Better Co-Founder, former Health Hero Network CTO and COO, and digital health pioneer will serve as Chief Product Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2018 – Cricket Health, a tech-enabled provider of integrated kidney care, announced today that Geoffrey Clapp has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. Clapp is a digital health veteran, having founded, led and advised several health technology companies.
“Geoffrey brings years of technology, health care, and product development expertise to Cricket Health, and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Cricket Health CEO Arvind Rajan. “With experience building and growing patient-focused digital health solutions, he will help us achieve our mission of transforming the patient experience while alleviating the burden of kidney disease for patients, providers, and payers.”
Clapp is an experienced health care entrepreneur who co-founded Better, a personal consumer health assistant service developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and private equity company Social Capital. He also brings deep experience as a digital health startup investor and advisor from senior roles at Peak State Ventures, GE Ventures, and Rock Health. With a foundation in engineering at Apple and Kodak, Clapp brought his technology expertise to health care as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Health Hero Network. In the latter role, he helped grow Health Hero to be the largest remote patient monitoring company in the world before it was acquired by Bosch in 2008. Today he serves on the board of trustees at Goucher College, and is a mentor at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator.
“Cricket Health is transforming the kidney care system to put the focus back where it should be, on keeping patients healthy, happy—and most important—at home, rather than at the hospital or dialysis center,” said Clapp. “Cricket’s model leverages the best in data analytics, digital health technology, and clinical care, and I look forward to making a difference in the lives of patients around the country.”
Cricket Health takes a totally different approach to kidney care by focusing on early diagnosis and preventive care to slow disease progression and prolong kidney function as long as possible. Cricket’s integrated care model combines a nephrology practice that provides remote, in-person, and at-home care; a multidisciplinary care team to coordinate care and manage outcomes; state-of-the-art technology to provide patient education and 24/7 peer and clinical support; and dialysis care either at home or in redesigned centers that put patient empowerment first.
Clapp is the newest addition to an expert team with diverse technology, nephrology, and managed care backgrounds. Other members include:
- Chief Medical Officer Carmen A. Peralta, MD, MAS, renowned nephrologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco;
- Chief Business Officer Danny Shapiro, kidney care industry veteran formerly of DaVita Kidney Care and Home Care Assistance;
- Chief Administrative Officer Robert Sepucha, former Former Fresenius Medical Care executive;
- Chief Technology Officer Sam Mankiewicz, digital health engineering leader; and
- Head of Clinical Operations Dianna Budgeon, clinical expert and former Sound Physicians executive.
The senior team will continue to drive the company’s expansion of its tech-enabled programs and clinical footprint. This comes on the heels of Cricket’s $24 million Series A funding round in September, led by Oak HC/FT.
About Cricket Health
Cricket Health is a specialty care provider of integrated nephrology and dialysis care for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD). Cricket Health delivers world-class, technology-enabled multidisciplinary care to achieve the best outcomes possible for patients and the best value for partners, keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital, accelerating access to transplant, and increasing home dialysis adoption. The company’s team and advisors include leaders in healthcare and technology, and is based in San Francisco. Learn more at www.crickethealth.com or follow us @crickethealth.
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