Nuance Appoints Janet Dillione, Former CEO of Siemens Health Services, to Lead Nuance's Healthcare Business

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that it has named Janet Dillione as executive vice president and general manager of Nuance's Healthcare business. Ms. Dillione will lead Nuance's efforts to transform the way healthcare organizations document, share and utilize clinical information, applying her considerable knowledge and experience in healthcare IT strategy, market development and customer engagement. Ms. Dillione will report to Paul Ricci, Nuance's chairman and CEO.

"The healthcare industry presents Nuance with one of our most interesting opportunities for continued growth, leadership and innovation. As Nuance seizes upon the demand for speech-enabled solutions that make clinicians more productive, the strategic vision of an industry veteran, like Janet, will be invaluable," said Paul Ricci, chairman and CEO of Nuance. "Janet's unique and diverse background, coupled with her deep healthcare roots and technology understanding will help Nuance to capitalize on its opportunities and accelerate its efforts in emerging solutions for mobile applications and natural language processing."

Ms. Dillione joins Nuance from Siemens Health Services where she served as CEO, overseeing 5,500 employees. She brings a high-energy, results-oriented approach with deep experience in product development and management, customer service and sales leadership. Her tenure at Siemens is distinguished by her effectiveness to redesign go-to-market strategies, expand global channels and improve operational performance. Under Ms. Dillione's leadership, Siemens completed several significant, successful acquisitions and delivered operational turnaround performance across business lines.

"Nuance has emerged as a significant player in healthcare IT, providing disruptive technologies that are driving change to the status quo of clinical documentation," Dillione said. "There are tremendous opportunities ahead for Nuance to further improve upon the capture and use of patients' health information. I am excited about joining this talented team and bringing speech-enabled solutions that drive efficiency, mobility and intelligence to the digital healthcare workflow."

Before joining Siemens in 2000, Ms. Dillione held a number of leadership positions at Shared Medical Systems, with increasing responsibilities in product management, marketing and sales management. She maintained operating responsibility for the company's profitability, market share growth, solutions portfolio development and customer satisfaction. Ms. Dillione is a recognized and admired participant in industry associations such as HIMSS and is actively involved in her community. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Brown University and has attended the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business.

Nuance's Healthcare Business

Nuance's healthcare portfolio of proven, speech-enabled clinical documentation and communication solutions enable healthcare provider organizations to improve financial performance, enhance patient care, and increase patient safety. With more than 5,000 healthcare provider organization customers worldwide, Nuance has the experience and solutions that meet the individual needs of any size healthcare provider organization.

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