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MedicAlert

August 16, 2016 13:42 ET

Jessica Federer and Dr. Nick van Terheyden Elected to the MedicAlert Board of Directors

SALIDA, CA--(Marketwired - August 16, 2016) - The Board of Directors at MedicAlert Foundation is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board -- Jessica Federer, head of digital development at Bayer, along with Nick van Terheyden, chief medical officer at Dell Services, effective July 22, 2016. Each is elected to serve a three-year term.

According to Barton Tretheway, CAE, chair of the MedicAlert Foundation Board, "It is our pleasure to welcome both Jessica and Nick into their new roles. Their collective experience aligns with our priorities and will be immeasurable to us as we look to leverage the power of new technology to expand the mission of MedicAlert Foundation, which is designed to help save lives."

In her current role, Federer serves as head of digital development at Bayer, a global enterprise advancing "Science for A Better Life" in the areas of human, animal and plant health. Recognized as one of the "100 Top CDOs," Federer is passionate about translating digital developments into meaningful public health advancements through the Bayer business, foundations and the broader community.

Previously, Federer held positions within Bayer in the areas of Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Communications and Public Affairs. She also worked for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Federer received a Master of Public Health Degree from Yale School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science Degree from The George Washington University. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, She currently resides in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Dr. Nick van Terheyden serves as chief medical officer for the healthcare and life sciences division of Dell Services. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic insight to health care organizations and medical professionals, supporting their efforts to improve outcomes through information-enabled health care. He helps Dell's Services' global health care customers develop a strategy and apply technology to achieve an IT environment that is interconnected, efficient and patient-focused.

Dr. van Terheyden is a graduate of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London. He is a member of the HIMSS mHealth Committee and lectures on topics ranging from digital health, electronic medical records and health care informatics and emerging technology. He currently resides in Laytonsville, Maryland.

"In those precious moments when your loved one needs help, we all hope that the first responder has the information they need to save their life," says Federer. "I'm honored to support the work of the MedicAlert Foundation as they continue to combine the strength of their legacy with the opportunities of a digital world to share the right information at the right time to save lives."

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with the board members and leadership of MedicAlert Foundation as they continue the important work of providing accurate patient data at the most critical moments of care," said Van Terheyden. "We have an obligation to continue to improve on the tremendous advances we've seen in electronic health records integrating the medical information technology into the new age of digital health."

About MedicAlert Foundation
Established in 1956, the nonprofit charity MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependable, responsive, and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation International medical ID products alert emergency personnel to a member's primary health conditions, medications or other critical information. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation International also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones. Visit www.medicalert.org for more information.

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