Former Skyscanner executive joins Edinburgh health tech startup as COO

Edinburgh-based Current Health has appointed Richard Lennox as its chief operating officer.

Lennox, who spent more than eight years in senior leadership roles at Skyscanner, is an experienced business leader with a reputation for helping tech startups accelerate hypergrowth, and will develop and implement the company’s strategic approach to growth, and oversee product development. 

Richard Lennox, COO of Current Health said –

“Following an amazing growth journey at Skyscanner, and subsequently supporting a range of growing technology organisations, I wanted to bring that experience to focus on a single, impactful, product-led organisation.“

“Saving and preserving the quality of people’s lives is definitely impactful and I wholeheartedly believe that’s what our product does. What the Current Health team has achieved to date is exemplary, and I’m honoured to help take this great company to the next level, while also continuing to elevate Edinburgh and Scotland’s thriving tech sector.”

Current Health is partnering with six of the U.S.’s largest health systems, including Mount Sinai and Banner Health, and several NHS Trusts in the U.K. to help reduce hospital readmissions and enable better patient outcomes. Its wearable device and platform continuously track more vital signs with ICU-level accuracy than any other available device, offering a complete view of patient health and precise warning alerts so clinicians can intervene early. 

“Richard’s remarkable talent for scaling companies makes him the right choice to help us accelerate and propel our team forward,” Christopher McCann, CEO and co-founder of Current Health. “Since receiving our CE marking here in the U.K. and two FDA clearances in the U.S., we’re experiencing incredible growth and interest from top healthcare systems around the world. We need a talented business leader to implement sound strategies for sustainable growth while overseeing our product development, and we’re thrilled that Richard has joined us.”

Current Health’s wearable was designed with the patient in mind. It has over a 90% patient adherence rate, and they report feeling safer and more secure wearing it. CE-marked in the U.K. and FDA-cleared for both in-hospital and post-acute care in the U.S., Current Health was developed using one of the world’s largest physiological data sets with more than 30,000 patient hours. Its proprietary algorithms continuously analyze data to help predict a patient’s health trajectory by detecting indicators of decline earlier for faster intervention, better outcomes, and fewer preventable deaths. 

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