Clarify Health Appoints Kara Dennis SVP and GM of Life Sciences
Dennis to spearhead new division
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2018 /BUSINESS WIRE/ – Clarify Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in machine learning-enabled care optimization, announced today that Kara Dennis has been appointed SVP and GM of Life Sciences. Dennis will be responsible for spearheading the Company’s new business division, leading the development of new offerings to provide insight for biopharmaceutical companies as they develop and market new therapies and treatments.
Building on momentum from Clarify Health’s Series B funding round in which the Company raised $57 million, this division will focus on closing the data gap to improve patient outcomes for emerging therapies and personalized medicine.
Prior to joining Clarify Health, Dennis was managing director of mobile health at Medidata Solutions, an industry-leading provider of SaaS solutions to the Life Sciences R&D industry, where she was responsible for the creation of a comprehensive offering in mobile health. Dennis led an experienced team to create, deliver and scale the offering, which included technologies for patent engagement and for the integration of wearable sensor data into clinical trials. Under her guidance, her team led the acquisition of a complementary cloud software company in 2017, growing her client base to include several top ten pharmaceutical companies and over a dozen of the top 50 largest companies, in addition to biotech and medical device organizations. Before Medidata, Dennis spent four years in McKinsey & Co’s healthcare practice, and subsequently worked in corporate development for Ikaria, a private-equity backed biotech since acquired by Mallinckrodt.
“I am thrilled to join Clarify Health to build solutions for capturing and surfacing real world evidence across siloed stakeholders,” said Dennis. “For many years, I have been excited about how we can apply data to impact patient care in a positive and holistic way; the Clarify platform is a powerhouse for providing the life sciences industry with insights that could transform current approaches to personalized medicine and clinical trials.”
“Kara is a proven leader who has a bold vision to reshape the life sciences sector through technology that delivers far more precise and actionable patient insights. We are delighted that she has chosen to join us to lead this exciting next chapter in our journey,” said Jean Drouin, MD, CEO and co-founder of Clarify Health. “With Kara’s vast experience and track record in the clinical trial space, Clarify Health will be ideally positioned to enable our customers to bring to market innovative products far more efficiently and cost-effectively.”
Dennis is a frequent speaker on patient engagement in clinical trials and has been interviewed by Bloomberg, NPR, Clinical Leader, The Street, MobiHealthNews and PharmaVOICE. She was named to the PharmaVOICE 100 in 2015 and was highlighted as a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Rising Star that same year. Dennis holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.
About Clarify Health Solutions
Clarify Health delivers the insights and digital solutions that empower physicians, health systems, and payers to optimize care and thrive in a value-based world. The Clarify Health platform seamlessly integrates machine learning, artificial intelligence, real-time patient navigation, and smart workflows to proactively guide patients and their caregivers through personalized care journeys. Providers and payers receive faster, more actionable insights to deliver optimal care. Clarify Health brings together committed and passionate colleagues with backgrounds in big data and AI engineering from financial services together with extensive clinical operations expertise.