Marc O’Brien appointed to new role of Chief Technical Officer
10 December 2018
Medica Group Plc (LSE:MGP), the UK market leader in the provision of teleradiology services, today announces that Marc O’Brien has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Group.
As CTO, Marc will be responsible for developing and directing the technology strategy for the business. His appointment will help to ensure that Medica remains informed about developments at the forefront of technology and focuses on the most effective and innovative ways to deliver its services.
Marc brings a wealth of expertise and familiarity with the sector to Medica. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Officer at InHealth, the diagnostics and healthcare solutions provider, where he developed and delivered their digital and technical strategy. Prior to his time at InHealth, he worked for Viapath and was a member of the team that founded Spire Healthcare, which is now a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.
Marc joins a number of recent hires at Medica across Operations and Technology, including Ian Edwards (MBCS) who joined the Company as Information Security Manager in September 2018.
Commenting on his appointment, Marc O’Brien said:
“I am excited to be part of Medica where my priority will be to facilitate clinically safe growth of the organisation through the delivery of a technology strategy. This will enable the Group to improve on its already excellent service delivery whilst ensuring the service is underpinned by the most clinically safe, innovative and secure technology.”
John Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Medica, also commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Marc who is a key addition to the leadership team. His knowledge of technological systems and infrastructure will be invaluable as we look to increase our radiology capacity by building a global network of specialists to meet a growing demand for our services.
“Our recent appointments represent significant hires for Medica Group. We are further strengthening our operational team and continue to invest in developing our technology, operational improvement and advance our approach to innovation as we strive for excellence.”
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MEDICA is the UK market leader in the provision of teleradiology services, providing outsourced interpretation and reporting on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerised tomography) and plain film (x-ray) images. The Company currently offers three primary services to hospital radiology departments: NightHawk, an out-of-hours service, routine cross-sectional reporting on MRI and CT scans, and routine plain film reporting on x-ray images.
MEDICA has developed a bespoke secure IT platform that provides market-leading linkage between a hospital’s Radiology Information System (RIS) and Consultant Radiologists who contract with MEDICA. Direct RIS access ensures that the full wider patient information is available and reviewed with every report.
The Company contracts with the largest pool of consultant radiologists outside of the NHS and has been trusted to provide more than 1.3 million examinations annually across its customer base of more than 100 NHS Trusts and various private hospital groups and diagnostic imaging companies. For more information please visit www.medicagroup.co.uk
Teleradiology is the electronic transmission of radiological patient images, including plain film (x-rays), CT scans and MRI scans, from one location to another for the purposes of diagnostic interpretation and reporting.