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News Release - December 11, 2018
Aqil Chishty Named Chief Operating Officer of WoundtechFT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Woundtech, a leading provider of technology-enabled wound management services, today announced that Aqil Chishty has been formally named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Aqil joined the company as a consultant in July 2017 and was made interim COO in January 2018. Chishty's primary goal is to set the foundation for rapid corporate growth by ensuring that all processes, personnel and systems are in place. Prior to joining Woundtech, he served as Chief Executive Officer for MDIG, a radiology services company in Phoenix, Ariz.
"I have appreciated Aqil's leadership over the past year and a half and was pleased to officially give him the title as our COO. He has risen and beyond the responsibility of creating opportunities for our company and the hundreds of employees, their families, and the tens of thousands of patients we serve each year," explained Dr. Jeffrey Galitz, Woundtech CEO and Chief Medical Officer. "Aqil's drive, passion for making a difference and uncompromising ethics make him a perfect fit for this important leadership position at Woundtech."
"I was excited to join Woundtech as I believe the company is in the unique position of helping to shape the future of how healthcare is delivered in this country," commented Aqil. "In wound care, we are already delivering solutions that help reduce the cost and complexity of care while ensuring health equity. I feel like we are really making a difference: to patients, to providers and to payers."
"I have known Aqil for years, and he has played an important role in helping our portfolio companies achieve ambitious growth goals over the years," said Mirza Baig, founding partner at Aldrich Capital Partners and board member of Woundtech. "He brings a data-driven approach that will be key to taking the company to the next level."
Aqil has more than 20 years of experience in growing business in the healthcare and technology industries. As CEO of MDIG, Aqil led the company during a time of rapid growth. Under his leadership, it became the 28th largest of nearly 500 radiology companies nationwide and improved its financials in fewer than three years. Prior to MDIG, he served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Imaging Advantage, a venture capital-backed company in the radiology space that ultimately sold to Envision Healthcare.
Aqil serves as a member of Academy of Healthcare Executives, Radiology Business Management Association and YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world. He has a BBA from the University of Houston and an MBA from Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Woundtech provides technology-enabled wound management services. Its innovative telehealth platform connects physicians, clinicians, and the back office in real time, enabling Woundtech to bypass the clinic and deliver data-driven, personalized care at the patient's bedside. With early intervention, the result is faster healing and more equitable patient treatment at a lower total cost of treatment. Serving more than 50 major health plans and over 300 Managed Services Organizations (MSOs), Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) and large medical groups, Woundtech serves millions of patients from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. The company is headquartered in Hollywood, Fla. For more information, please visit www.woundtech.net.
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