EMIS Live Pharmacy: Keynote - Digital transformation in pharmacy

09 Aug 2021 19:30 - 20:30 Microsoft Teams

Join us as we kick off EMIS Live Pharmacy, we have an exciting agenda of various events from lunch and learn to seminars.


This session will be introduced by Suzy Foster, CEO of EMIS, who will be joined by Sima Jassal, EMIS Clinical Director for Pharmacy and Leyla Hannbeck, CEO of Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp). The session will explore the digital transformation in pharmacy, the future of pharmacy and how technology can help meet some of the challenges faced by pharmacy teams.

Leyla Hannbeck will be discussing pharmacy at the present and future.

Sima Jassal will be discussing how technology can help alleviate some of the challenges faced by pharmacy teams and will also give an overview of the roadmap

This session provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and understand how we are working to overcome some of the technological barriers.


Suzy Foster, CEO, EMIS 

Suzy Foster leads our EMIS business. She is responsible for our NHS customers, and for EMIS end-to-end integrated care solution. Prior to joining EMIS Group, Suzy held senior roles at Microsoft UK, including leading their healthcare business for four years. She has a strong solutions and IT background and is a qualified accountant. Suzy’s career has been divided equally between large public and private sector organisations, where she has held a range of senior roles and managed large scale, technology enabled change programmes.

Suzy is passionate about three things – people, customers and the potential for technology to radically change the way we work and live. Nowhere is this more relevant than in health and social care and she is determined that EMIS will lead the way.


Leyla Hannbeck, CEO, AIMp

Leyla Hannbeck joined AIM in September 2019 as CEO. She works with the Board of Directors to set the vision and strategy for the organization to achieve the best outcome for members and influence the direction of travel for the sector and the overall profession. Leyla is passionate about pharmacy and patient care and does a lot of advocacy work to promote the role of pharmacists to the wider public, politicians and decision makers, including the Prime Minister. Prior to joining AIM Leyla worked for The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) as Director of Pharmacy and Chief Pharmacist and was a member of the senior management team. She represented the NPA and its members to national and international stakeholders and was referred to as ‘the face of the organization’ by its members. Her remit also included the Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) role for all independent pharmacies with less than 50 branches promoting patient safety.

Leyla holds a degree in Pharmacy and post graduate degrees in Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology and Toxicology and an MBA. Her career started in Sweden, where she conducted her studies in pharmacy and worked as a clinical pharmacist advisor before moving to the UK in 2004 and working her way up from pharmacist branch manager to senior management positions within the multiple and independent community pharmacy sector. She is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Great Britain.

Sima Jassal, Clinical Director, EMIS

Sima has more than 14 years of experience working in Pharmacy and has a deep knowledge of community pharmacy. Sima moved to the healthcare IT sector in 2014 when she joined EMIS as Pharmacy Manager, managing the clinical drugs database team. Over the years, her role has evolved, from pharmacy manager to head of pharmacy and now clinical director, ensuring a clinical focus is kept when developing our products.

As well as being the clinical director for Pharmacy, Sima is a registered pharmacist who continues to locum and has a passion for clinical safety and providing pharmacists technological solutions to support the ever-evolving profession.

How to join

Bookings have now closed, you can still join us tonight by clicking here at 7:30pm.

If you have any problems joining please contact serah.alade@emishealth.com