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Publicatie datum 28 nov 2008 - 12:03
Statutaire naam Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Titel Philips appoints Chief Medical Officer to strengthen company's patient and care provider focus
Bericht November 28, 2008 PHILIPS APPOINTS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER TO STRENGTHEN COMPANY’S PATIENT AND CARE PROVIDER FOCUS Andover, Mass., USA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) named Eric Silfen, M.D., M.S.H.A., M.A., senior vice president and chief medical officer for Philips Healthcare. Dr. Silfen joins the Philips Healthcare executive team and reports to Healthcare CEO Steve Rusckowski. Dr. Silfen will work closely with a global network of medical thought leaders to ensure that clinical insights and a people-focused approach are at the core of Philips product development and go-to-market strategies. “The Chief Medical Officer will be instrumental in helping advance our Healthcare strategy, as we are uniquely focused on the needs of patients and care providers throughout the care cycle,” said Rusckowski. “With the global healthcare landscape changing rapidly and the challenges we face in today’s market, this role has never been more important to our organization. Eric’s standing in the medical community and his impressive track record will help Philips further distinguish itself from competitors in the healthcare market.” Dr. Silfen joins Philips Healthcare from the Department of Biomedical Informatics Research at Philips Research North America in Briarcliff, N.Y., where he led the design, development, validation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems for biomedicine. Since joining Philips in 2006, he has worked closely with Philips research teams, academics and researchers in North America and Europe to focus on healthcare research in the areas of molecular medicine, computer-aided imaging, clinical systems and diagnostic evaluations. Dr. Silfen is recognized for his career accomplishments and teaching experience, and has built a broad network in the global medical community. He is a renowned expert on the implementation of information technologies in the medical settings and has an extensive background in hospital and health plan cli