Recent growth fuels expansion in HelpAround leadership team.
Over the last 18 months the world has been wrestling with an unprecedented global pandemic. The full extent of COVID-19’s repercussions will no doubt be debated for many years to come, but in the area of Specialty Pharmacy, there can be no disagreement that we have seen a seismic (and fundamental) shift. The patient journey, already a complex and fragmented process, became almost impossible overnight with the elimination of in-person clinic visits and implementation of mandatory stay-at-home orders. The phone calls, faxes, and paper signatures that defined many onboarding and adherence protocols suddenly seemed old fashioned as society moved to Zoom calls and digital messaging. Pharma manufacturers were forced to accelerate their technology upgrade cycles and innovation roadmaps as their patients needed solutions immediately. In many ways, COVID-19 opened the door to digital innovation, but at this moment, the specialty pharma industry has picked up the torch and we are finally seeing the patient journey evolve for the digital age.
With the increased interest and adoption of mobile connectivity amongst the specialty pharma industry, HelpAround has experienced incredible growth. As the the only digital/mobile-first platform dedicated to providing a toolkit for the speciality patient journey, the number of brands looking to partner with HelpAround has exploded. At this point, we are onboarding multiple pharma manufacturers to the HelpAround platform each month as well as continuing to drive expansion in our network of SP and Hub partners nationwide. With turnkey connectivity across the ecosystem including hubs, copay vendors, REMS programs, and prescribers as well as non-commercial, non-dispensing, and other specialty pharmacies, HelpAround has become the vendor of choice for forward-looking specialty pharma brands.
As a result of this growth, we are excited to announce two new additions to the HelpAround team: Dr. Raeanna Lewarne, Pharm.D as Vice President of Product and Paul Ciccero as Vice President of Growth. As veterans of the pharma services industry, Rae and Paul will be instrumental in the next phase of HelpAround’s success. Over the next few weeks and months, we will be sharing more thought leadership from them both and once the in-person conferences start up again, we look forward to introducing them to you in real life.
Please join us in welcoming them to the HelpAround team!
Who are the new HelpAround Senior Leaders?
VP of Product – Raeanna (Rae) Lewarne, Pharm.D
As a Pharmacist, I was immediately drawn in by HelpAround’s approach of helping patients navigate the silos of healthcare as opposed to simply ‘owning’ the patient’s experience. I continue to be incredibly impressed by the rigor, professionalism, and beauty that the team has applied to creating the HelpAround experience. – Dr. Raeanna Lewarne
VP of Growth – Paul Ciccero
Thrilled to join the talented team at HelpAround as the company enters the next phase of growth. The opportunity to expand access to our mobile platform, which helps patients start and stay on therapy, is really exciting! – Paul Ciccero