NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbleTo, Inc., the leading provider of innovative behavioral telehealth programs proven to improve patient outcomes, increase access, and lower healthcare costs, announced today that Clifford A. Farren, Jr. joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Farren joins AbleTo following his role at QuintilesIMS, where he served as Vice President of Finance for the United States Business Unit.
"Cliff has a deep understanding and passion for innovation in healthcare, demonstrated in a career with small and large companies," said AbleTo CEO Rob Rebak. "He is experienced in driving high revenue growth and overseeing successful acquisitions and integrations. Cliff understands the importance of data and analytics and its impact on delivery, quality of care, and the importance of outcomes."
Distinguished Career in Healthcare Software, Data, and Analytics
Prior to serving at QuintilesIMS, Mr. Farren served in senior and C-level financial leadership roles at QualityHealth and TargetRx. In his career, Mr. Farren has also been responsible for digital patient engagement and customer ROI modeling. As Chief Financial Officer of AbleTo, Mr. Farren will be responsible for the company's financial and operational strategy, while managing administrative, financial, and technology investments.
"I have had my eye on AbleTo for the last several years. Behavioral health has a huge access issue, as well as an under-diagnosis of stress, depression, and anxiety in patients with chronic medical conditions," said Mr. Farren. "Health plans and employers realize the connection between medical and behavioral health and the market is rushing to transform themselves. AbleTo, as a tech-enabled, aggregator platform, is exactly what the industry and patients need."
"I've had the privilege of working with Rob [Rebak] when he was CEO of QualityHealth," he continued. "Rob knows digital health and how to grow a business. He is going to take AbleTo far, and I am excited for the journey."
Mr. Farren earned a BBA in Finance from Saint Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY. He will be based in AbleTo's New York City headquarters.
About AbleTo, Inc.
AbleTo, Inc. has been treating patients for over five years, and improves patient outcomes and lowers costs by providing treatment that integrates behavioral and medical health care. AbleTo's structured therapy programs strengthen medical recovery and self-care among members with chronic or complex clinical needs. AbleTo 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 AbleTo licensed providers who deliver weekly sessions by phone or video. AbleTo programs are clinically proven to improve both behavioral health and medical outcomes while lowering overall spending for high-cost, high-risk members. AbleTo's investors include .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners/Sandbox Industries and HLM Venture Partners.
AbleTo is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more professional services entities, including AbleTo Behavioral Health Services, P.C., that are managed by or affiliated with AbleTo Inc., a management company.
John D. Pelle
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