Equis Consulting Group
Our Mission
Equis Consulting Group provides clinical and consultative services for remote monitoring. By using an outside service such as ECG, device clinics are able to better focus on providing superior patient care, while increasing clinical efficiency. By utilizing our services you have access to more staff of licensed clinical personnel who are dedicated to providing excellent services to patients.
About Us
Equis Consulting Group has over 150,000 patients under our care umbrella with 70+ hospitals and clinics across the nation. Our clinical experience and consulting services assist clinics and hospitals in staying compliant with Medicare billing guidelines. We provide the clinical personnel that allows for full reimbursement for device interrogations. Our expert service enables clinics to access patient data and bill quickly, without hiring additional personnel.
Equis integrates device monitoring resources into clinics and hospitals across the country to provide remote monitoring services. We provide clinical consulting services that include: process improvement strategies, remote heart failure monitoring, scheduled remote device analysis, along with continually updating our service portfolio to include new devices and technologies. Our staff of healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients.
Why should I consider outsourcing my remote monitoring?
  • Better patient outcomes
  • Increase clinic capacity
  • Maximize reimbursement
  • Minimize billing errors
  • Decrease medical liability
  • Increase your RVU's
We have been impressed with quality of service that Equis has provided. They were able to integrate with our Epic EMR System, rapidly catch us up with old transmissions, and keep us up to date with all new transmissions. I would recommend them to any clinic that is struggling to provide remote monitoring to their device patients.
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Customer Quote
We have been impressed with quality of service that Equis has provided. They were able to integrate with our Epic EMR System, rapidly catch us up with old transmissions, and keep us up to date with all new transmissions. I would recommend them to any clinic that is struggling to provide remote monitoring to their device patients.
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Customer Quote
Why should I consider outsourcing my remote monitoring?
  • Better patient outcomes
  • Increase clinic capacity
  • Maximize reimbursement
  • Minimize billing errors
  • Decrease medical liability
  • Increase your RVU's
What We Offer
Equis is a group of medical professionals that provide services to medical practices and hospital systems. Our services include: daily patient monitoring, screening clinically relevant data, and helping clinical staff triage patient information to provide better patient outcomes. Equis Consulting Group provides this data in a timely manner to positively impact patient quality of care.
Benefits of our Services
Outsourcing remote follow up services is a great way to increase practice efficiency without compromising patient care. The Equis portfolio of services provides focused, clinically relevant data to assist with patient needs. Our staff are highly qualified, trained technicians able to address patient and physician needs. Equis Consulting Group provides the clinical capacity to add additional patients, without adding additional staff. Our primary goal is to act as a seamless extension of cardiology practices.
How we help improve accuracy and efficiency:
  • Improve in-clinic patient throughput
  • Increase remote device clinical efficiency
  • Decrease CHF hospital admissions
  • Increase patient compliance and clinic profitability
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How we help improve accuracy and efficiency:
  • Improve in-clinic patient throughput
  • Increase remote device clinical efficiency
  • Decrease CHF hospital admissions
  • Increase patient compliance and clinic profitability
Remote Monitoring
ECG brings the convenience and efficiency of attended remote monitoring to your implanted device patients. Equis provides solutions to clinics large and small by adding qualified human assets and completing these overwhelming amount of checks for your team. We provide you with important device information, while working within your EMR. Equis has developed and refined integration into multiple different EMR systems to streamline the process. This frees up valuable clinical time for staff and eliminates the costly need of hiring and training additional employees. Our highly trained technicians will review, summarize, and triage each test/interrogation and provide clinically appropriate, customized notification to support timely and informed patient management. ECG service allows you to take advantage of the benefits of home-based monitoring to offer a higher level of patient care without the expense or administrative burden.
Benefits of Remote Implanted Device Monitoring
  • Enhances practice economics
  • Streamlines workflow
  • Helps improve patient compliance
  • Allows hospital and clinics focus on patient care without adding additional employees
Equis will monitor all device alerts to keep clinics aware of critical changes.
  • Battery Life
  • Lead Failure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial and Ventriclar Tachycardia
  • Defibrillations
  • Congestive Heart Failure Diagnostics
Meet Our Team
With over 150 years combined industry experience, our team is provenly equipped to assist your staff in providing relevant patient information and quality care in a timely manner.
David Zimmers
CEO

Equis Consulting Group was co-founded in 2012 by David Zimmers and Bryan Conklin. David had worked for both Medtronic and St. Jude and had witnessed first-hand the difficulty clinics were experiencing while trying to manage the increasing volume of device patients. After working with Lean Sigma engineers, David felt compelled to develop a service to meet the acute needs of health care providers and their patients.

David started his career at Merck in 1989 as a pharmaceutical sales representative. He was quickly promoted to positions of increased responsibility and scope. Ranging from training, sales management, marketing, and managed care.

David's National Account experience from Merck provided him an in-depth knowledge of Integrated Hospital Systems and Managed Care Organizations. This experience has helped Equis to effectively navigate these complex and ever-changing customers.

David graduated from Barton College with a BS in Biology/Chemistry with a concentration in Cell Biology and Anatomy. David resides in North Carolina with his wife Jeanette and three daughters.

Equis Consulting Group was co-founded in 2012 by David Zimmers and Bryan Conklin. David had worked for both Medtronic and St. Jude and had witnessed first-hand the difficulty clinics were experiencing while trying to manage the increasing volume of device patients. After working with Lean Sigma engineers, David felt compelled to develop a service to meet the acute needs of health care providers and their patients.

David started his career at Merck in 1989 as a pharmaceutical sales representative. He was quickly promoted to positions of increased responsibility and scope. Ranging from training, sales management, marketing, and managed care.

David's National Account experience from Merck provided him an in-depth knowledge of Integrated Hospital Systems and Managed Care Organizations. This experience has helped Equis to effectively navigate these complex and ever-changing customers.

David graduated from Barton College with a BS in Biology/Chemistry with a concentration in Cell Biology and Anatomy. David resides in North Carolina with his wife Jeanette and three daughters.

Bryan Conklin
President

Bryan brings over thirty-five years of successful leadership experience to Equis Consulting Group. His previous experience working with Fortune 500 Corporations, Top 100 Private Corporations, and founding or contributing to entrepreneurial start-ups makes him a valuable asset to the Equis team.

Prior to co-founding Equis, Bryan was National Accounts Director of a private Fortune 100 Company with the mission of fostering problem solving ideas. Within his group of colleagues, Bryan became known as someone who came up with innovative solutions for complex customer issues. Bryan’s ideas related to creating cost efficiencies helped several companies save millions of dollars during his more than three decade tenure. Currently, Bryan serves as Equis Consulting Group’s President and Co-founder. With this title, he manages national accounts and oversees internal operations.

Bryan is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Masters degree in Science Management obtained through Indiana Wesleyan University. Bryan resides in a small town in East Central Indiana. Bryan and his wife Patricia, have been married for more than 30 years and have two children. Both have been active in their community their entire lives, the last 20 years, active in city government.

Bryan brings over thirty-five years of successful leadership experience to Equis Consulting Group. His previous experience working with Fortune 500 Corporations, Top 100 Private Corporations, and founding or contributing to entrepreneurial start-ups makes him a valuable asset to the Equis team.

Prior to co-founding Equis, Bryan was National Accounts Director of a private Fortune 100 Company with the mission of fostering problem solving ideas. Within his group of colleagues, Bryan became known as someone who came up with innovative solutions for complex customer issues. Bryan’s ideas related to creating cost efficiencies helped several companies save millions of dollars during his more than three decade tenure. Currently, Bryan serves as Equis Consulting Group’s President and Co-founder. With this title, he manages national accounts and oversees internal operations.

Bryan is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Masters degree in Science Management obtained through Indiana Wesleyan University. Bryan resides in a small town in East Central Indiana. Bryan and his wife Patricia, have been married for more than 30 years and have two children. Both have been active in their community their entire lives, the last 20 years, active in city government.

Susan Barlow, BSN, RN
Director of Clinical Operations

Susan Barlow, BSN, RN, has served as Director of Clinical Operations with Equis since January 2016. She has over 20 years of healthcare experience with a focus in Cardiology and device management. Prior to joining the Equis team, she served as the EP Clinical Coordinator at Rex UNC Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. She brings years of experience with device management, remote monitoring, billing and reimbursement and healthcare management which has contributed to the successful growth of Equis’ services.

Susan is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Nursing BSN program. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and 2 children.

Susan Barlow, BSN, RN, has served as Director of Clinical Operations with Equis since January 2016. She has over 20 years of healthcare experience with a focus in Cardiology and device management. Prior to joining the Equis team, she served as the EP Clinical Coordinator at Rex UNC Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. She brings years of experience with device management, remote monitoring, billing and reimbursement and healthcare management which has contributed to the successful growth of Equis’ services.

Susan is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Nursing BSN program. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and 2 children.

Our History
Equis was created to specialize in remote device follow-up which would result in promoting better clinical outcomes for the patients and allowing the office to focus on outstanding in-office personal care. Equis currently partners with many clinics dealing with the challenges of ever increasing device checks utilizing limited resources. Equis operates as an extension of the staff of numerous health providers in multiple states ranging from university hospitals to small regional clinics.
Industry Background
Over the past four years, remote device follow-up has increased two times and is forecasted to double again in the next four years. Although this has increased patient flow efficiency, it is now reaching a point that is not scalable for clinical staff at many physician office practices and hospital clinics. There is also a very large amount of clinically relevant data that is being captured by these devices that is not being evaluated due to volume. If this data was examined carefully, it could be used to provide better patient outcomes. Device functionality has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. The introduction of RF telemetry technology has allowed for many new diagnostic features, which include impedence monitoring, multiple new alerts for atrial and ventricular arrhythmia and lead functional monitoring. ECG has a trained staff of clinical professionals that can assist hospitals and clinics manage this new source of data to provide better patient outcomes.