Digital health consultancy Populo Consulting has appointed Jonah Aburrow-Jones as its new managing director.
The appointment comes as the company expands its senior team. It says they are looking to refresh its branding, introduce new services and open a London office in a bid to support NHS organisations looking to improve their digital agility, as well as underpinning new models of care and digital delivery for patients.
Mr Aburrow-Jones has previously worked for a wide-range of IT suppliers, intelligence companies, and consultancies for almost twenty years in both the UK and internationally.
He said: “Populo is a full service digital health consultancy. Our approach is non-typical because we work in partnership with clients to solve the problems that they have.
“We are all about caring about the quality of what we do and making sure that our clients have long-term, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that solve the problems they have and prepare them for the future.”
Populo has also appointed Gary Davies as client services director from Allscripts where he senior project manager, working with several of the Trusts in the North West who have implemented Allscripts. Previously he has worked for Integris, SystemC and Ascribe in project management and delivery roles.
He said: “We have found that many NHS organisations invest millions in a major IT system, only to find that by the time it has been rolled-out it has become obsolete or in need of significant optimisation.
“Our ‘Digital Agility’ service encourages organisations to use their estate in new ways, and then to draw up a strategic plan to fill in gaps in a cost-effective way.
“However, some of our biggest projects at the moment are not advising on systems but providing input into new models of care. National policy is focused on integrated care, and we can help to make sure that the technology is in place to support that, and that it works properly.”