MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today the appointment of Steve Klis to the newly created position of President, Henry Schein Global Practice Solutions. Mr. Klis will lead the strategic and operational activities of Henry Schein's Global Practice Solutions business, which offers a variety of customizable practice-management software solutions designed to help practitioners build a better business and deliver quality patient care. These solutions include a wide range of integrated eServices and patient education options, which provide practitioners with a tailored system that meets individual practice needs. "Our dental, medical and animal health customers around the world share a number of similar practice challenges, many of which can be effectively addressed through the technology tools that we offer," said Jim Harding, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Henry Schein. "Steve will lead us in using our unique perspective of these three global markets to share technology best practices across market segments and country borders, with the goal of helping our customers increase practice efficiency and provide higher quality patient care." Mr. Klis joins Henry Schein with over 25 years of experience in the health care information technology and services industry. Prior to joining Henry Schein, Mr. Klis spent the last decade at CareFusion Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager, International. In this role, Mr. Klis was responsible for leading the commercial organization of Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions. Prior to CareFusion Corporation, Mr. Klis was a Sales Executive at Siemens Medical. Mr. Klis earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Loyola University Chicago. About Henry Schein's Global Practice Solutions GroupHenry Schein's Global Practice Solutions Group offers practice management software systems designed to help dental, medical and animal health practitioners improve the performance of their practice and provide high-quality patient care. Henry Schein's practice management solutions, installed in more than 80,000 health care practices, include features such as electronic medical records, patient treatment history, billing, accounts receivable analyses and management, appointment calendars, electronic claims processing and word processing programs. In addition, these solutions feature an open architecture, allowing for seamless integration of clinical devices, eServices and patient education options to help provide practitioners with a tailored system that meets individual practice needs. About Henry Schein, Inc.Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.