VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 4, 2014) - Medeo launched its innovative healthcare technology in January 2013, allowing BC residents to conveniently see their doctors online. Since then, 350 family doctors and specialists across British Columbia have joined Medeo to provide patients with online care via computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device. With a year of positive growth and countless successful healthcare visits completed, Medeo is investing in the expansion of its proven digital care delivery technology to service new markets and a broader scope of health and wellness. To drive these growth objectives forward, Medeo has recruited three new executives to its team: Michael Dingle, President & COO; Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, Chief Medical Officer; and Michael Smit, Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.
President & COO Michael Dingle has a track-record replete with technology success. His mark was left on the Vancouver tech scene where he spearheaded the initial growth and huge successes at Blast Radius, where he was Executive Vice President and responsible for global business development. "Companies like Medeo will be a big part of the future of health care," said Mr. Dingle. "Our job is to navigate the complexities of the market and regulatory environments to make that happen, in a way that engages and empowers all of the necessary stakeholders to collaborate effectively."
New Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alexandra Greenhill has already been instrumental in the growth and development of Medeo. Dr. Greenhill is a nationally recognized Canadian physician leader having received many awards, including WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, the BIV Top 40 under 40 and the Queen Elizabeth II Medal of Service. Dr. Greenhill said, "I have spent the better part of my career thinking about how we can use technology to make healthcare better and more accessible, and I have never been more excited than I am about the potential of Medeo to deliver a win-win-win solution for patients, physicians and providers."
Chief Strategy Officer Michael Smit has a storied career in the worlds of digital strategy and brand development. Most recently, Mr. Smit held the position of CEO at Vancouver-based Invoke, helping to build the professional services arm of that successful innovation company following the successful launch of Invoke Labs, a strategic business accelerator.
Medeo.ca allows BC residents with valid Medical Services Plan coverage to complete an online, provincially insured visit with a licenced BC doctor - all from the comfort of their own home or office. Medeo.ca eliminates the travel and reduces the wait times necessary to see your doctor. This is particularly helpful for individuals with mobility challenges and for patients in rural and remote communities who otherwise face long distance travel in order to see physicians. Using Medeo.ca is easy and takes only minutes. On average, over 200 patients sign up each day for Medeo.
"The speed of progress and growth at Medeo.ca is incredible," said Ryan Wilson, CEO. "We're adding incredible talent to our team every week, and I am humbled by the caliber of new executive leadership that we have secured. It's a testament to how strongly our people believe in our made-in-BC vision of affordable, accessible virtual care."
A graduate of McGill University, Michael Dingle was the driving force behind the Blast Radius' expansion into Toronto, New York, California, and Europe, and expects to similarly expand the footprint that Medeo has on the quality of global healthcare. Prior to Blast Radius, he managed business operations for Colliers International in markets throughout the United States and founded and operated a property development business. Michael sits on the board at UWC Pearson College.
Chief Medical Officer Dr.Alexandra Greenhill, B.Sc. M.D. CCFP is a nationally recognized Canadian physician leader, graduate of Université de Montreal and McGill University and has practiced as an emergency and family practice physician in Quebec, Ontario and BC. As an early technology adopter, she has used over 20 different electronic medical record systems to offer patient care in the hospital, office and now online realm.
In prior roles, Chief Strategy Officer Michael Smit led the deployment of innovative web, mobile, and interactive TV strategies at Modem Media in London, and launched Academy, a world-class creative agency operated within the Wunderman advertising network. Notably, for over 10 years, Mr. Smit was leading and managing teams within Blast Radius, primarily focused on contributing to the early innovations in digital sports strategies for Nike, one of his long-time clients. During this time he also collaborated with Mr. Dingle in helping drive the growth of that business. Additionally, he has been on the board of advisors for TEDxVancouver.
Medeo is a BC-based company with its head office in Vancouver. Medeo.ca was created to equip doctors with modern technology to ensure all Canadians have access to quality healthcare regardless of their location, mobility or time pressures. For more information about our highly skilled and passionate leadership team, click here.
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