01 Mar Dr. Robert Lerman, Distinguished Cardiac Electrophysiologist and US Halthcare Executive Joins LindaCare as Chief Medical Officer
Leuven (Belgium) / Hartford, CT (USA), 10 July, 2018 – LindaCare, a digital health company specializing in remote patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, today announced that Rob Lerman, M.D. will join LindaCare as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations.
Dr. Lerman joins LindaCare with 24 years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology and healthcare leadership. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Lerman earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and medical school degree at Albany Medical College. He completed a residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Lerman practiced clinical cardiac electrophysiology for 18 years in Southern California where he was Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, California and a partner with Los Angeles Cardiology Associates.
In 2012, given his passion for improving the U.S. healthcare system and his experience in the clinical care of chronically ill patients, Dr. Lerman joined Dignity Health, the nation’s 5th largest health system, as a corporate Vice President. In six years with Dignity Health, Dr. Lerman worked with physicians across the system in the western U.S. to improve clinical quality and reduce unnecessary variations in care while reducing overall costs.
“Dr. Lerman’s electrophysiology background and deep knowledge of the US healthcare system from the perspective of both payers and providers, brings unique and multifaceted qualifications to his role at LindaCare,” said Shahram Sharif, Chief Executive Officer at LindaCare. “I look forward to having Rob’s insight, experience and enthusiasm on our team.”
“I’m tremendously excited to join the LindaCare team,” said Dr. Lerman. “The incorporation of remote patient monitoring into cardiac device follow-up has been demonstrated to provide earlier detection of actionable events, reduces the number of health care visits, and is associated with a high degree of patient satisfaction. The LindaCare software and service model makes it easy for clinicians to aggregate and prioritize patient data and device alerts from all major manufacturers into one straightforward platform, improving the quality and efficiency of patient care.”
In the role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lerman will work closely with LindaCare’s customers focusing on the clinical workflow and research. He will engage with key opinion leaders to advance the adoption of the OnePulse solution globally. In addition, Dr. Lerman will have responsibility for the clinical operation of the remote patient monitoring service offered by LindaCare.
LindaCare is a digital health company specializing in the development of integrated remote monitoring software solutions for chronic disease management. Created in 2015 with an initial focus on patients with heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias with cardiac implantable devices, LindaCare’s solutions will be extended to other chronic disease domains, integrating a wide range of remote monitored medical devices. The company has operations in Europe and US and plans to expand the team across both regions substantially in 2018. For more information, please visit www.lindacare.com.