The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has appointed Andy Williams its chief executive.
Williams will take up the role on April 2014.
Coming from the Computer Science Corporation, where he was president of managed services EMEA until 2012, he has experience in overseeing transformational technology projects in the UK and rest of the world. He has led teams in IBM, Alcatel-Lucent and CSC during the last three decades.
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Kingsley Manning, chair of the HSCIC, said: “Andy’s track record speaks for itself. His integrity and analytic skills, coupled with his extensive contacts across the informatics industry, will give HSCIC a further boost as it builds its reputation for information services.”
Working across industry sectors involved in programme governance, he has introduced new technology and managed change.
Andy Williams said: “ The HSCIC, since its creation in April last year, has made good progress in establishing itself as a highly influential source of information and analysis, as well as a provider of systems and services on which the NHS depends. No role in technology is more important than supporting the delivery of better patient care. I look forward to taking up my post in April and building on this early success.”
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care. The organisation was established on April 1 2013 and provides a range of specialist data services, informatics projects and publishes over 220 statistical reports per year.