David Fisher named Siemens Healthcare Vice President, Healthcare Policy and Strategy
Former MITA head will oversee company’s approach to U.S. government policy
Siemens Healthcare has appointed David Fisher as Vice President of Healthcare Policy and Strategy in the United States, effective February 27, 2012. In this role, Fisher will drive management and direction of the company’s approach to U.S. government policy from within the Healthcare Sector, positioning Siemens as the industry leader in imaging, diagnostics and healthcare information systems. Additionally, he will represent Siemens in meetings with regulatory, payor, and reimbursement agencies; and develop industry relationships. Fisher will ensure that Siemens’ strategy, portfolio, and messaging address U.S. market needs and the company’s mission of innovating to advance human health.
Fisher most recently held the position of executive director of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) in Arlington, Va. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic positioning of legislative, regulatory and public relations activities as well as member relations. Prior to joining MITA, Fisher spent 13 years working for Congress and the Administration including senior positions in the Senate and the Office of Management and Budget.
“We are fortunate to have Dave join Siemens,” says Gregory Sorensen, MD, chief executive officer, Siemens Healthcare in North America. “His expertise, network, and deep understanding of the industry, coupled with his expansive knowledge of the legislative and regulatory landscape, will improve Siemens’ coordination and communication with the federal government, enhance our impact on critical issues and strengthen our voice in helping to reshape the U.S. healthcare system.”
Launched recently, Siemens Agenda 2013 program is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare