(Bloomberg) — SAP SE Chief Executive Bill McDermott is back traveling and attending meetings after finding out in September he’d lose an eye following a severe household accident in July. Based on his recovery experience, the chief executive officer is moving the German business software company deeper into programs that can improve communications and information sharing for doctors.
SAP (NYSE:SAP) on Tuesday announced Foundation for Health, a new product that lets doctors and researchers collect and analyze medical data such as research, electronic health records and human genome sequences in a single system. The idea is to let doctors and researchers customize new drugs and treatments for individuals as well as groups.
The company also released Medical Research Insights, which helps group patients for clinical trials.
“By unlocking patient data and uncovering real insights, not just patients but research organizations, life-science companies and research institutes can use technology to realize the full potential of that information and transform the health care sector into personalized medicine,” Bernd Leukert, SAP executive board member for technology, said at an event in Frankfurt Tuesday. CEO McDermott is an avid supporter of the software and has pushed the initiative in the aftermath of his accident, a spokeswoman said.