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New Chief Digital Officer to join CQC
The Care Quality Commission has appointed Mark Sutton from Teach First in the role of Chief Digital Officer.
Mark will join CQC’s Board and Executive Team in April this year. He has over 20 years’ senior IT management experience in financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently the Technology Director at Teach First, a charity working for equality of education in England and Wales.
Chief Executive, Ian Trenholm said: “I am very pleased to welcome Mark Sutton to CQC. We have an ambitious programme of digital transformation ahead and Mark’s experience and track record in delivering improvements to core IT services and tools will be absolutely invaluable. The role of Chief Digital Officer is an important addition to our Executive Team and Board in an area critical to our strategic plans. I look forward to working with Mark so that we can continue to deliver our purpose in a rapidly changing health and care sector.”
Allscripts appoints Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA
Allscripts has appointed a new leader for its business in the UK while strengthening its focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Richard Strong, who was Vice President, International Services, is taking up the new role of vice president and managing director, EMEA.
Strong said his first priorities for the coming year would be to increase the number of NHS trusts signed-up to deploy the Sunrise electronic patient record and to raise awareness of the capabilities of its dbMotion population health management solution.
Strong started his career in the NHS in London, where his work as a biomedical scientist drew him into the implementation of laboratory information systems. He went on to work for Siemens Healthcare Systems and then Cerner UK, where he played a key role in the implementation of electronic patient record systems in the capital, before becoming its director of European services.
Allscripts will be bringing solutions to the UK from other regions include Sunrise Surgical Care with iPro Anaesthesia, the Patient Flow with Census Logic hospital status application, and Follow My Health, a patient engagement platform, as well as integrated electronic document management.
Tadworth Children’s Trust Impressed with New Mobile
“Our children and young people require regular monitoring x-rays” explains Alison Kasoar, Lead Radiographer. “Image quality and dose reduction were therefore key requirements for our new unit, and we were looking for a mobile with a small footprint and easy manoeuvrability. We have been greatly impressed by the dose reduction we’ve achieved with the Fujifilm FDR nano and the Virtual Grid™ technology. The combination of improved image quality and a reduction in processing time has also meant the children spend less time in x-ray and have more time for their important therapies and activities.”
“Because our x-ray facilities are moving to a newly re-furbished but smaller space we decided to transition from a traditional room to a mobile unit” said Heather Strong, Radiography Volunteer. “We have found the FDR nano very easy to use and it allows us to do the full range of examinations we previously did with a room. The flexibility of the FDR nano also enabled us to decommission the old room but continue our radiography service whilst the new room was completed. An added bonus has been the delightful child-friendly graphics supplied by Fujifilm.”
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HTN 100: CQC new CDO, Tadworth Children’s Trust and Allscripts