EVOQ Medical Names Long-Time Studer Group Leader as CEO

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EVOQ Medical today announced Dan Collard as Chief Executive Officer, assuming day-to-day responsibilities for operations and continuing a focus on growth by catalyzing EVOQ's early momentum, furthering the company's mission to deliver and leverage technology to improve healthcare for providers, patients and payors.

An accomplished executive with 25 years in healthcare experience, Collard joined EVOQ in February as president, having served previously as a senior leader at Studer Group and managing director at its parent company, Huron.

Collard was a consistent face of Studer Group at national and international events and helped craft its strategy in all healthcare industry segments. He helped spearhead the organization's impact in federal healthcare, testifying before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in 2014. Additionally, Collard assisted with writing the VA reform law that same year.

Prior to joining Studer Group in 2004, Collard was a healthcare operator at LifePoint Health where he helped effect three consecutive turnarounds.

"In my work with clients, I tend to look through the lens of an operator," Collard said. "Whether that's the health system CEO or clinical, ancillary or physician leaders, having a sense for what a day in their professional lives is like has always helped create the trusted advisor relationship that leaders in health care want in a business partner.

EVOQ has that same focus by delivering blynq technology to the industry, helping create higher quality through better patient information and improved efficiency with a simple, consolidated patient record. These are solutions to challenges providers face every day."

Reuben Buckareff, former CEO and board chairman, concurred.

"Someone like Dan, who has led growth efforts for organizations serving the healthcare industry for the past decade, is significant for EVOQ," Buckareff said. "His depth of healthcare industry knowledge and experience along with his unique grasp of the changing landscape for providers will serve EVOQ well to continue the trajectory of our growth."

("blynq" is CQ)

About EVOQ Medical
EVOQmd (www.evoqmd.com) creates solutions for the healthcare industry, focusing on improving health provider engagement. Its flagship product, blynq, is a mobile platform consolidating electronic health record data from multiple systems and creating a longitudinal patient record giving providers access at point of care. Led by healthcare and technology industry veterans, EVOQ has created an easy-to-use, provider-friendly application in a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform.

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