With a growing need for end-to-end strategic support for health projects across the UK and Europe, Nordic Consulting is expanding its team of senior experts with external hires and internal promotions.
The company has appointed senior healthcare leader, Samara Lattimer, as its new client partner, as part of its expanded offering in the UK and Ireland.
With over 20 years experience working with providers on digitally-enabled transformation programmes, including the largest electronic patient record (EPR) implementations in the NHS and Northern Ireland, Lattimer will be leading Nordic’s NHS services and solutions.
In her new role, she will be partnering with both clinical and digital healthcare leaders to understand their digital ambitions and help devise delivery plans to ensure the successful implementation and optimisation of these projects.
Lattimer’s previous experience, which also spans the development of Northamptonshire’s Local Digital Roadmap and a talent management IT system for the NHS Leadership Academy, means she is well placed to advise organisations on the delivery of key national initiatives, such as the NHS’s Frontline Digitisation programme.
She said: "The large technology-enabled change programmes underway in the NHS at the moment are once in a generation in nature and will transform the way care is delivered.
With NHS trusts facing practical challenges, such as skills shortages, legacy IT systems, and historical underinvestment in technology, it’s essential it can call on partners to provide domain and clinical expertise to deliver their goals
“However, with NHS trusts facing practical challenges, such as skills shortages, legacy IT systems, and historical underinvestment in technology, it’s essential that the NHS can call on partners to provide domain and clinical expertise to deliver their goals.
“Having worked with the NHS for over 20 years, I’ve seen first-hand how digital is an enabler to change, so it is a privilege to be a trusted partner to healthcare organisations as they transform services.
“Nordic's commitment to making a real difference in people’s lives aligns with my personal passion for healthcare and I’m proud to be part of a company that shares my values and vision for the future.”
Kieran Hughes, president for Europe at Nordic, added: “We’re thrilled to have Samara as part of the team.
“I believe her extensive expertise in designing solutions and services to meet the needs of healthcare systems will be an invaluable asset to our customers.”
Recognising the growing need for end-to-end strategic partnerships across the UK, Ireland and Western Europe, Nordic has also made three internal promotions; Jeroen Kolen, who will become regional director in The Netherlands; Annelot Nieuwenhuis as implementation director; and Guillermo Garcia Nelen as director of international finance in the UK.