Philips appoints new chief medical officer

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Royal Philips Electronics named Eric Silfen, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Philips Healthcare.

Silfen, reporting to Healthcare CEO Steve Rusckowski, 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.

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.