LONDON, 8 October 2019: HealthUnlocked, the world’s largest social network for health, announced the appointment of Joe McFadden in the newly created position of Chief Technical Officer.
McFadden, a strategically focused IT leader with 20 years of experience across multiple sectors, has a proven track record in strategy development, digital transformation, enterprise architecture and organisational change. He will be instrumental in leading the technical vision of the company.
Joe’s experience spans the creative industries, media and charity sectors and joins HealthUnlocked from the Royal Opera House, where he led the delivery of a major digital transformation to reach new audiences, improve the venue experience and drive increased income.
“I’m thrilled to join HealthUnlocked and be part of its mission to empower patients and improve global health,” said McFadden. “I’m particularly excited by the potential to scale and enhance HealthUnlocked’s unique HealthGraph Machine Learning Platform, so we can better understand people’s health needs, and grow our communities by providing ever more personalised health information.”
The appointment of CTO follows a series of important new hires in the last few months that will help drive the company forward and maintain its position as the digital disruptor in healthcare. Last month, the company also hired ex PatientsLikeMe Innovation Director, Paul Wicks, PhD. to join HealthUnlocked as Chief Scientific Officer. They will be instrumental in developing and implementing a series of new initiatives and partnerships both in the US and the UK.
These key appointments are a direct reflection of the company’s growth as the demand for patient-empowered and personalised healthcare increases.
Jorge Amanet, Chief Executive Officer of HealthUnlocked, commented: “It has taken us almost 10 years to build the world’s largest patient network. We’re now embarking on a very exciting expansion phase in which I’m really pleased to join forces with Joe and Paul. Their vast experience and unique expertise will certainly help us to accelerate our ambitious growth plans to improve global health. ”
Notes to editors:
HealthUnlocked has over one million members and each year over 40 million people visit the network for help in understanding and managing their health. There are four million unique users per month across 750 communities covering 250 health conditions. An independent study by the University of Manchester of HealthUnlocked users showed a 41% increase in people staying away from the GP and a 42% decrease in people visiting A&E.
HealthUnlocked can be accessed both on the web and as an iOS mobile application
HealthUnlocked drives economic benefits by improving outcomes, reducing costs, improving patient engagement, and improving caregiver experience.