Medisafe Announces the Appointment of Henry Ancona as Board Chairman
Ancona brings extensive expertise leading and advising technology companies to aid Medisafe's mission to improve the health and lives of people around the world through medication adherence
BOSTON, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medisafe®, the leading personalized mobile health platform for medication management with four million patient and caregiver registered users globally, announced today the appointment of Henry Ancona as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ancona has over 30 years of operational leadership building global businesses for both large and small technology companies. As Chairman, Ancona leverages his diverse industry experience and expertise to provide insights on market approach and growth strategies.
"I am delighted to be joining Medisafe's Board. As the top medication management application in the world, Medisafe improves patients' lives by enabling them to take their medications when they need to," said Ancona. "Medisafe also offers a suite of products to pharma, payors and others that boost adherence, help drive meaningful patient engagement, and provide near real-time analytics on patient behavior."
Mr. Ancona brings a history of strategic and operational success to Medisafe. He serves as board member/chair, and executive advisor to companies in healthcare, B-to-B software and software-enabled B-to-C businesses. He currently serves as Board Chairman at Signiant, and Board member at BlueConic and at Verne Global. Ancona holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS and MS degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.
"We are thrilled to bring Henry onto our team," said Medisafe CEO Omri Shor. "Henry's wisdom and deep experience at the intersection of healthcare, technology, corporate governance, consumer interests and company growth will help Medisafe enhance our mission of improving and saving lives through medication adherence and intelligent empowerment."
Medisafe was recently named as the "Top Free & Publically Available App for Medication Management" by the prestigious IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science (formally known as IMS Institute). The report, entitled "The Growing Value of Digital Health: Evidence and Impact on Human Health and the Healthcare System," highlights Medisafe's leadership position in an industry space of over 318,000 health apps and 340 consumer wearable devices now available worldwide.
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Medisafe is the personalized medication management platform that helps patients stay on top of all their medications. More than just a pill organizer and reminder, Medisafe makes it easy to adhere to the most complicated medication schedules, enables care collaboration between a patient, their loved ones and providers, and delivers educational content and services tailored to specific conditions and situations.
Medisafe has been ranked #1 of 272 medication adherence apps in an independent research study published in the leading open-access journal JMIR. Medisafe was rated #1 by U.S. pharmacists, and has proven clinical significance via a study conducted by Quintiles-IMS with results presented at ISPOR in May 2016. Medisafe has 4 million users in over 200 countries and territories worldwide and is translated into more than 20 languages. Over 140K people have reviewed and rated the app 4.5 out of 5 stars in the app stores.
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