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Nuance appoints new VP and Managing Director for its healthcare division in EMEA

Leading Speech Technology Company takes on health IT strategist to drive growth in key markets

Vienna, Austria – 6 April 2011 – Nuance Communications, Inc., one of the leading providers of speech and image solutions for businesses and private consumers, announced today the appointment of health IT strategist Stefan Herm as Vice President and Managing Director EMEA for Nuance Healthcare. In his role as VP and MD EMEA, he will be responsible for driving new business growth in the European, Middle Eastern as well as Asian markets.

Stefan Herm has more than 15 years experience in European healthcare, with very high-profile management roles to his name. He joins Nuance from McKesson where he was Chief Operations Officer, International Operations Group. Prior to this he spent three years at Siemens Medical Solutions with authority for health IT strategy implementation for Siemens across Europe.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the strategy and development of Nuance Healthcare at a very exciting time," says Stefan Herm. "The Nuance Healthcare Development Platform, for example, will provide new opportunities for speech recognition in the cloud to our international markets and will serve as a milestone for speech-enabling healthcare on a wide scale."

In his new role Stefan Herm will be striving for continuous improvement in both organisational and operational excellence and looking to quickly drive new business growth for Nuance Healthcare in all regions of the international markets.

Janet Dillione, Nuance's global healthcare division executive VP and GM says: "Nuance is dedicated to providing speech recognition systems that transform clinical documentation and information capture. Stefan brings with him a wealth of experience gleaned from high powered roles in the healthcare sector. He will contribute to our mission, as he will to Nuance Healthcare as a whole."

Nuance Healthcare

In the era of Accountable Healthcare, where there is shared responsibility for the quality and cost of patient care, Nuance Healthcare's portfolio of Medical Intelligence solutions empower healthcare provider organisations and individual doctors worldwide to deliver higher quality care, improve financial performance and enhance compliance efforts. Nuance Healthcare offers a wide range of Speech Recognition solutions and services as part of its full portfolio.

For additional information on Nuance's healthcare IT solutions visit: http://www.nuancehealthcare.eu.

Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

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