Skip to content Skip to navigation

Philips Healthcare Appoints New CEO

April 13, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG) has appointed Deborah DiSanzo as CEO of the Andover, Mass.-based Philips Healthcare and member of its Executive Committee. DiSanzo succeeds current CEO Steve Rusckowski, who will leave the company per April 30, 2012.

”I look very much forward to become a member of the Philips Executive Committee and CEO of Philips Healthcare,” DiSanzo said in a statement. “We have a strong foundation and are well positioned to grasp growth opportunities for Philips Healthcare in all phases of the care cycle, driven by our strong and meaningful innovation.”

DiSanzo joined Philips in 2001 when Philips acquired Agilent’s Healthcare Solutions Group. She became general manager of patient healthcare informatics and patient monitoring in June 2006 and CEO of that division two years later. In April 2010, DiSanzo became CEO of Patient Care and Clinical Informatics (PCCI).




CMS Hospital Compare Website Updated with VA Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the inclusion of Veterans Administration (VA) hospital performance data as part of the federal agency’s Hospital Compare website.

CMS Awards Funding to Special Innovation Projects

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 20, two-year Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) aimed at local efforts to deliver better care at lower cost.

Center of Excellence in Genomic Science to be Established in Chicago

The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded $10.6 million over five years for the establishment of a new research center in Chicago to advance genomic science.

EHNAC and HITRUST Combine HIPAA Security Criteria, CSF Framework

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced plans to streamline their accreditation and certification programs.

Halamka on MACRA Final Rule: “CMS is Listening and I Thank Them”

Health IT notable expert John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, recently weighed in on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule.

Texas Patient Care Clinic Hit with Ransomware Attack

Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.