Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash., has announced the appointment of Michael Robinson as general manager of U.S. health and life sciences and the promotion of Dr. Dennis Schmuland to the newly created position of chief health strategy officer.
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Robinson, who previously served as Microsoft's general manager, public sector, for the Middle East and Africa, replaces Brian Scott, who died in December.
Schmuland received his medical training at the University of Washington, according to a news release on Microsoft's website. He previously served as Microsoft's national director of health plan industry solutions and is the founder and former CEO of Pointshare, a Bellevue, Wash., health IT company whose main business was acquired in 2001 by Siemens.
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