SUNRISE, Fla., May 20, 2016 — MDLIVE, the nation’s leader in the rapidly growing virtual health market, today announced that Tom Barone has been appointed president and chief operating officer.
Barone brings more than 20 years of operations, supply chain, client service, business development, call center, eCommerce and executive leadership experience to MDLIVE from companies including eBay Enterprise, Bank of America and General Electric. In his role new role, Barone oversees MDLIVE’s operations; call center and infrastructure organizations.
“This is an exciting time for MDLIVE as we continue to grow and make investments in our future,” said Randy Parker, MDLIVE founder and chief executive officer. “With Tom’s operational and executive leadership expertise and vision, we will be able to identify the infrastructure and investments required to better manage our rapid growth and ensure long-term success.”
“Telehealth is changing how healthcare is delivered and MDLIVE is at the forefront of this revolution,” said Tom Barone, MDLIVE president and chief operating officer. “MDLIVE is experiencing an incredible surge in demand for its services and I am pleased to be a part of such an innovative company at this exciting time.”
Prior to MDLIVE, Barone was vice president of North American operations at eBay Enterprise, where he led fulfillment and transportation, customer service, and omnichannel solutions across the business. Other executive leadership roles include COO at Accretive Commerce and senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Bank of America, as well as various leadership roles at GSI Commerce and GE Plastics. Tom has a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and a master of management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Barone reports directly to MDLIVE Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Randy Parker.
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient care. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors and pediatricians via secure online video, phone or the MDLIVE App. Instead of the inconvenience and expense of ER or urgent care visits for non-emergency issues, registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go, and if necessary, obtain an e-prescription. Through Breakthrough, the company’s behavioral health service, MDLIVE enables consumers to schedule video appointments with licensed therapists. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit www.MDLIVE.com.