MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health (Livongo), a consumer digital health company, has appointed Dr. Jennifer Schneider, MD, MS, former Chief Medical Officer of Castlight Health as its Chief Medical Officer. As the newest member of Livongo's executive leadership team, led by Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman, Dr. Schneider is responsible for the development and evolution of Livongo's products and services, clinical analytics, and the company's clinical studies.
"Dr. Schneider brings deep expertise in health services research, success in building and scaling a health technology company, and intimate knowledge of the employer, provider, and payer landscapes," said Tullman. "Her passion for disruptive healthcare technologies is the perfect complement to our diverse team of executives, and will deliver immediate value to our customers."
Recognizing the need to improve traditional care management for people with chronic conditions, Livongo has paired strong healthcare knowledge with the power of Silicon Valley technology to develop an end-to-end diabetes solution for employers, health plans, and other at-risk healthcare organizations. Livongo has combined technology, real-time information, and human support to create a comprehensive solution that is the first online/telehealth program to be accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
"As both a physician and a person with diabetes, I have long understood the challenge of trying to manage a chronic disease with limited data and information," said Dr. Schneider. "When I first learned of Livongo, I immediately understood the value of an ecosystem that provided actionable information – not just data – when it was useful, with the comfort of knowing that coaching and support was available around the clock. I'm excited to be a part of a company that is reinventing chronic care management for the betterment not only of each individual, but of the system at large."
Prior to Livongo, Dr. Schneider held several key leadership roles at Castlight Health, including in clinical product development and strategic analytics, and most recently served as Chief Medical Officer. She has also held leadership roles in the provider setting as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University, and has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Schneider has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.
About Livongo Health
Livongo Health is reinventing the way people manage chronic conditions, beginning with diabetes. We are focused on improving the experience for people with diabetes, the people who care for them (family, friends, physicians), and the people who pay for their care. By offering the right information, tools and support, at the right time, we empower people with diabetes to live better and improve their health while reducing the cost of care. For more information visit: www.livongo.com.
SOURCE Livongo Health