Former Walmart Health SVP Joins Testing Company
Sean Slovenski, the former SVP and president of Walmart U.S. health and wellness, has become CEO of Atlanta-based BioIQ, an aggregator of testing solutions and optimizer of lab capacity for employers and health plans.
“Sean has unmatched expertise in developing real-world, scalable solutions to fix some of the most complex problems in health care,” noted Justin Bellante, BioIQ’s co-founder, president and COO. “Overwhelmed by the chaos of COVID-19, the established players have proven that their approach to testing cannot meet this challenge. We’re thrilled to have Sean on our team in this critical moment. His leadership will be transformational for our industry.”
Timely results of COVID-19 tests are required to stem the spread of the virus, and BioIQ is working on addressing this issue, through its national network of labs and advanced analytics, to enable businesses to protect their workforces. Over the past six months, seven of the Fortune 50 companies have approached the company to manage their COVID-19 testing needs, according to BioIQ, which also noted that it also currently works with more than 40 health plans covering 170 million people.
“I believe reinventing the testing industry is the only way out of the pandemic,” said Slovenski. “BioIQ has the right approach to tackle this crisis head-on. The company enables more to be tested faster with reliable results at lower costs. We can help America’s businesses get back to work and, most importantly, keep communities safe from COVID-19.”
In addition to creating customized testing solutions for the current pandemic crisis, BioIQ manages testing, analytics, education and care navigation for colorectal cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening health conditions.
Slovenski abruptly left Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart early last month after just two years in his role there. During his tenure, Walmart began expanding its retail health efforts, including the opening of Walmart Health centers adjacent to the retailer’s stores in various states.