Lewisville, Texas (September 3, 2015)—Teladoc, Inc., the nation’s leader in telehealth, announced the appointment of Julian L. Cohen as general manager and president of Teladoc Behavioral Health. The newly created position coincides with Teladoc’s expansion of its behavioral telehealth program, offering the services of board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and social workers for professional consultations on a broad range of issues.
“Julian Cohen brings to Teladoc unmatched experience and leadership in the development and management of behavioral telehealth services and his expertise will help us to further develop and enhance our program,” said Jason Gorevic, Teladoc president and chief executive officer.
Before joining Teladoc, Cohen was chief executive officer of Breakthrough, Inc., a web-based behavioral telemedicine firm that he co-founded in 2010 and was subsequently acquired in 2014. Cohen’s more than 35 years of experience in health care includes executive leadership roles in both entrepreneurial start-ups and large national companies along with deep experience in behavioral health care, telehealth services and mobile technology solutions. Earlier positions include serving in senior capacities with such organizations as Ideomed Inc., APS Healthcare Inc., Wellcare Health Plans/Harmony Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Health, DayOne Life Management, Cigna Healthcare’s MCC Behavioral, now CIGNA Behavioral Health, and the Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
“Teladoc is the nation’s leader in telehealth. I am delighted to join an organization with the resources, business model and commitment to behavioral telehealth that are essential to fully realizing its potential,” said Cohen. “I look forward to making a contribution to the Teladoc team and improving access to behavioral health care for millions of people.”
Cohen has a Master’s of Public Health in Hospital Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, both from the University of Pittsburgh.
Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) is the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, delivering on-demand health care anytime, from almost anywhere via mobile devices, the internet, secure video and phone. More than 12.5 million U.S. members are connected to Teladoc’s network of over 1,500 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health professionals who provide care for a wide range of non-emergency conditions. With a median response time of less than 10 minutes, Teladoc physicians will perform more than 525,000 telehealth visits in 2015. Teladoc and its physicians consistently earn a 95 percent member satisfaction rating or better, and Teladoc is the only telehealth company to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its physician credentialing process.
Recognized in June 2015 by MIT Technology Review as “One of the 50 Smartest Companies,” Teladoc works with health plans, employers, organizations and individuals to provide access to affordable, high-quality healthcare on-demand. Teladoc is transforming the access, cost and quality dynamics of healthcare delivery. For more information, please visit teladoc.com, twitter.com/teladoc, facebook.com/teladoc or linkedin.com/teladoc.