IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII), known to its clients as NextGen
Healthcare, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey D. Linton as
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary effective
December 4. Linton, bringing extensive healthcare experience, will
oversee all legal-related matters of NextGen Healthcare. He assumes the
role from Jocelyn Leavitt, who has been serving as general counsel since
"Jeff has an impressive legal career within complex healthcare
landscapes. His expertise will continue to strengthen our NextGen
Healthcare leadership team as we continue to evolve our portfolio of
solutions within the healthcare information technology ecosystem," said
Rusty Frantz, President and Chief Executive Officer, NextGen Healthcare.
Linton will report to Rusty Frantz and will lead the company's legal
affairs, regulatory and compliance groups.
Most recently, Linton served as General Counsel and Secretary of Applied
Proteomics, Inc., a company that develops noninvasive, blood-based tests
for monitoring and early detection of disease, where he was responsible
for all legal, intellectual property, compliance, and human resources
activities. Previously, Linton served as Senior Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary of Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company, from
September 2014 to October 2016. Before joining Sequenom, Linton served
as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Beckman Coulter, Inc., a
biomedical testing products company, from July 2011 to September 2014,
in addition to various roles with Serologicals Corporation, a company
that developed, manufactured and sold life science research products and
technologies, diagnostic kits and drug discovery services. His prior
experience also includes various other positions in law, government and
public affairs and human resources. Linton holds a Bachelor of Arts,
magna cum laude, from Butler University and a Juris Doctorate, cum
laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Frantz added, "I would like to thank Jocelyn Leavitt for her more than
four years of outstanding leadership at NextGen Healthcare. During her
time with us, Jocelyn built an exceptional legal organization that
oversaw multiple acquisitions, including HealthFusion, Entrada and
EagleDream Health, and helped transform our business from an EHR
software company to a complete solutions provider. We wish Jocelyn the
best in her next chapter."
About Quality Systems, Inc.
Quality Systems, Inc., known to its clients as NextGen Healthcare,
provides a range of software, services, and analytics solutions to
medical and dental group practices. The company's portfolio delivers
foundational capabilities to empower physician success, enrich the
patient care experience, and enable the transition to value-based
healthcare. Visit www.qsii.com
for additional information.
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