Joining Prakash Menon, Hossein Fakhrai-Rad, and the rest of BaseHealth’s highly accomplished leadership team is a great privilege. I’m eager to apply my expertise to help rapidly expand a technology that I believe in deeply.
Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2016
BaseHealth, the comprehensive predictive analytics company for healthcare, today announced Jason Pyle, MD., Ph.D. as CEO. Effective immediately, Pyle will oversee the company’s rapid growth and help further BaseHealth’s mission to bring science-backed wellness management tools to the masses. Pyle, an accomplished biotechnology executive with over fifteen years of emerging technology experience, most recently served as Chairman and CEO at Triton Innovation. Pyle earned both his MD and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Pyle will lend his deep subject matter expertise in genomics and strong executive-level leadership to BaseHealth. He has cofounded and led successful biotechnology firms including Triton Innovations, Fabric Media Inc., Sapphire Energy, Epoc Bioengineering Inc., and Pria Diagnostics. Pyle has also received numerous awards for both his contributions to biotechnology and his business leadership in the biological sciences, including Top 100 Green Executive by Forbes, Top Tech Executive by San Diego Magazine, and National Energy Innovator by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The decision to name Pyle as CEO comes at a moment of rapid expansion for BaseHealth. In the last two years, the company has released a full developer program and signed deals with partners ranging from concierge physician groups, to wellness programs, corporate wellness providers, and next generation payers. These developments, along with multiple pilot engagements with large partners, puts the Redwood City, CA-based startup well on its way to amass a dataset covering half a million lives by end of year.
“BaseHealth is on the cutting edge of personalized healthcare, and the innovative health management platform they’ve developed is on the verge of mass adoption,” said Jason Pyle, CEO of BaseHealth. “Joining Prakash Menon, Hossein Fakhrai-Rad, and the rest of BaseHealth’s highly accomplished leadership team is a great privilege. I’m eager to apply my expertise to help rapidly expand a technology that I believe in deeply.”
The BaseHealth assessment engine leverages genomic data in combination with clinical and behavioral analysis to provide population health insights and personalized, evidence-based health assessments. The company’s predictive model is backed by more than five years of extensive disease research and built from validated data from over 30,000 peer-reviewed articles. It currently includes data on specific risk factors for more than 40 common complex diseases as well as information on 38 food and drug responses, with more research being added to the platform regularly.
“BaseHealth has seen steady growth over the last 5 years as we’ve been building and validating our technology and commercially deploying BaseHealth to trusted partners. We’re now ready to massively scale our customer acquisition and enter a period of exponential growth,” said Prakash Menon, former CEO and current CTO of BaseHealth. “BaseHealth is founded and led by scientists, and we have always prided ourselves in maintaining the highest degree of scientific rigor. Jason is an experienced scientist with deep subject matter expertise who also has tremendous business-development experience; I can’t think of a better person to help us move the company forward.”
Menon, a key executive with BaseHealth for over 3 years, will transition into the role of Chief Technology Officer, where he will continue to oversee the rigorous technical development of the product.
To learn more about BaseHealth, visit: [http://www.basehealth.com.
BaseHealth is the comprehensive predictive analytics company for healthcare. We analyze wellness outcomes based on an individual’s unique clinical, lifestyle, environmental, and genetic data to understand and improve population health. Our precise prediction model is built on over 30,000 peer-reviewed studies.
BaseHealth was founded in 2011 by an interdisciplinary team of leading clinical geneticists, healthcare executives, software engineers, and physicians in Silicon Valley, California. To learn more, please visit http://www.basehealth.com/.