|[October 28, 2013]
HealthHelp Adds Leading Oncology Expert, Dr. Cindy Ippoliti, to Enhance the Company's Oncology Program
HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--
HealthHelp, a leader in specialty benefits management, welcomes Dr.
Cindy Ippoliti to the position of Oncology Pharmacy Consultant. Dr.
Ippoliti brings with her 25 years in the field of oncology pharmacy
practice and research.
HealthHelp leads the way in oncology benefit management through its
innovative, consultative, non-denial model that allows the ordering
physicians access to best-in-class, evidence-based clinical guidelines,
and a collaborative peer-to-peer consultation with top oncologists in
The addition of Ippoliti's vast knowledge fits directly in line with
HealthHelp's mission to move healthcare forward into the next century.
Ippoliti is highly regarded in her field for broadening the oncology
programs at many esteemed hospitals and research centers, including M.D.
Anderson's renowned Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Cornell Medical Center, among others.
HealthHelp's innovative, patient-focused oncology services were added to
ensure that cancer patients receive only the necessary medical
procedures and therapeutic regimens. This is achieved through the
continuous evaluation and adaptation of the most current clinical
oncology practices. In this rapidly changing field, Dr. Ippoliti brings
to HealthHelp a unique ability to keep the company's scholarship moving
as quickly as possible, keeping pace with any new developments in
evidence-based medicine and therapeutics, patient treatments and
When HealthHelp's Chief Executive Officer, Cherrill Farnsworth, reviewed
Dr. Ippoliti's impressive history in the field, she knew the doctor
would be an excellent addition to the team.
"At HealthHelp, keeping abreast of the latest medical technology is
vital-for us and for our clients," says Farnsworth. "Bringing Cindy on
board was a strategic move for the company to further our knowledge-base
in the field of oncological pharmaceuticals. We are thrilled to have
Dr. Ippoliti will work directly alongside HealthHelp's management team,
Mark Tankersley PhD, Dr. Tony DeFrance, and Dr. Ira Braunschweig, to
enhance the oncoloy program for oncology drug management to provide
safe and sound drug treatments for HealthHelp's clients. Additionally,
she will move forward the company's outcomes research for publication.
Dr. Ippoliti's research is unrivaled and has been published in numerous
respected medical journals, translated into both English and Turkish.
She has shared her work nationally at hospitals and medical symposiums,
which is why HealthHelp's Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Braunschweig
solicited her for the position.
"Dr. Ippoliti is truly an innovator in the field of medical oncology,"
says Dr. Braunschweig. "She was at the University of Texas, M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center for many years, where she was instrumental in
growing their stem cell transplant program into one of the premier
programs in the country. We look forward to benefiting from her
expertise and vision, as we continue to bolster our quality program here
"Clinical pharmacy patient management and health outcomes research have
a large impact on quality patient care. Dr. Ippoliti has many years of
experience as well as advanced training and continues to teach in a
clinical residency training program. She brings great clinical patient
management strength to our team and also adds to our expert bandwidth
for producing high quality health outcomes for our payor partners and
their membership. These strengths will help us move healthcare forward
in the medical oncology realm. We are excited to have her join the
team," says Mark Tankersley PHD, HealthHelp's Director of Medical
Economics and Outcomes Research. In addition, Dr. Tony DeFrance,
HealthHelp's Chief Medical Officer, touts Dr. Ippoliti as a highly
respected name in the field of oncology.
"HealthHelp has always sought the highest levels of clinical
professionals for its team, which is why we are so excited about
bringing Dr. Ippoliti aboard. Dr. Ippoliti will help us continue to
improve the quality of HealthHelp's oncology programs and outcomes,"
says Dr. DeFrance.
HealthHelp, a leader in specialty benefits management, generates
significant savings and return on investment for health care payors by
enhancing physician knowledge, improving quality of care, and reducing
unnecessary radiation exposure and inappropriate oncology use of
chemotherapeutic regiments Each of its programs addresses a different
aspect of oncology, cardiology, radiology, emergency
medicine, spinal surgery and pain management, and sleep care. The
clients of Houston-based HealthHelp administer local, statewide, and
national health care plans across the country. For more information
about HealthHelp's programs, visit http://www.healthhelp.com/specialties/.
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