Hi this is Jon Hoeksma, editor of EHI. We launched the Chief Clinical Information Officer campaign back in July and have been delighted by how well its been recieved. As of last Friday we had ten Royal Colleges backing the campaign, plus the BMA, NHS Confederation and NHS Alliance. Over forty suppliers have also given their backing.
We invite supporters to show their support by signing the online petition at: www.ehi.co.uk/campaign/ccio
Where you can debate all aspects of the CCIO role. As eHealth Insider's managing editor (which means that I look after the news pages and other editorial items day to day) I'll be fascinated to see what other aspects of the news readers will want to discuss in this group. The future of NPfIT? Or just the office's favourite biscuits on Monday morning (with EHI Live 2011 opening overnight, stress levels are high and the biscuit quotient higher!!)
I'm part of the team responsible for transferring this initiative from a campaign to a fully-fledged network of online resources and face-to-face events. It is our goal to make the CCIO Leaders Network into a rich professional community of interest to promote sustained
discussion on leadership challenges facing current and future CCIOs.
We hope that you will revisit this group to find out more about the CCIO role, including examples of different types of job descriptions,
personnel profiles and evidence-based case studies of the benefits of CCIOs uploaded by different individuals and organisations, including those drawing on experiences from the USA, Europe and Scotland.
Let me know if you have any ideas to broaden the scope of the Network.
Hello everyone, my name is Josephine Weir and I am the CCIO campaign coordinator of this wonderful and successful campaign calling for chief clinical information officers across all NHS organisations. With the launch of the CCIO Leaders Network coming up there are many exciting projects and events scheduled for 2012. Should you have any queries about what these might entail then navigate your way to the CCIO Leaders Network Events group.
I also manage the dedicated twitter feed @EHICCIOCampaign so do follow for another way to keep in contact with the campaign.
Hello - my name is Simon and I'm a clinician interested in health informatics. [The group claps half-heartedly and mutters "I've seen him somewhere before" to each other.]
I'm the medical director at NHS Informatics (or DH Informatics Directorate, or NHS Connecting for Health but definitely not NPfIT). [Aaah says the group, or possibly aaargh, hard to make out]
Anyway, years working at the centre have given me an "interesting" perspective on political decisions but hasn't managed to diminish my enthusiasm for good IT and technology as a way to improve patient care and care decisions.
I'm a strong supporter of the CCIO campaign since its inception and hope it will trigger greater clinical interest and passion about IT, especially in the hospital sector.
Hello. I am Mark Dayer, a little less well known than Simon. I am a clinician and have been involved with health informatics for some time and was involved heavily with the Cerner Upgrade at our trust. I think there is a need for a strong CCIO at every trust and the proper implementation of IT could radically improve patient care.
I'm Joe McDonald, Consultant Psychiatrist and until March 31st I will remain National Clinical Lead for IT (Mental Health) at the DH ,after that I am being set free following 4 years with the National Programme. I have at times been clinical lead on both the most successul and unsuccessful programmes in NPfIT secondary care. Clinical Leadership is Key and thats why I, the National Mental Health Informatics Network and the Royal College of Psychiatrists back the CCIO campaign.
I'm Steve Fuller been in the NHS since 1980 ish - we had green screens then :-) Been to through too many reorganisations, but have been exposed to all parts of the NHS family now IM&T Operations Manager @ Medway Community Healthcare CIC.
I'm Will Holley, Technical Director at Bluewire Technologies. For the last 8 years I've been working on our clinical toolkit / portal / EPR (the terminology seems to change every year or so!) product, Epro.
We've generally been early-adopters of emerging standards such as the Common User Interface, DM D, SNOMED CT, ITK and are one of a few SMEs trying to find our place in the post-CfH world.
I'm interested in how others are approaching the same kind of problems that we try to solve with Epro, especially when using innovative approaches and technology.
Hello. My name is Mark Toomey. I'm one of the original authors of the ISO 38500 standard which guides organisaiotns on governance of IT. Those who understand the standard will appreciate that it strongly supports the role of CCIO and that it can be a tremendous support resource for the CCIO.
I'm based in Australia, but travel the globe to explain how ISO 38500 helps those on the business side of the ledger direct and control the use of information technology. I sincerely hope that my next visit to the UK will be in 2012 and will be focused on providing support and knowledge for people who are entering, about to enter, of considering establishing a CCIO role.
Meanwhile, my book, Waltzing with the Elephant, and my monthly Infonomics Letter may prove useful.
Feel free to contact me at any time. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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