M*Modal Hires Chief Legal Officer
Franklin, TN – May 10, 2012 – M*Modal (NASDAQ/GS: MODL), a leading provider of clinical documentation services and Speech UnderstandingTM solutions, announced today that Kathryn Twiddy has joined the company as Chief Legal Officer, effective May 1. Ms. Twiddy is responsible for all legal matters, including intellectual property, mergers/acquisitions, employment law, corporate governance and compliance matters.
She replaces Mark Sullivan, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary, who has decided to leave M*Modal to pursue other business interests and has agreed to remain with the Company as counsel until July 1 to assist with the transition of responsibilities to her. During his nine plus years with M*Modal, the Company and the industry as a whole experienced extraordinary change. We appreciate all that Mark has done for M*Modal and wish him well in his future endeavors.
Prior to joining M*Modal, Ms. Twiddy was Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel at Quintiles Transnational Corporation in Durham, NC, where she was general counsel to Quintiles Commercial, global employment counsel and senior intellectual property counsel for the company. She has over 20 years of law firm and in-house experience in the Technology/Life Sciences industry, including over five years as General Counsel of Misys Healthcare Systems, three years as a partner in Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, and more than seven years with IBM Corporation. She has broad-based legal experience in complex corporate and technology transactions, corporate governance, employment and healthcare law.
“We welcome Kathy to the M*Modal Executive team as Chief Legal Officer,” said Vern Davenport, Chairman and CEO of M*Modal. “She will be an excellent addition.”
Ms. Twiddy noted, “M*Modal is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of healthcare and information technology, and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the company as its CLO. I look forward to helping the company in its mission to improve the delivery of healthcare.”
Ms. Twiddy graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC, where she also earned her B.A. in Journalism.
M*Modal (NASDAQ/GS: MODL) is a leading provider of clinical narrative capture services, Speech Understanding™ technology and clinical documentation workflow. M*Modal’s enterprise solutions – including mobile voice capture devices, speech recognition, Natural Language Understanding, Web-based workflow platforms and global network of medical editors – help healthcare facilities facilitate adoption of electronic health records (EHR), transition to ICD-10, improve patient care, increase physician satisfaction and lower operational costs. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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