ATLANTA, Oct. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, a leading digital health and wellness engagement platform, has appointed digital health veteran Nupura Kolwalkar as senior vice president of integration strategy. Most recently a senior executive at HealthPort, Kolwalkar will use her experience fostering a collaborative ecosystem between those who provide care and those who receive it to help Sharecare further its mission to empower people on every step of their health journey.
“Streamlining interoperability is critical to delivering on Sharecare’s value proposition for all members of the healthcare ecosystem, whether consumers, providers or payors,” said Russ Johannesson, chief operating officer at Sharecare. “Nupura’s experience integrating multidisciplinary teams at several leading health companies uniquely positions her to make good on that promise, and truly unify our products and services for consumers and clients alike.”
As HealthPort’s chief technology officer and vice president of research and development, Kolwalkar managed a global team stretching across product development, architecture, data, technology, quality assurance, business analytics and client experience. Previously, she held roles across strategy, product, and research and development at NexGen, McKesson and Pfizer.
“Sharecare’s comprehensive approach addresses the full gamut of challenges that consumers face with their health, and is unlike any I have seen in my many years in the industry,” said Kolwalkar. “I’m excited for the opportunity to help integrate and grow these innovative technologies, and empower people to more effectively and efficiently improve their health."
A native of Pune, India, Kolwalkar earned a masters degree in Industrial Statistics and Economics from the University of Pune, and an additional masters in Computer Science from Auburn University. She is based at Sharecare’s headquarters in Atlanta.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place, and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.
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