QuantHealth, an Israeli AI-enabled clinical trial-design startup, announced that David Dornstreich is joining the company as its general manager and chief commercial officer of U.S. operations, which marks its entry into the U.S. market.
Dornstreich previously held the role of senior vice president of business development at healthcare data company ConcertAI, vice president of strategic initiatives and data partnerships at healthcare IT company Allscripts (now Veradigm), and chief commercial officer at medical intelligence platform Dr. Evidence.
Alongside the executive leadership team, Dornstreich will work to scale QuantHealth’s business globally and oversee the company’s operations in the U.S.
QuantHealth offers clinical trial-simulation software that utilizes AI-enabled drug development data software. Its Clinical-Simulator helps researchers predict how individual patients in a clinical trial will respond to treatment.
“Joining QuantHealth is a culmination of my career in life sciences, where I’ve been fortunate to play an integral role in scaling companies that touch every single corner of the industry – from payers to data and analytics companies,” Dornstreich said in a statement. “After three years of advising Arnon and Orr, I’m excited to join them in transforming QuantHealth from an Israeli startup to a global company.”
Rural hybrid care provider Homeward is adding Centene executive Brent Layton to its board of directors.
Layton worked for Medicaid managed care organization Centene in various positions, including president and chief operating officer, head of business development, and overseer of provider network development and health plan market expansion. He retired from Centene this year and is joining Homeward to assist in its expansion from beneficiaries of Medicare to those within Medicaid, ACA and commercial networks.
Homeward, which launched last year with a $20 million investment from General Catalyst, provides healthcare services to rural communities through its traveling mobile units, in patients’ homes or virtually.
“Brent brings a wealth of expertise in managed care, having supported the development and scaling of business units that were important to Centene’s growth strategy and rise in position within the Fortune 100,” Dr. Jennifer Schneider, cofounder and CEO of Homeward, said in a statement.
“He adds another dynamic component to Homeward’s world-class team and further validates our industry leadership and opportunity ahead. Now, more than ever, we are in a strong position to continue advancing our mission while delivering the best possible care experience to our members.”
Bend Health, a virtual pediatric behavioral care provider, announced it promoted Dr. Amit Parikh to chief medical officer.
Parikh will focus on scaling the company’s pediatric digital behavioral health services and growing the care team and infrastructure to implement a pediatric collaborative care model.
“Providing access to high-quality pediatric behavioral healthcare to children and their families is an urgent and unmet healthcare need in our country,” Dr. Parikh said in a statement. “Bend’s virtual pediatric behavioral health platform helps those needing services gain access to behavioral health care quickly, and I am committed to extending this lifeline to more families.
“The current mental health crisis also affects providers, and we are actively addressing the drivers of burnout, fostering growth, streamlining tasks, and providing necessary resources for exceptional care.”