Healthcare Services Industry Pioneer Brings Deep Experience to the Leading Retinal Telemedicine Company
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Hubble Telemedical, a healthcare services and information technology company, today announced that Fred C. Goad, Jr. has joined the company’s Board as an independent director. Mr. Goad is co-founder and partner at Voyent Partners, a Nashville-based private investment firm. Mr. Goad has founded, operated, and invested in numerous successful healthcare companies during his career, including Envoy, Quintiles, WebMD, and HealthSpring.
“Having helped build several of the world’s leading healthcare services companies, Fred Goad is one of a few truly visionary leaders in the healthcare industry,” said Chuck Witkowski, president and CEO of Hubble Telemedical. “I have had the pleasure of working with Fred in the past and know firsthand that his expertise and experience will make him an essential part of the Hubble Telemedical team. Fred is a titan of the industry and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Board.”
“Hubble’s solutions improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery,” stated Mr. Goad. “In a healthcare environment that is increasingly rewarding outcomes and cost-effectiveness, the company is well-positioned for success. I look forward to working with Chuck and the other Board members to grow the company.”
Mr. Goad is the founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Envoy Corporation, where he successfully built the company into the nation’s leading provider of healthcare transaction services. Envoy was acquired by Quintiles in 1999 for $1.1 billion. Subsequently, Mr. Goad served as a member of the board of directors of Quintiles and as Senior Advisor to the office of the president of the transaction services division of the company. In May 2000, WebMD acquired Envoy from Quintiles for approximately $2.4 billion and Mr. Goad then served as co-chief executive officer of the transaction services division of WebMD. Mr. Goad’s career also includes senior positions with UCCEL Corporation, Financial Institution Services, Inc. (now CompuCard International), Docutel (now Olivetti USA) and IBM Corporation. Mr. Goad was a founding investor in HealthSpring Inc., which was acquired by Cigna in 2011 for $3.8 billion. Mr. Goad has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies, including Luminex Corporation, Informatics Corporation of America, and the Nashville Healthcare Council.
About Hubble Telemedical
Hubble Telemedical is a privately held healthcare services and information technology company that provides remote retinal eye exams for disease screening and diagnosis. Using its award-winning TRIAD Network, the company’s solutions permit eye screenings where and when they are most convenient for the patient, including primary care and retail health clinics. By improving convenience and accessibility of retinal eye exams, Hubble Telemedical’s services help insurers, employers, and healthcare providers improve screening compliance rates, lower healthcare costs, and enhance patient outcomes. For more information, please visit www.hubbletelemedical.com.
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