EMIS Health welcomes Duane Lawrence as secondary care managing director

02 Mar 2015

EMIS Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Duane Lawrence to lead its secondary care division. Duane is a highly respected IT executive who has worked for over 25 years in healthcare providing software solutions across both secondary and primary care.

As a US and UK citizen, Duane has worked in healthcare organisations across both countries. His most recent position was CEO at InferMed Limited.; before that he was general manager for Misys plc’s international healthcare division.

Duane has led organisations providing software and services to healthcare organisations around the world and across the continuum of care. He is passionate about using technology to improve patient experience and outcomes.

Duane spent his first morning speaking to colleagues around the world through a series of interactive webcasts and visited customers in the afternoon. The next few weeks will see him working with colleagues across the EMIS Group, focusing on delivering the best customer experience.

Duane Lawrence said: “We have an incredible opportunity to provide the clinical IT tools needed by healthcare providers to manage care pathways across multiple settings in an integrated and cohesive manner.

“We have an obligation to find intuitive and easy-to-implement ways of improving patient outcomes through the use of technology. By doing this, we can improve the overall health of our populations and, most importantly, the way our loved ones are cared for. No organisation is better placed to do this than EMIS Health.”

Chris Spencer, EMIS Health CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Duane to the team. His experience will be invaluable in delivering our objectives in secondary care and making sure that we can support our customers to provide better, more cost effective healthcare.”