HM interview: Hal Wolf

Harold (Hal) Wolf III, the new head of HIMSS, was in London recently to meet health and IT policy leaders and to have lunch with the press. Lyn Whitfield spoke to him about his career, NHS reform, healthcare technology, and where he wants to take HIMSS next. Hal Wolf is a healthcare IT veteran. But […]

Interview: Chris Morris

One of the principal analysts at South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit talks to Lyn Whitfield about the evolution of risk stratification in the NHS, and what the future holds for healthcare analytics, in the run-up to this year’s EHI Live. It’s not exactly news that the NHS is under enormous pressure. Or that […]

Interview: Tara Donnelly

The chief executive of the Health Innovation Network talks to Lyn Whitfield about how DigitalHealth.London and its Accelerator are helping to bring good tech ideas and the NHS together, ahead of this year’s UK Health Show, at which she is a speaker. “I have not been in a supermarket for years,” says Tara Donnelly. “As […]

Interview: Mark England

Bedfordshire, Luton and Dunstable is one of the most advanced sustainability and transformation partnerships in the country. Its chief of staff, Mark England, talks to Lyn Whitfield about what it hopes to achieve as one of the country’s first accountable care systems, and how the Luton and Dunstable global digital exemplar will support it, ahead […]

HM Interview: Andrew Griffiths

The head of NHS IT in Wales tells Lyn Whitfield about the digital journey Wales has travelled for more than a decade; and why its investment in national infrastructure and systems is paying off with new services for staff – and patients. In 2004, as England’s National Programme for IT got into its stride, the […]

HM Interview: Alexander Rushton

The UK Health Show takes place at Olympia London on 27 September. Highland Marketing talks to UK Health Show event director and head of healthcare at GovNet Communications, Alexander Rushton, about what’s new and what the show’s survey is likely to reveal about the state of health and social care three years into the Five […]

HM interview: Andy Kinnear on Fed-IP and Well Connected

Andy Kinnear is a long-time advocate of moves to professionalise healthcare IT. That’s why he’s backing the Fed-IP register and the Well Connected pledge launched at this year’s eHealth Week. Andy Kinnear is well known for his work on Bristol’s Connecting Care project, which is building a local electronic patient record so that health and […]

HM interview: Stephen Lieber

Stephen Lieber has been president and chief executive of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) since 2000. In December, he announced that he would be standing down at the end of 2017. Half way through his final year, Lyn Whitfield from Highland Marketing asked him to reflect on his experience of world-wide efforts to […]

HM Interview: Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher has seen his chief clinical information officer role at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust expand from engaging clinicians in IT projects to helping to plan an EPR deployment, win a global digital exemplar bid, and underpin a new model of health and social care with technology. He talks to Lyn […]

HM Interview: Dr Simon Irving

An interest in helping to develop his trust’s IT led Dr Simon Irving to become one of four chief clinical information officers at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. He volunteered at the right time he tells Lyn Whitfield; since then the trust has made big strides, and is getting ready to implement an electronic patient record. […]

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