Maureen joined NHS Connecting for Health in 2007 and is now clinical director for patient safety. She has previously held appointments with the National Patient Safety Agency, NHS Direct and the University of Nottingham, and was honorary secretary of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 1999-2009. Her work has included establishing a formal clinical safety management system for CfH, developing safety standards for health IT for the NHS in England, and developing e-learning for doctors in training.
Markus Bolton is co-founder of Shearwater Healthcare Solutions, a new company which provides expertise and growth capital to IT companies in the health and social care market. Markus was previously founder and director of sales and strategy at System C Healthcare, now part of the McKesson Corporation. He has 30 years' experience of designing, deploying and funding the development of IT systems for the NHS.
With board level responsibility, Neil Darvill is director of informatics at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust. He previously worked as director of informatics at two other high profile hospital trusts - Blackpool Victoria NHS Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust. Neil has 30 years' extensive experience working in health care environments in an IM&T setting. EHI readers voted him healthcare IT champion of the year in 2012.
Ewan Davis is a Director of Woodcote Consulting Ltd and HANDIhealth CIC and has worked in Healthcare Informatics since 1981. He is a Health Informatics Strategist with broad knowledge and extensive networks across the healthcare and health informatics domains with particular experience in primary care, electronic prescribing, healthcare IT ecosystem architectures and health and care app development. Ewan is a member of the Intellect Health Care Council.
Adam Drury is a principal consultant for Finnamore and has particular expertise in project and programme management, training and development, delivery of organisational change, business cases and strategy development. Adam is also chair of the national informatics professional association (BCS ASSIST). Prior to consultancy work, Adam undertook a number of NHS informatics roles over a ten year period and before that worked in the higher education sector for six years.
Dr Mark Griffiths is a consultant paediatric radiologist at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also clinical safety officer and member of the information strategy and steering group. He is chairman of the UK Imaging Informatics Group, a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. Dr Griffiths has particular interests in PACs/RIS development, information sharing and collaborative workflows, and led a collaborative PACS/RIS procurement for his own hospital and six neighbouring organisations.
Dr Susan Hamer is organisational and workforce development director at the NIHR Clinical Research Network, for which she takes responsibility for patient and public involvement activity. For the past two years, she has held the post of director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals at NHS Connecting for Health, where she was part of a clinical team with responsibility for developing informatics capability across the whole of the NHS.
Susan is passionate about the possibilities for technology to enhance practice and to support innovation in the development of patient led services. She sees the development of accessible information as crucial to this.
Pete Marsh started his career in pathology. He worked as part of the team at Wirral Hospital that built a national (ERDIP) demonstrator for electronic patient records, and went on to become technical director of the Wirral Health Informatics Service. He is now an independent consultant for MECHealthIT Consulting. Peter has undertaken secondments to both the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office, and was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to the NHS in Wirral in clinical informatics.
Calum Macleod is vice president - healthcare and local government at CGI, a company that he joined in July 2012. He spent the previous 15 years working across a range of public sector organisations including healthcare, local government, central government and defence and prior to that worked at Land Rover.
He is particularly passionate about how technology can enable the public services to collaborate more effectively and to intervene early when problems arise. He is married to a paediatrician and so understands the pressures faced on the front-line.
Ed Percy is CGI's international business development director. He is responsible for healthcare business development across CGI's operations, including strategic portfolio management, development of new value propositions, promoting CGI's thought leadership in healthcare, and providing strategic bid support to the various countries across CGI's network. Prior to joining CGI, Ed held a global business development role for Orion Health, working specifically in the domain of healthcare interoperability and clinical workflow. Ed has worked in healthcare for 12 years and is a well-known presenter at conferences. He has a B.Eng Hons degree in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering and counts himself an avid amateur scientist.
Gwyn Thomas is the chief information officer for Welsh Government and director for health and social care informatics.
As CIO for Wales he is providing the leadership for a 'digital first' approach to online public services and has responsibility for setting the overall ICT strategy and design for the public sector. As director for health and social care informatics he has overseen the development of new national services that are delivering vital clinical information where and when it's needed, and real benefits for patients.
Previously, he was chief executive of the NHS Information Authority in England, and a board member of a large acute teaching hospital.
Dr Justin Whatling leads Cerner's European Advisory Practice, which is responsible for performance improvement and population health management. He is health chair at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; visiting professor at University College London in the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME); non-executive director of the BMJ Publishing Group; and steering group member of Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Council.
Dr Paul Woolman is a health informatics consultant for NHS National Services Scotland and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, he worked in Scottish Government, the NHS and academia. He is a fellow of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. He is on the board of the UK Faculty of Health Informatics and several companies. He is an expert in interoperability and informatics standards, speaking or publishing more than 70 works.
Linda is a co-founder of eHealth Media and one of its directors. An editor and writer with 20 years experience of the healthcare sector, Linda is a former editor of Nursing Times (1988-92) and editorial director of Macmillan Publishers' health magazines, now Emap Healthcare (1992-8). She holds an MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.
Jon is a co-founder of eHealth Media and editor of eHealth Insider. He is a former editor of Health Manager Today who has reported on health IT issues for a variety of publications. Before entering journalism, he was an NHS graduate trainee working in Southampton, chiefly in primary care. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1991.
Senior analyst SA Mathieson joined eHealth Insider in December 2012. He has researched and written about healthcare IT for more than a decade, firstly as a freelance writer for titles including Health Service Journal and the Guardian, then as news editor of Government Computing and founding editor of the Guardian Healthcare Professional Network. Before joining EHI Intelligence he worked as a senior healthcare analyst for Kable. He also blogs, tweets @samathieson and writes articles about healthcare and other topics.
Paul joined eHealth Insider in 2010 to set up and lead its consulting team. He has had a 25 year career in providing information on which decisions are made, including stints at Which? Magazine and Kable. As MD, he sold the business to Guardian News and Media and became head of publishing for the Guardian's B2B business, Guardian Professional.
Lyn joined eHealth Media as managing editor in 2008, after several years as a freelance journalist, editor and project manager working for both newspapers and magazines and think-tanks. She is an LSE graduate, holding an MSc (with distinction) in Public Policy and Planning.