New VP says his priority is to partner with customers to lead the drive towards engaging patients with shared care record programmes
Orion Health has appointed Mark Hindle as its new vice president for the UK and Ireland.
Hindle has joined the leading supplier of digital tools to improve healthcare experience from Evergreen Life, a personal health record app provider.
In his new role he said his priority will be to support Orion Health’s customers and help them upgrade to the latest, cloud-based version of its platform.
He added: “Orion Health’s shared care records hold information for over a third of the population of the UK and Ireland.
“There is a huge opportunity to use this foundation to truly empower patients and to help our NHS customers to engage with them using technology.
“I want Orion Health to be leading on this agenda from its position at the front of the market.”
He added: “I am passionate about improving the experience for patients.
“People should have their health and care data in their hands, so they can curate it, share it, and understand it.
“In the UK and Ireland, we need to be bold in our approach to building a patient experience into shared care records as these platforms are uniquely placed to put everyone, from the clinical staff and carers to the patient and their family and wider circle of care, ‘in the loop’.
“We need to make it as easy as possible for people to ask for help when they need it, knowing their health and care professionals are on the other end.
Hindle started his career at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, and over 20 years has held roles at Ascribe and iSoft, leading projects across the UK and Ireland and internationally.
In the UK and Ireland, we need to be bold in our approach to building a patient experience into shared care records as these platforms are uniquely placed to put everyone, from the clinical staff and carers to the patient and their family and wider circle of care, ‘in the loop’
He then founded his own health tech company, Aura Healthcare, before returning to leadership roles at Allocate Software and Evergreen Life.
Brad Porter, global chief executive officer of Orion Health, said: “We are incredibly proud of our work in the UK over the last two decades, and in Mark I believe we have found a proven innovative leader who is passionate about improving the healthcare experience for all.
“Orion Health is committed to supporting the communities in which it works, and I know Mark shares our values for working with our partners to enable the better use of data and digital tools so we can help free clinicians to do what they do best – looking after people.
“Mark will do a great job of engaging our customers in the UK and Ireland on the development of their shared care records to improve the working lives of clinicians and the health and wellbeing of the people they serve.”