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Nuance Appoints Trace Devanny to Lead its Health Care Business

Nuance Communications recently announced that it has named Trace Devanny as president of Nuance’s health care business. Devanny will oversee Nuance’s largest division and lead its efforts to deliver a more seamless approach for health care professionals to document, share, and use clinical information. He will report to Paul Ricci, Nuance chairman and CEO.

“Our health care business presents a significant opportunity for innovation, leadership, and growth in today’s dynamic health care environment,” says Ricci. “As a health care technology industry veteran, Trace brings a powerful skillset that combines operational excellence, team development, customer engagement, and a strategic vision.”

Devanny has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the HIT industry, having held executive leadership roles in multibillion dollar, international health care organizations. He joins Nuance from TriZetto Corporation, where he served as chairman and CEO. At TriZetto, he drove revenue and bookings growth in excess of 20% and led the organization through a business and sales model transition. Previously, he held several executive roles at Cerner Corporation, most recently as president, over an eleven year period where he was instrumental in growing the company and revenues from a $340 million business in 1999 to a $1.8 billion HIT leader. Earlier in his career, Devanny was president and chief operating officer of ADAC Healthcare Information Systems and held a series of executive positions with IBM and its health care business.

“Improving quality of care while driving down health care costs is one of the most significant challenges that providers face today. Nuance is advancing these initiatives through innovative solutions that make it easier for providers to deliver patient care,” says Devanny.

Source: Nuance Communications