Global leader in interactive decision-support solutions and medical education and information hires former United BioSource Corporation and Pri-Med executives as heads of strategy and operations
RESTON, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options®, LLC (CCO) and inPractice® Resources, LLC (inPractice) today announced the appointment of Joseph T. Abdalla, RPh, as Group President of CCO and inPractice and Marissa Seligman, PharmD, FACEHP, CCMEP, as CCO's Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. Together, they bring extensive healthcare industry and pharmaceutical experience in online medical information and education solutions, healthcare communications, business management and development, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate expansion and growth.
As Group President for both CCO and inPractice, Mr. Abdalla will be responsible for overall company performance and driving strategy and commercial development, overseeing expansion of CCO's leading position in the continuing medical education (CME) market, and driving growth and expansion of the specialty-focused inPractice clinical decision-support workflow solution.
He joins CCO and inPractice from United BioSource Corporation, where he most recently served as both Vice President of Business Development for its Patient Access Solutions division and General Manager of the Institute for Medical Education and Research (IMER). During his tenure at United BioSource, Mr. Abdalla led the integration of several of the different operating companies while managing day-to-day operations, sales, marketing, and strategic planning for the multiple units; he also played a critical role in some of the company's M&A activities. Previously, Mr. Abdalla served as Group President at HealthSTAR Communications and in numerous sales and marketing management roles at GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr. Seligman, as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of virology, rheumatology, and other therapeutic areas, will oversee operations, administration, and editorial functions for all of CCO. She will lead the company's expansion into new disease and therapeutic areas, leveraging CCO's core capabilities and products. As a recognized leader in the CME industry, Dr. Seligman will represent CCO with the professional CME associations, govern compliance with accrediting body guidelines, and continue to serve as a speaker at industry forums.
She joins CCO from DBC Pri-Med, LLC, where she served most recently as Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President for Regulatory and Clinical Affairs. She joined Pri-Med in 2002 and made significant contributions to the success of the company's educational programs, editorial services, and compliance record. She also oversaw accreditations for its pmiCME educational division, including its 2012 accreditation with commendation. Previously, Dr. Seligman held roles in medical and scientific communications at ViroPharma, SCP Communications, and Bayer Corporation.
"As CCO decided to spin off inPractice as a separate operating company providing a unique workflow solution and simultaneously expand CCO into new specialties, we recognized the need for additional experienced, successful, high-energy, senior-level operating and strategic leadership to help take both companies to the next level," said Jeffrey Drezner, MD, PhD, founder and Managing Director of CCO and inPractice. "We are excited to have both Marissa Seligman and Joe Abdalla join the team and are confident in their ability to ensure both companies achieve our growth and expansion goals."
About Clinical Care Options and inPractice
Clinical Care Options is the leader in the development of innovative educational technology platform that integrates all levels of medical education and information with personalization of the clinician's experience and the integration of moderated social media. It has been a pioneer in the creation of continuing education and decision-support resources for healthcare professionals. In addition, CCO and inPractice (a wholly owned subsidiary of CCO) have created original CME content and information resources designed specifically for healthcare providers in the areas of HIV, hepatology/gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology both in the United States and around the world. Educational programs encompass a spectrum of interactive online and live formats that not only provide the latest scientific information but also support the understanding, confidence, application, and competence of healthcare professionals. inPractice brings this knowledge to the point of care by translating and distilling the constant stream of new information into practical knowledge readily available in the practice setting.
For more information about the company and its programs, visit clinicaloptions.com.
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