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Ascribe invests in providing added value to Customers

Clinical Solution developer launches Business Change service

26th March 2012 – Ascribe, leading provider of Healthcare IT solutions, is delighted to announce a new key appointment to its Consulting Service Division. Jason Da Costa has been named as Head of Change Management Consulting, this new service will focus on developing additional value benefits and greater stakeholder engagement using IT led Change Management capabilities. 

This investment further strengthens Ascribe’s commitment to deliver improved health outcomes and deliver business and clinical performance improvements, whilst reducing customer’s operational costs.

Jason has gained significant IT experience implementing clinical and operational systems within the NHS over the last 20 years. His work has taken him from managing and directing services within the NHS to recent innovative work across Yorkshire and the Humber Trusts, enabling clinical leaders and teams to realise significant benefits, including:

  • Reducing waiting times at one Trust from 12 weeks to 2 weeks

  • Improving the quality and amount of clinical data and information about the patient by 60% at another Trust

  • Increasing the amount of face-to-face patient time for clinicians.

Jason is passionate about supporting Trusts to increase the return on their existing investments, realising additional efficiencies, and delivering additional improvements to patient safety with the integrated IT systems that already exist within the Trusts.

Combining this experience with the broader set of well-resourced services and products, capable of meeting all the Business Intelligence and Consulting needs of UK healthcare organisations, places Ascribe in a unique position to help overcome the challenges facing Health IT customers.

"I am pleased to welcome to the Change Management team to Ascribe. The combination of our clinical systems and existing consulting services expertise with the Change Management team will allow us to strengthen our clinical solution capabilities and show our customers we are focused on supporting their challenges to improve clinical outcomes and reduce operating costs," says Stephen Critchlow, CEO, Ascribe Ltd. 

Jason DaCosta added: "I am excited with the opportunities that Change Management services will provide to our healthcare customers. This new initiative supports the company vision of informing care and improving health using evidence-based decision making.  Closer alignment of clinical solutions to the improvement and commissioning agenda is critical as healthcare organisations continue to improve the quality of care they provide from their existing IT investment." 

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Notes to Editors
 
For further information, please contact:
Stephen Critchlow, CEO, Ascribe Ltd
stephen.critchlow@ascribe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 870 053 4545

Simon Mehlman, Marketing Manager, Ascribe Ltd         
simon.mehlman@ascribe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 870 053 4545

About Ascribe Consulting
Informing healthcare decisions using appropriate information, and improving health outcomes through the use of informed clinical intelligence have always been at the heart of Ascribe's vision and mission. Ascribe Consulting has established itself as a trusted partner in over 70 NHS Trusts and provides a wide range of health and social care organisations with access to performance KPIs, operational or clinical dashboards or direct access to data using analytical tools.

About Ascribe
Over 75% of NHS Acute Trusts use Ascribe systems and our commitment to improving healthcare IT has made us a strategic partner for a growing number of Trusts.

Ascribe's clinical systems are robust and scalable, from departmental systems through to strategic enterprise-scale solutions. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner. In addition developing its own solutions, Ascribe provides professional consultancy personnel for Ascribe, Microsoft and other healthcare IT systems. From Electronic Prescribing through to Paperless Clinical Management and even Pharmacy robotic interfaces, Ascribe's breadth of integrated systems has been proven to help Trusts improve their efficiency and cut costs.

Ascribe employs 300 personnel through its operating companies in the UK, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit http://www.ascribe.com/

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