Weatogue, CT – January 13, 2014 – Health and wellness technology start-up, Health Connections, today announced the appointment of Richard Braddock to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014.
Mr. Braddock has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Priceline.com at the height of its growth and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Citicorp and its principal subsidiary, Citibank, N.A.. Mr. Braddock has also served on several Boards of Directors, including of the Eastman Kodak Company (lead director), Marriot International, Cadbury Schweppes, Lotus and FreshDirect. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Braddock said of his appointment, “Health Connections intrigues me because it has an innovative approach to using technology to transform the way a patient or employee engages with healthcare and wellness systems, which mirrors the game-changing technology and vision of companies I have worked with in the past. Health and wellness are also areas I am personally passionate about and think are areas greatly in need of improvement. It is with great pleasure that I join a team of unique innovators, entrepreneurs and board members who have a have a collective goal to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare cost through digital health technologies.”
“We are so excited to have Richard Braddock on our Board,“ commented Health Connections' Founder, Marty Jaramillo. “We are honored and know we will benefit tremendously from his immense C-level experience and personal involvement.” Health Connections is a simplemobile and web platform to connect the healthcare and wellness resources provided by employers or providers to individuals. It is a white-labeled and customized healthcare intranet. Health Connections platform was identified by Startup Health as unrivaled and has included the company in its prestigious Healthcare Transformer Academy. Health Connections has also been selected by Connecticut Innovations (the state's Private Equity division) for investment.