VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Evident, North America's leading breakout dental technology company, today announced that medical imaging and workflow pioneer and expert, Erkan Akyuz has joined evident as President, evident medical ventures to support Evident's expansion into medical information technology and analytics.
Erkan Akyuz was most recently the EVP & President for Change Healthcare's Imaging, Workflow & Care Solutions. Before taking on this position, he was President of Medical Imaging and Workflow Solutions (IWS) for McKesson Technology Solutions. Prior to joining the McKesson IWS team in 2014, Erkan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Toshiba Medical Systems/Vital Images Inc. and Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Agfa Healthcare, responsible for the Imaging Informatics business.
"We are incredibly pleased to welcome Erkan to the Evident team. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader and widely regarded as a thought leader in new medical technologies and data," said Paolo Kalaw, CEO evident. "Having Erkan join evident is a major milestone as we see the convergence of medical and dental technologies through digitization and analytics. Over the last few years, Erkan has contributed to McKesson/Change Healthcare's growth in its $3 billion Healthcare IT business. It is rare to find an executive of his caliber in this space."
"Evident has built a powerful platform that is empowering the historically traditional dental industry to bring their business from traditional to digital. My major contribution here is to accelerate the historically traditional medical industry into operating as next generation practices," said Erkan Akyuz. "The medical industry is a natural extension for Evident as its truly disruptive technology can remove expensive siloed processes that are traditionally used by medical practices and ultimately help consumers."
Evident, founded in 2015, is a global company focused on taking the dental industry from traditional to digital by leveraging technology to create digital workflows to bring a new level of convenience, simplicity and value to business owners and consumers.
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