NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbilTo, Inc., the leading provider of behavioral telehealth programs proven to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs, announced today that Dorothy Gemmell joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. The company also announced two new hires joining the management team: Jonathan Stout, VP Strategy, and Jason Goodhand, VP Product. "These talented healthcare professionals will help us meet the significant unmet behavioral health needs of millions of people across the United States," said AbilTo CEO Rob Rebak.
This news arrives a week before the National Business Group on Health Fall Conference in Washington D.C., where AbilTo will present new outcomes research to Fortune 500 executives in attendance.
"Growth opportunity in behavioral health"
Ms. Gemmell joins AbilTo three months after the company announced Rob Rebak as Chief Executive Officer. She most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Practice Fusion, where she led Sales and Strategic Partnerships. As Chief Commercial Officer, Ms. Gemmell will lead sales, account management, and marketing, and will be responsible for the company's next phase of revenue expansion.
"I have known Dorothy for over 15 years, and have tremendous respect for her success as a commercial leader. She has consistently delivered outstanding growth for healthcare IT platform companies," said Mr. Rebak. "She brings outstanding cross-functional experience with products serving both providers and patients across multiple platforms. She shares our vision that behavioral healthcare in the country is a must-have, not a nice to have. We are fortunate to have Dorothy's experience and passion to help make our vision a reality."
"Behavioral health reminds me of the consumer health movement when I joined WebMD in the late 1990s. The growth opportunity in behavioral health and the chance to improve peoples' lives is almost unlimited," said Ms. Gemmell. "AbilTo is an aggregator platform that is uniquely positioned for significant growth because of its stellar clinical and economic outcomes data, the marketplace need for continued innovation in the delivery of BH services, and AbilTo's highly experienced and passionate team who can deliver."
Expanding management team
AbilTo also announced two additional hires who will serve on the company's management team:
- Jonathan Stout joins as Vice President, Strategy, following leadership positions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
- Jason Goodhand joins as Vice President, Product, bringing experience from Pearson and Hearst.
Ms. Gemmell, Mr. Stout, and Mr. Goodhand will be based out of AbilTo's New York City headquarters.
About AbilTo, Inc.
AbilTo, Inc. (pronounced "able to") was founded in 2008 to improve patient outcomes and lower costs by providing treatment that integrates behavioral and medical health care. AbilTo's structured therapy programs strengthen medical recovery and self-care among members with chronic or complex clinical needs. AbilTo analytics, coupled with our highly-trained engagement team, identify members with unmet, often undiagnosed, behavioral health needs. A proprietary telehealth platform connects individuals and their care teams with AbilTo licensed providers who deliver weekly sessions by phone or video. AbilTo programs are clinically proven to improve both behavioral health and medical outcomes while lowering overall spending for high-cost, high-risk members. AbilTo's investors include .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners/Sandbox Industries and HLM Venture Partners.
AbilTo is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more professional services entities, including AbilTo Behavioral Health Services, P.C., that are managed by or affiliated with AbilTo Inc., a management company.
John D. Pelle
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