Doctor Care Anywhere appoints Ben Kent as COO

Kent joins Doctor Care Anywhere as COO as the company aims to drive growth in this crucial time of pandemic, taking over from interim COO Carl Engelmarc, who has shifted to the role of strategic adviser.

The newly appointed executive previously held a range of C-suite roles within healthcare and insurance, including group director of finance at Bupa, and chief financial officer at Simplyhealth.

With a proven track record in delivering strategic transformation and business development, Kent will be responsible for overseeing the aim to become a leader in digital health, focusing on development of the business’s strategic presence worldwide.

Additonally, scaling up additional value streams, including virtual specialist and mental health capabilities, will be among Kent’s duties.

“I am hugely excited to join Doctor Care Anywhere, a company at the forefront of much-needed innovation in the healthcare sector,” said the new COO. “DCA’s company mission has never been more important in today’s post-Covid world.

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“I look forward to starting work with the team and helping the company reach new heights of success as it continues to deliver an industry gold standard of end-to-end care.”

Bayju Thakar, founder and managing director at Doctor Care Anywhere, said: “I am delighted that Ben has decided to join Doctor Care Anywhere. His enviable experience and expertise will be a brilliant asset as we move forward with our strategic growth plans.

“He is well liked and widely respected within the industry, and he shares our passion for empowering patients with knowledge and helping clinicians deliver better outcomes for all. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

DCA has been leveraging cloud technologies in order to provide a personalised hub for each user that combines primary and secondary care with diagnostics, and includes a secure patient record that can be accessed at any time.

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