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15 July 2013

Andy Lockwood to head Capita Clinical Solutions

Capita today announces it has appointed Andy Lockwood as managing director of its clinical solutions business.

Andy has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, working in both small, innovative businesses and global firms responsible for major technical   infrastructure projects.

Capita Clinical Solutions is a leading global provider of clinical decision support software,  and managed IT services for private and public sector healthcare organisations.

A combination of financial and demographic factors is putting the healthcare industry, and particularly public health, under more pressure than ever before. The need to do things more efficiently, an ageing population and greater demands for patient access to health information are challenges that are only likely to grow.

Emma Pearson

Chief executive, Capita Health and Wellbeing

Andy joins from Daisy Communications, where he was responsible for a £40m data access and cloud hosting business. Before this he held senior positions in Covad Communications, the US’s only national provider of broadband and data services and Inktomi, a software company which became a market leader in internet search and caching technologies.  He also spent 10 years at BT, where he spearheaded the launch of the company’s first global mobile products.

Emma Pearson, chief executive of Capita’s health business, which includes Capita Clinical Solutions, said: “A combination of financial and demographic factors is putting the healthcare industry, and particularly public health, under more pressure than ever before.  The need to do things more efficiently, an ageing population and greater demands for patient access to health information are challenges that are only likely to grow.  Technology, such as the clinical decision making support software offered by Capita Clinical Solutions, will play a key role in the way we tackle those challenges. Andy’s background, particularly the way that innovation and client needs have driven what he does, makes his experience ideal to take the business forward.”        

Andy said: “Clinical Solutions has been improving healthcare services for more than a decade, providing the largest telephone triage healthcare provider in the world with 24 hour access to healthcare decision support for 70 million people. It enables clients to provide patients with a safe and active role in their own care, lowering costs, reducing clinical risks and providing a seamless journey through the healthcare system.  But the digital world is ever evolving and innovation, combined with total customer focus, will be what makes Capita Clinical Solutions continue to provide the right products at the right time in the right way. I am hugely excited about my role in making this happen and look forward to working with the business.”     

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