AdhereTech Appoints Chris O’Brien as Chief Executive Officer

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O’Brien will focus on expanding market access and continued patient growth, which has seen a 650% increase over the past two years. Co-founder Josh Stein will continue as President.

AdhereTech, the leading manufacturer of connected devices for increasing adherence and connecting patients to care, announced today that it has appointed Digital Health veteran Chris O’Brien as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Josh Stein, AdhereTech’s Cofounder and founding CEO, will continue to serve as both President and as a Member of the company’s Board of Directors.

“Since I cofounded AdhereTech eight years ago, it has been my greatest honor to serve as our CEO,” said Stein. “Over that time, AdhereTech’s incredible team has built a thriving healthcare technology business, with customers including many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms, pharmacies, and healthcare companies. Yet I’m most fulfilled by the positive impact that AdhereTech has been able to deliver for so many patients with cancer, MS, HIV, and other serious diseases - over the last two years alone we’ve increased the number of patients by over 650%.”

“The Board and I are wholly confident that Chris is the perfect leader to drive AdhereTech’s future growth and expansion,” Stein continued. “Chris is a seasoned executive who has led and scaled numerous businesses in technology and healthcare. Additionally, his connection to AdhereTech runs deep. I first met Chris back in 2012 when he was a mentor to early-stage healthcare companies in the Blueprint Health accelerator program.”

“It’s long been said that adherence is the greatest health problem in America,” said Chris O’Brien. “Sadly, most adherence platforms are either ineffective or fail to scale. I was absolutely blown away by the data that AdhereTech and its partners have published on the effectiveness of our Smart Bottle Programs over many thousands of patients.”

“At Everyday Health, Chris was instrumental in growing our Healthcare Professional business by more than 500% during his time with the company,” said Ben Wolin, co-founder of Everyday Health and Chairman of AdhereTech. “Chris is the perfect executive to help AdhereTech broaden access to its Smart Bottles while expanding into new product categories.”

Chris O’Brien was most recently General Manager of the Healthcare Professional business at Everyday Health (acquired by Ziff Davis), where he grew the audience to over 800,000 US Physicians. Chris has long been active in the NYC venture community, having helped to start a number of venture-backed businesses, most recently Motionbox, which was sold to Hewlett-Packard in 2010. Chris started his career as a software developer at Bell Labs and Bell Communications Research.

About AdhereTech

AdhereTech is a healthcare technology company that has developed the only medication adherence platform that is clinically-proven to be effective, via published data from multiple leading specialty pharmacies. AdhereTech’s customers include many of the largest pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies, as well as many other large healthcare firms. AdhereTech’s programs result in patients staying on the medication longer, with increased adherence while they are on therapy, driving 1+ additional fills of medication per patient each year - as published by numerous Fortune-50 healthcare companies and peer-reviewed journals. Patients love using AdhereTech, with programs receiving an average patient satisfaction rating of 4.7 out of 5. Learn more at

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