SynApps Launches Dedicated Healthcare Practice To Help NHS Organisations

Content management firm sets up dedicated health IT service to focus and resource growing health sector demand for innovative clinical content platforms

Maidenhead, UK, 18 June, 2015 – Content management leader SynApps Solutions has set up a dedicated Healthcare Practice that includes a new dedicated team of Health IT experts to deliver the SynApps clinical content store platform and services to the UK healthcare market.

The Practice has been set up in response to the strong support in the NHS for SynApps’ unique approach to helping clinicians, which demands proper focus and resource as a supplier.

In the past six months alone, four major English NHS Trusts have committed to work with SynApps’s VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) content management system to help them with their data, for example. SynApps healthcare customers include Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, London’s Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and Northampton General Hospital, amongst others.

SynApps’ key 2014 appointment Tony Backhouse will lead the new Healthcare Practice at SynApps. Tony was a natural choice to manage the new division because of his high-profile career in the area; prior to joining SynApps in early 2014, he was Head of Healthcare at OpenText, where he had built its UK health practice from the ground up – a position in turn built on years of health IT exposure, including leading (while at Logica) one of the biggest outsourcing agreements in the NHS, at London’s University College Hospital.

“We have witnessed huge demand for the SynApps VNA and are delighted to be working with so many major NHS bodies to help them realise their paperless ambitions,” confirmed Backhouse.

“We foresee that demand increasing and that’s growth we want to capitalise on. It’s also absolutely key that we have proper resource and focus to meet Chief Clinical Information Officers’ (CCIOs) needs, so we can properly understand and meet the challenges they face.”

Tony is expected to build more resource into his new team in the coming months, as yet more NHS Trusts commit to the VNA way of working with both structured and unstructured content.

To find out more about how SynApps Health Practice can assist you in managing data, get in touch, and also read our most recent blog on the topic here:

SynApps is also in recruitment mode, seeking talented Health IT professionals to become part of the team.  Get in touch, to find out more.

About SynApps

SynApps is an independent services and solutions company specialising in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies. Founded in 2003 by former Documentum services professionals, the company provides consultancy, implementation and support services for EMC Documentum, and has authored a suite of content integration solutions, ConXApps, that allow businesses to quickly maximise their investment in ECM technologies. Organisations across healthcare, government and commercial markets rely on SynApps solutions and services to capture and share knowledge more dynamically and efficiently.

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