Microsoft welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew

Microsoft has announced a new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Rhew who joins the company from Samsung.

David Rhew has joined the Worldwide Commercial Business (WCB) Healthcare leadership team at Microsoft as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Healthcare.

Microsoft said the role will help them truly understand the exciting transformation for cloud, AI, and technology innovations to unlock new efficiencies in healthcare delivery and discover new breakthroughs in scientific exploration.

David spent six years at Samsung leading the company’s healthcare efforts as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Enterprise Healthcare. He is a computer scientist who holds six U.S. patents related to clinical decision support systems and the interoperability and integration of data in electronic health records.

David will provide executive-level support, engaging in business opportunities with Microsoft customers and partners, also representing the company at events.

David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft Worldwide Commercial Business “Data are quickly becoming the new currency in healthcare. Organisations that create value through secure storage, clinical interpretation, and the seamless exchange of data between patients and providers are emerging as the new leaders. Microsoft is positioned to lead in this capacity. I am honored to be a part of the team that builds and grows this business.”

Read more about Microsoft’s work with Healthcare organisations from their e-book “Personalizing Healthcare: Engaging Patients in a Digital Age.”