Suzy Foster is appointed CEO for EMIS Health. She will be responsible for EMIS Health’s end-to-end integrated care offerings to the NHS. Suzy has previously held senior roles at Microsoft UK and ran their healthcare business for four years.
Suzy said: “I am delighted to be joining EMIS Health at such an exciting time. I am passionate about the impact appropriate and secure data sharing can have on healthcare, and am looking forward to unlocking the potential of EMIS-X to do this and improve health outcomes.”
Bob Brown will shortly take up the newly created role of Chief Solutions Officer at EMIS Health and will be responsible for building end-to-end health economy solutions for customers.
He is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Manchester City Council and previously held senior positions at Aviva, Accenture and HCL. As CIO, he has been focused on the council’s IT strategy and joining up health and social care across the whole of Manchester.
Bob said: “I have extensive public and private sector experience and look forward to using that expertise to put customers at the heart of solutions, using their knowledge to design products and services that work for them. I am excited about EMIS-X’s ability to meet modern healthcare’s needs and ensure effective and efficient services.”
Evelyn Chalk started working as Director of EMIS Health Scotland & Northern Ireland in the week that EMIS Health was awarded a place on NHS National Services Scotland framework to supply GP IT systems. She is based in Glasgow.
She has a background in biomedical sciences and started her career working in a pathology lab in Edinburgh before moving into healthcare IT. Her last role was as Chief Operating Officer with software vendor IMS Maxims. She will head up operations in Scotland as EMIS Health looks to develop strategic relationships and deliver against the new framework.
Evelyn said: “I am thrilled to be working back in Scotland and for the people of Scotland. I am focused on joining up healthcare to improve clinicians’ work and rolling out EMIS-X.”
EMIS Group CEO Andy Thorburn said: “I am pleased to announce these new appointments. Evelyn has already joined our team and both Bob and Suzy will come on board in the coming weeks. They will boost our capabilities to execute our new strategy and drive EMIS Group forward.”