Akos, The Leading Telemedicine Pioneer In Workers’ Compensation Medical Management Selects Xybion’s Workers’ Comp Cloud For Revenue and Practice Management

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and Phoenix, Arizona – March 14, 2018 – Xybion Corporation, a global technology solutions provider for companies operating in highly regulated industries, announced today that Akos, a pioneer in telemedicine, has entered a partnership with Xybion to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Akos’ telemedicine services with a powerful, cloud-based, revenue and practice management solution.

Telemedicine offers significant benefits to the workers’ compensation sector by providing 24/7/365 access to treatment for employees without the need for travel, which increases employee productivity and promotes faster return-to-work.  Akos’ cutting-edge telemedicine platform creates an opportunity to revolutionize the workers’ compensation medical care delivery process.  By leveraging Xybion’s Workers’ Comp Cloud, Akos will improve the process by offering employers prompt access to management of workers’ compensation claims resulting from telemedicine encounters.  The comprehensive digital billing solution offered by Xybion will help Akos optimize the revenue cycle by monitoring deviations and streamlining daily billing processes.  The mobile-enabled platform by Xybion allows telemedicine networks to configure the best workflows according to their business activities.  Additionally, it helps improve compliance with embedded statutory and nationally recognized evidence-based guidelines while complying with federal mandates.

“Akos is at the forefront of a seismic shift in how injured workers receive on-demand medical care,” commented Dr. Kishlay Anand, Akos’ Founder and CEO.  Dr. Anand continued, “Akos’ advanced telemedicine platform simplifies and streamlines the way work-related injuries and illnesses are managed.  Our telemedicine solution will benefit tremendously from Xybion’s Workers’ Comp Cloud™, and together we can continue to drive the digital acceleration in the workers’ compensation industry.”

Expressing his views on the partnership, Xybion’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pradip Banerjee, stated, “We saw a fractured market for software solutions in the workers’ comp space and created an all-in-one purpose-built solution that provides operational efficiencies while ensuring data integrity throughout the organization.” Dr. Banerjee further added, “We are excited to partner with another technology leader in the digital healthcare space and provide a solution that helps them deliver better value to their customers.”

About Xybion Corporation

Xybion is the leading provider of software, services, and consulting for global corporations operating in highly regulated industries.  Xybion’s Digital Acceleration Platform based Workers’ Comp Cloud offers multiple apps for processing and review of billing, health & safety, OSHA reporting, case management, EMR/EHR for workplace injury management, and medical care.  Xybion’s cloud-based, low-code digital platform unifies and simplifies business processes for employers, providers, payors in the workers’ comp arena, and injury management industry.

Since its founding in 1977, Xybion Corporation has provided software solutions and services for R&D and compliance to global pharmaceutical, medical technolog,  and biopharmaceutical companies for the FDA approval process.  Xybion has over 160 customers in 25 countries in all five continents including all the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. For more information please visit, www.xybion.com

About Akos

Developed by a team of leading physicians in Phoenix, Arizona, Akos opened its first virtual healthcare practice in 2016.  A contemporary telemedicine provider showcasing a new type of virtual healthcare practice, Akos offers the first complete healthcare solution for patients, physicians, employers, and healthcare centers across the United States.  By combining smart technology, seamless design, a patient-centric approach, grassroots strategy, and the collective power of a preferred provider network, Akos is reinventing the healthcare delivery model one virtual call at a time.  Available 24/7/365 days a year, patients can get unparalleled access to board-certified physicians in their area via a smartphone or tablet.  For more information or to download our app, visit www.AkosMD.com.

Heidi Krueger

Head of Quality Assurance

Heidi leads Xybion’s Quality Assurance practice. She has over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing quality assurance policies. Since joining Xybion in 2000, Heidi worked with several clients to design quality policies and ensure compliance. She is responsible to hosting Xybion customer audits. Heidi has a BA degree in Biology from The King’s College.

James Castonguay

Product Technology Lead

James provides leadership to Xybion quality management systems including product design, development and client delivery. James started working with Xybion in 2002 in its Canadian division. He is now managing product delivery from the United States. James has a master’s degree in mathematics and minor in informatics from the University of Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada.

Dave Chiaramonte

Enterprise Assets and HSE Leader
Dave brings diverse and deep expertise to his leadership role as the leader of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Employee Health & Safety line of business. Dave has over twenty years of experience within the Information Technology industry including development, implementation and integration of complex Enterprise Systems in large corporate environments. He is a highly regarded technology leader in IBM’s Maximo Asset Management Product implementation. Dave worked with BMS and Dupont pharmaceuticals before joining Xybion in 2004.

Tom Klapmuts

Digital Lab Solution Leader

Tom provides leadership in design, delivery and revenue growth of Xybion digital lab solutions. He is an experienced client solutions manager with a demonstrated history of working with many clients globally to solve their business problems. Tom has training in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Life Sciences, CRO Management, and Clinical Development. Before joining Xybion, Tom worked for pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Schering Plough. Tom is a Purdue university alumnus.

Priya Rajesh

Head of Sales: APAC & EMEA

Priya is responsible for Xybion business growth in APAC and EMEA region. She brings over 18 years of experience in Business Consulting and Operations Management. Her deep expertise in diversified areas, including strategic alliance and partnership management, diversity and inclusivity initiatives and employee development, will amplify Xybion’s global strategic relationships and will strengthen the company’s executive leadership in India. In her last role at Conduent, she served as Director-Marketing & Bid Management. Prior to this, Priya has worked with Infosys and Covansys (now CSC). Priya holds degrees in microbiology & health management.

Raji Bijur

Head of Quality Control & CSV

Raji leads Xybion Quality Control function. She has over 22 years of experience in software quality management, CSV, SQA, software process & KPI development and industry benchmarking. She has strong process implementation knowledge including ISO, CMMI, Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, Lean. Certified CSQA, CSV, GCP, and GAMP. Raji has led implementation of QC processes in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects. Before coming to Xybion in 2019, she worked with IQVIA (Former Quintiles), Infosys, Aris Global, Mphasis and serving clients across different market segments. Raji has a bachelor’s degree in information science & technology and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Bob Friedman

Chief Solution Architect

Bob Friedman has over 25 years of experience in Preclinical information systems at Xybion Corporation as a developer, development manager and Chief Solution Architect. He has been an active member of the CDISC SEND standards consortium for five years as well as the PhUSE / FDA Industry Collaboration. Bob has previously worked for Synthes Orthopedics, NYU Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health. He has a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Gokul Panda

Head of Platform and Product Development

Gokul is the Head of Platform and Product Development, responsible for developing new and critical platforms and products. He has over 20 years of enterprise software development in the life sciences industry and related fields. Gokul holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science, and Technology. Gokul’s unrivaled expertise in enterprise software architecture and solutions provides Xybion’s clients with leading product functionality, innovation, and platform stability.

Anu Roy

Chief Solutions Delivery Officer

Anu manages project delivery and relationship. She has over 18 years of Life Sciences industry and IT services experience. Anu has a strong track record of designing and developing digital solutions, management consulting, quality & compliance Management, CLM, process & key metrics design, program execution & improvement and account management. Anu is a recipient of the STEM WOC ‘Technology Rising Star ‘by US Women’s magazine in 2014. She has received several other awards including Infosys Consulting Architect Award for outstanding achievement in 2011, RCL Crown Golden Brain Award in 2013. Anu is a guest columnist at Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor and published in several international business magazines. Anu has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and MBA in marketing.

Keith Dempsey

Chief Information Officer

Keith Dempsey has joined Xybion as our global CIO. He brings 20+ years of progressive Information Technology experience from Merck, AIG, Barclays and PriceWaterhouse. Focusing his career on building global strategies that capitalize on progressive technologies that scale in accordance to realized business growth. His experiences range from introducing new technologies that facilitated a competitive advantage for Merck, introduced new and scalable technologies for AIG Investments, and created progressive global organizational improvements for Barclay’s Capital. Keith has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from William Paterson University.

Steve Porfano

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Steve manages Xybion corporate function which includes Finance, HR, Legal and QA. Steve joined Xybion in 1989 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1991. As Chief Financial Officer, Steve is responsible for the establishment, enhancement, coordination and administration of the Company’s financial systems, internal controls, and related areas. Additionally, he is the corporate liaison to the Company’s bank, independent certified public accounting firm and governmental compliance and financial auditors.

Kamal Biswas

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kamal joined Xybion as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He is an acknowledged leader in the life sciences industry and has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting and pharmaceutical business. Very recently, Kamal was a Partner and leader of the global Life Sciences practice at Infosys Consulting. Before that, he spent several years working with pharma companies including Novartis Pharma and Ciba Geigy to manage manufacturing and late-stage R&D functions.

Pradip K. Banerjee, Ph.D., MBA

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Banerjee is an entrepreneurial senior executive with 30+ years of in-depth experience in the global Life Sciences, Healthcare and Services industry in global operations, strategic management, business development, investments and new ventures creation, M&A and Buy-outs. Prior to acquiring Xybion in 2008, Pradip served as President and CEO of Science Center in Philadelphia focused on creating, incubating, managing and investing in science based new companies. He was the Partner-in-Charge of the pharmaceutical Research & Development unit of Accenture where he created the R&D consulting unit and had grown it to become $100+ million worldwide business. Dr. Banerjee holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania.

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