Microsoft Announces New Leadership for U.S. Health & Life Sciences Group
Posted Aug 25 2011 12:07am
Microsoft adds some new leadership to their healthcare services division. Additional information can be found at the MSDN Microsoft in Health site with a little additional history on both individuals. BD
Washington, D.C. — August 24, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. announced today two new leadership positions within the company’s U.S. health organization. Michael Robinson is Microsoft’s new General Manager of U.S. Health & Life Sciences and Dennis Schmuland has been promoted to a newly-created role, that of Chief Health Strategy Officer.
Robinson previously served as the General Manager, Public Sector for Middle East & Africa where he was responsible for managing the growth and strategy for Microsoft’s Public Sector business in over 70 countries. With more than 35 years of sales, technology and management experience, Robinson has helped grow the Microsoft business since joining the company in 2002.
“With the opportunities and challenges we face as a nation, there is no more important time to be part of the health industry in this country,” said Robinson. “Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help health organizations deliver impactful solutions and strategies that improve care delivery, empower consumers to manage their own health, and ultimately drive down costs in the industry.”
Reporting to Robinson, Dennis Schmuland has been promoted to Chief Health Strategy Officer and will help to drive the company’s engagement with key constituencies, including consumers, providers, health plans, life sciences organizations and federal, state and local health and human services organizations. Schmuland previously served as Microsoft’s National Director of Health Plan Industry Solutions and has been with Microsoft for 10 years. He holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Schmuland also serves on the editorial advisory board for Managed Healthcare Executive and on the board of US Healthiest.
Both Robinson and Schmuland will continue to collaborate with the worldwide Health Solutions Group led by Microsoft Corporate Vice President Peter Neupert. The Health Solutions Group is responsible for developing, selling and supporting Microsoft Amalga, a health intelligence platform for health enterprises, Microsoft HealthVault, a technology platform that puts people in control of their personal health information, and a suite of identity and access management solutions acquired from Sentillion in 2010.