New CEO and CSO for EMIS Health

EMIS Group has announced two senior appointments, Suzy Foster as Chief Executive Office and Bob Brown as Chief Solutions Officer.

The appointments follow the company recently announcing EMIS-X, it’s next generation platform. You can read our exclusive interview with Pete Malcolm, EMIS Group Chief Technology Officer on EMIS-X here.

Suzy Foster is appointed CEO for EMIS Health and 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 that 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 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.”

Andy Thorburn, CEO, EMIS Group said: “I am pleased to announce these new appointments. 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.”