“Chief medical officers: They’re not just for hospitals anymore! Once relegated to the sterile halls of health systems, CMOs have begun popping up on the executive rosters of tech giants looking to expand their reach into healthcare.”
“The latest to jump on this trend is Palantir, the Peter Thiel-chaired developer of analytics software for processing the massive amounts of data collected by organizations in government, manufacturing, finance, cybersecurity and, yes, the life sciences.”
“Carving out the new role is William Kassler, M.D., a physician and public health expert who was most recently the CMO for government health and human services at IBM Watson Health, where he also served as deputy chief health officer.”
“Prior to that, Kassler held CMO roles at the New England regional office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. He was also previously the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC‘s) health services research and evaluation branch.”
“At Palantir, he’ll lead the company’s public health and life sciences teams, which develop analytics platforms for government, commercial and international clients.”
“A key part of Kassler’s new position will see him serving as something of a “translator” between the technological expertise of Palantir’s data engineers and developers and the healthcare experience of the company’s clients, he told Fierce Medtech in an interview…” Read the full article here.
Source: Palantir appoints IBM Watson Health vet Kassler to be analytics firm’s first CMO — By Andrea Park, May 3, 2021. Fierce Biotech.
Palantir was named to the list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.