Movers and Shakers information roundup


Our newest roundup of movers and shakers from internationally of well being IT features a new CDIO at an ICS in Cheshire and Merseyside and The Well being Informatics Service welcoming a brand new managing director. 

Alex Chaplin has been appointed chief digital data officer (CDIO) for the Cheshire and Merseyside Well being and Care Partnership Built-in Care System (ICS).

He joins the ICS from his position as senior accountable officer (SRO) on the Division of Well being and Social Care which concerned working with digital leaders in NHS trusts, NHS Digital and NHSX on supplier digitisation.

Chaplin stated: “As an area resident residing in Cheshire, I need to make a ‘distinction by means of digital’ not simply throughout the Cheshire and Merseyside footprint but additionally inside the 9 particular person native authority areas or ‘locations’ it’s made up of.

“The chance to make a distinction in outcomes for our associates, household and neighbours, while addressing well being inequalities throughout Cheshire and Merseyside by means of turning into a nationwide ICS exemplar is professionally compelling.”

Chaplin will succeed Paul Charnley who joined the Partnership in April 2020 and who’ll be going into semi-retirement, while he continues to work part-time within the Wirral, the place he lives.

Louise Shepherd, SRO for the Digital Programme, stated: “I’m delighted to welcome Alex to the Partnership’s Digital Programme group. He brings with him a wealth of expertise and a powerful monitor file of accomplishment”.

“I additionally need to thank Paul Charnley for his large contribution to the Partnership’s Digital Programme, as below his management the programme has gone from power to power. Specifically in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, which noticed the rapid-rollout of a spread of digital improvements that have been instrumental in supporting Cheshire and Merseyside’s response. With the assist of workers and stakeholders from throughout the Partnership he has helped to put substantial foundations on which we as a Digital Programme can proceed to construct on.”

Alex Chaplin took up his new position this month, and can work carefully with Paul Charnley and the Digital Programme group to make sure a easy transition over the approaching months.

The Well being Informatics Service (THIS) – a digital healthcare and IT specialist offering providers to enhance affected person care – has welcomed a brand new managing director.

Jim Rea, joins THIS from US-based Merck Prescribed drugs, the place he was North American director of know-how.

He says: “THIS has an incredible monitor file of delivering nice providers to colleagues, clinicians, third events and, most significantly, to our affected person inhabitants. I’m humbled by this chance, and I look ahead to working with the group and our broader group of stakeholders.”

THIS is an NHS-hosted well being informatics organisation ruled by the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Basis Belief (CHFT) which contains of two hospitals, Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, in addition to neighborhood websites and well being centres.

Digital well being teaching firm Liva Healthcare has appointed Dr Naresh Kanumilli as its new medical director within the UK.

Dr Kanumilli will lead the medical supervision of Liva within the UK and will be answerable for liaising with Liva’s main purchasers on medical providers. The training GP will even lead on defining and executing medical analysis in addition to research into the medical outcomes of the digital well being teaching programmes.

André Sode, CEO at Liva Healthcare, stated: “Dr Kanumilli is a wonderful addition to our group. He brings a wealth of medical perception and sensible expertise to the position. Each of those qualities shall be important in serving to Liva to evaluate and optimise our digital well being teaching programmes and providers, bettering the lives of individuals residing with diabetes and prediabetes all through Europe.”

October has seen Dr Junaid Bajwa and Mark Stansfeld becoming a member of the board of governors at Nuffield Well being – the UK’s largest healthcare charity.

Dr Bajwa has spent greater than 15 years working throughout major care, secondary care and public well being settings, along with appearing as a coverage maker inside the UK, the place he specialises in informatics, digital transformation, and management.

Whereas Stansfeld has over 30 years’ expertise within the telecoms and digital financial system, driving innovation and adoption of latest applied sciences and companies.

Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, chair of Nuffield Well being, stated: “I’m delighted to welcome Junaid and Mark to the Board. Their background and experiences will complement the prevailing Board with totally different expertise, information and connections that shall be invaluable to the charity.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re at a pivotal time within the Charity’s historical past, with an excellent better ambition to have a constructive influence on folks’s lives and assist construct a more healthy nation. I’ve little doubt that these additions to the Board will assist us progress even additional on this journey.”

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