Teaser Text: Walgreens’ Chief Medical Officer to Help Guide the Company’s Healthcare Initiatives
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BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MobileHelp® today announced that Harry Leider, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Group Vice President of Walgreens, has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Dr. Leider has more than 25 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive in a variety of innovative healthcare organizations. In his current role with Walgreens, he is responsible for developing enterprise-wide health and wellness services that provide customer value and improve patient lives.
“Harry is a pioneer in the healthcare industry and we are excited to welcome him to MobileHelp’s board of directors,” said Rob Flippo, MobileHelp’s CEO. “We believe his strong experience, especially in his innovative approach to developing care management programs for populations with chronic illness, will be extremely valuable as MobileHelp continues to grow its presence in the health IT space.”
“We conducted an extensive search for someone who would further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified such an outstanding individual,” said Scott Adams, MobileHelp’s Board Chairman. “I’m confident that Harry is going to make an important impact on our company.”
“I’m honored to be joining MobileHelp’s board,” said Leider. “It is a company founded on improving people’s health and well-being through innovative products and services, and I look forward to working with them as they continue to expand within the healthcare industry.”
Prior to joining Walgreens, Dr. Leider was Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Ameritox, a national specialty laboratory providing medication monitoring services to physicians treating chronic pain and serious mental illness. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer of XLHealth, a national population health company and Medicare health plan that supported seniors with common chronic illnesses.
Along with his extensive background in population health, healthcare consulting, and market research, Dr. Leider has broad experience in managed care. In addition to his leadership role at XLHealth, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Services for HealthNet, a large hospital-owned managed care organization in the Midwest.
Dr. Leider speaks frequently to national audiences and serves as a fellow, core faculty member, past board member, and President of the American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL). In recognition of his major contributions to leadership in healthcare, in April of 2015, Dr. Leider was awarded the designation of Distinguished Fellow by AAPL. In addition to his faculty role at AAPL, Dr. Leider recently served on the Professional Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
MobileHelp is a leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response Systems) and personal health management technology. The company develops and distributes market-leading products such as Cellular DUO, a fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, which provides an in-home cellular base station and a mobile device to protect customers away from home. MobileHelp’s M-PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical alert monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. In addition to emergency response services, MobileHelp offers proactive health management services such as Activity Tracking and Medication Reminders. MobileHelp, the first FDA registered mobile medical alert system provider, is a two-time recipient of Frost and Sullivan Leadership Awards, and was named to the 2014 Grow Florida Top Companies to Watch. It was ranked 90th in the Deloitte 2015 Technology Fast 500, and was cited two years in a row (2014 and 2015) in the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America. The company is located in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®. For sales or more information about MobileHelp, please call 1-800-989-9863 FREE or go online to www.MobileHelp.com.
Liz Kohler, 414-828-6198