NEW YORK, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DarioHealth Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO), a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics market, announced today the appointment of Omar Manejwala, M.D to the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer, and Barbara Stark as Senior Vice President and Head of Managed Markets. These two appointments provide decades of industry and clinical experience to the managed care and clinical support teams.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Manejwala will lead clinical delivery and quality, as well as provide support to the product and sales teams. He brings decades of experience working with patients to achieve behavior changes that result in health improvement. In addition, he has spent the last decade working with health plans and other payors to deliver value added clinical programs at the intersection of chronic conditions and behavioral health. Prior to joining DarioHealth, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Catasys Inc. a firm that blends human engagement and technology to reduce the need for expensive acute medical care by addressing its fundamental behavioral drivers.
“I’m thrilled to join this incredible team at a pivotal moment for DarioHealth as it enters a period of growth. Chronic diseases account for three-quarters of all healthcare costs, and the primary drivers of those costs relate to behaviors that are largely unaddressed. DarioHealth’s unique low-cost platform intelligently combines technology and human engagement to identify and address the behaviors that underly disease exacerbation. The company has conducted several clinical trials demonstrating efficacy, and with tens of thousands of current paying users I believe has established itself as a clear leader in chronic disease engagement—beginning with diabetes and quickly expanding this year to hypertension and pre-diabetes.”
Barbara Stark brings to DarioHealth a wealth of commercial experience within the managed care industry spanning more than thirty-five