Guest interview: David Hancock

The long-standing health and social care IT expert and advocate for interoperability discusses frontline digitisation, shared care records, and standards adoption. Interoperability is closer than we think, he says: what we need are open APIs, and they’re coming… David Hancock has worked in IT “for something like 40-years”, with 20 of those spent in life […]

Guest interview: Clive Flashman

Clive Flashman has a longstanding interest in using health tech to engage patients and improve safety. He argues that to make real progress, the NHS needs to start taking a systems view, rather than a tactical view, of its adoption. Clive Flashman’s interest in health tech goes back a long way; and his interest in […]

Interview: Anne Cooper

Digital nurse leader Anne Cooper is joining the Highland Marketing advisory board; a group of NHS IT and industry experts that provides a sounding board for discussion of healthcare IT. She talks to Lyn Whitfield about her career, her ongoing passion for technology to support nurses and patients, and why ambulances need to be part […]

Guest interview: Matthew Swindells

The new chair of four trusts in North West London has had a long career in the NHS and a significant influence on the development of its IT. He talks to Lyn Whitfield about progress on electronic patient records, the importance of virtual wards and population health management, and his ambitions for North West London. […]

Guest interview: Dr Masood Ahmed

Highland Marketing’s latest interviewee is a digital leader in the Black Country and West Birmingham. Masood Ahmed says his role is to create the right environment for innovation, which is why he supports the All4Health&Care community that exists to bring healthcare and technology companies together. Masood Ahmed has had a diverse career; one that has […]

Interview: Will Smart

The former NHS chief information officer is now global director of external relations for Dedalus Group, which last year bought DXC Technology’s healthcare software business. Lyn Whitfield asks him what Dedalus has planned for its NHS installed base and discusses what the future holds for healthcare technology. The news that global IT firm Dedalus was […]

HM interview: Scottish Care – Overcoming the acute design problem for social care and tech

Scotland’s technology provision for social care must be different in design to health, and it must be designed around people rather than organisations, Scottish Care’s Dr Donald Macaskill and Dr Tara French tell Highland Marketing’s Susan Venables and Matthew D’Arcy. When the Scottish Government first launched its Digital Health and Care Strategy in 2018, membership […]

HM interview: Jane Brightman – ‘Please don’t let social care get left behind on tech’

The pandemic has advanced tech for social care and momentum is building for integration and information sharing. But there is still a lot to do, says Jane Brightman at the newly named Institute of Health and Social Care Management. She speaks to Matthew D’Arcy about how tech vendors might help.  With a new government white paper published in February, more integrated care systems coming on […]

Interview: Tom Russell and Leontina Postelnicu from techUK

TechUK has published a ten-point plan for health tech, covering everything from digital access for the public, to social care, interoperability, and procurement. Lyn Whitfield asked its authors why they’re optimistic that some gnarly problems can be addressed as the NHS gets ready to reset after Covid-19. The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic saw […]

Guest interview: Silvia Piai

The research director for IDC Health Insights in Europe reflects on the health tech response to Covid-19 and how it has played into longer term trends that are leading to a shake-up of the IT market; and new opportunities for vendors. Silvia Piai is research director for IDC Health Insights in Europe. Her role involves […]

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