Joint CEO and Sales Director Mark Winstone sends out a message of best wishes for 2018
As we come to the end of a very interesting year for the NHS, the Police and general business – in the context of Brexit, on-going digitisation of society and a less predictable international scene, it’s time to reflect on where we are.
What we see and hear from our many NHS, Police and enterprise customers is that while there have been issues for many in the economy, especially for those in the public sector facing austerity, we get a sense that there are signs of real progress.
There has been progress for our customers in trying to get closer to the digital NHS sought (and which will be the best-organised NHS in terms of budget pressure and meeting the demands of a changing society and healthcare environment). We have been working for some time with a large teaching hospital in the North East, for example, that is resulting in a proof of concept demonstrator of ground-breaking medical records sharing.
That project in turn connects up with our work and interest in the Great North Care Record initiative.
This is also even more the case now that we have opened up a new line of business with another important partner, our new Intelligent Metadata Layer proposition (see my last blog : Meet IML – The New Single Window On ALL Your Corporate Information LINK]). That will soon open into a strong business for us – in the same way as our health business powered by Open Source in the form of the Alfresco platform has been introduced into so many NHS Trusts up and down the country. While being talked about for years and not happening enough, at last we are seeing real achievement in the area of connecting DICOM Vendor Neutral Archives with EPRs.
There is also great work commencing in digital Policing and SynApps is at the heart of three hugely important business-social-legal areas of interesting and important work: helping the NHS do a better job, helping the Forces to be more effective in delivering justice and protecting citizen rights, and aiding enterprises make information more productive and useful for them via IML.
SynApps has also entered into an exciting partnership with AWS to enable quick to deploy, low cost, scalable, secure ECM “solutions as a service” with the content residing in the UK.
We see 2018 as being a really promising year for us commercially and we are looking forward to the chance to opening up a dialogue about all the great opportunities with you, our customers, in the next 12 months.
A big seasonal thank you to all our staff, partners and most of all customers – and all good wishes for 2018!