabatini as Chief Medical Officer. 

Dr Sabatini has served as the Clinical Director of Barts Health NHS Trust Centre for Reproductive Medicine & Surgery since 2011, and was the Reproductive Medicine & Surgery clinical lead for the East London Women services. He is a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists accredited training director for Reproductive Medicine and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Queen Mary’s, where he has taught since 2008.

The appointment comes as Apricity experiences rapid growth, with a planned expansion into Spain. The company is also developing new ways of using artificial intelligence for fertility. 

Commenting commented on his appointment, he said: “I have joined Apricity because I truly share the ethos of the founders to find new methods of providing fertility services to patients. Apricity’s use of technology has the potential to drastically improve the experience of patients. The ability to offer quality service to patients remotely, wherever they are, is incredibly powerful in itself. This, combined with the utilisation of expertise from leading physicians scientists within the application, and the innovative use of data, has huge potential to improve success rates in fertility and the quality of patient care.”

Vizzia Technologies appoints new board member

Vizzia Technologies, a US-based provider of software for healthcare organisations, has appointed Geoffrey Brown to the company's Board of Advisors.

Brown is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Piedmont Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in Georgia.  Prior to Piedmont, Geoffrey served as SVP & CIO at Inova Health System, and he has held several government roles, appointed by two Governors, including Technology Chair of the Virginia Health Reform Initiative. 

"The Vizzia platform has delivered strong operational results for health systems nationwide" he said.  "I look forward to advising Vizzia as they continue to develop innovative solutions to improve patient care and healthcare efficiency."

 Capital Rx hires new SVP for Pharmacy Benefit Administration  services

Capital Rx, a healthtech company for the pharmacy benefits industry, has announced that Matthew Coyle has joined as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmacy Benefit Administration (PBA) Services. 

Coyle brings 25 years of market-building, strategy and sales experience to Capital Rx, having recently worked in executive growth, strategy and sales roles at CoverMyMeds, a platform helping doctors and pharmacists complete prior authorisation and insurance coverage determination forms for drugs. 

In his new role, Coyle will be responsible for driving adoption of the company's enterprise pharmacy platform JUDI™ in existing and new markets, including health plans, prescription drug savings programs and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) adjudication services.

"Healthcare stakeholders that rely on the pharmacy benefit management ecosystem for medication access and delivery shouldn't be held hostage by technological inertia," Coyle said. "Capital Rx is a beacon of light for payers, prescription savings programs and pharmacy benefit administrators currently shackled to legacy systems. I'm thrilled to join the Capital Rx team on their journey to restore trust in the US healthcare system."

Laguna Health appoints President and Chief Medical Officer  

Alan Spiro has joined Laguna Health, a digital-first post-hospital recovery firm as President and Chief Medical Officer. 

Spiro has 40 years of clinical, analytics, marketing, management and operational experience, and will help drive Laguna’s product vision and scale customer adoption. 

Dr. Spiro has served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Analytics and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Health Intelligence, was co-founder of Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, and health systems, and was also a founder of AIM, now owned by Anthem. 

“Although the US healthcare system excels in its ability to specialise across all types of care, where it struggles is with transitions between different legs of the care journey,” said Dr. Spiro. “Perhaps nowhere is this struggle more palpable than when patients leave the hospital and transition to self-care at home. I’m thrilled to join Yoni, Yael and the team at Laguna, who have a deep understanding of and compassion for this fracture in the care journey.” 


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