The addition of two formidable healthcare leaders signals Swift’s continued progress in advancing next-generation wound care and commitment to growth
TORONTO, CANADA, August 22, 2023 – Swift Medical, an advanced digital health technology company focused on improving clinical and economic outcomes in chronic and acute wound care, has appointed Neil Sharma as its new Chief Commercial Officer, and Joseph Filippoli as its new Chief Information Officer, effective immediately.
Sharma is a seasoned global business leader and change agent with deep experience driving successful go-to-market strategies for corporate and startup technology-led business across the digital health ecosystem. Most recently, Sharma served as Executive Vice President at Sword Health, a trailblazer in digital physical therapy that Sharma helped scale to a $1.8B valuation. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at Accolade Health (personalized care delivery navigation and advocacy), nuVizz (hospital system logistics), and Pinn (healthcare cybersecurity). Sharma is also credited with pioneering Microsoft’s entry into mobile digital media and running the largest P&L at Samsung Mobile.
Filippoli brings over three decades of experience leading healthcare technology enterprises, driving technology innovation, operational efficiency and bottom-line profitability. Prior to Swift, Filippoli served as the founding Chief Information Officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare (clinical pharmacy). He also formerly served as the Information Technology Health System Director at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Additionally, Filippoli helped found the successful high growth startup ExcelleRx, Inc.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome these two digital health powerhouses to continue propelling Swift’s growth strategy and expansion into new markets,” said Brian Litten, CEO of Swift. “Neil and Joe both have successful track records of scaling innovative healthcare companies and driving adoption of new technologies. Together, we can continue to revolutionize wound care for the millions of patients and providers in need.”
Chronic wounds are the leading risk factor for hospitalizations, with almost 20% of the Medicare population experiencing a chronic wound at any given time. Conservative estimates for the yearly cost of wound care in the U.S. is more than $67B, which is estimated to rise to $82B by 2030 with the increased rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, and an aging population.
“Swift is the leading clinically driven wound care imaging and documentation software solution in the market today with more than 20 peer reviewed publications, the most in its category,” said Neil Sharma, CCO of Swift Medical. “It is uniquely positioned to support clinicians who are serving this growing, high-risk population and I look forward to accelerating the company’s mission to provide high-quality patient-centric care to improve clinical and operational outcomes.”
Filippoli is currently directing Swift’s Information Technology enterprise, including overseeing Swift’s platform upgrade to optimize service, security and interoperability for current customers and the largest payers and risk-bearing providers.
“With the evolving healthcare landscape, our platform must exceed the expectations of providers across the care continuum today and tomorrow. It is my mission to deliver on that commitment,” said Joe Filippoli, CIO of Swift Medical.
About Swift Medical
Swift Medical is the global leader in digital wound care. We are headquartered in Toronto, with operations expanding across the U.S. and Canada. Our mission is to make empathy-driven wound care ubiquitous through AI-powered diagnostic technology. We are the trusted wound technology partner of more than 4,000 healthcare facilities in North America across the continuum of care with over 20,000 clinical users. More than 20 million wound images and 40 million assessments have been captured through the app, which has empowered healthcare providers to deliver standardized, accessible and equitable wound care for every patient – with advanced, high-precision imaging, compliant documentation, clinical analytics and remote care. To learn more about Swift Medical, visit us at www.swiftmedical.com.