Caradigm Appoints UK Managing DirectorRichard Craven joins from Cerner to drive growth in UK healthcare market
London - April 22, 2013 - Caradigm, the IT healthcare company formed as a joint venture between GE Healthcare and Microsoft, has appointed Richard Craven as Regional Vice President and Managing Director, UK and Nordic region. Richard joins the company from Cerner Corporation, where he held an executive management role developing new business and sales.
Caradigm was formed in 2012 and is launching a range of innovative software solutions in the UK aimed at helping both the NHS and private healthcare organisations meet the challenge of improving the quality and outcomes of care whilst controlling costs. The Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) solution has the ability to aggregate data from different IT systems in near-real time, provide analytics tools for common surveillance and cohort management needs, and create a rich data asset that can be re-used to create a broad solution ecosystem for healthcare professionals.
Richard will play a pivotal role in establishing Caradigm within the UK and driving growth in the healthcare market. His priority will be to connect with senior managers within the NHS and other healthcare organisations to build awareness and understanding of Caradigm’s innovative solutions. He will also be seeking to build relationships with other IT providers to create applications tackling specific healthcare challenges, such as managing hospital re-admissions, emergency care usage and infection control.
Richard has more than 22 years’ experience in the IT industry and more than 26 years’ experience in healthcare. He has held a number of senior executive and board positions with privately held and listed organisations, along with advisory positions in corporate finance, private equity and government.
Previous roles include Executive Director for Global Sales, Marketing and Product Management with Clinical Solutions, a clinical decision support business; CEO for the Asia Pacific region and Group Sales Director for iSOFT plc, now part of Computer Sciences Corporation, and CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa with Per-Se Technologies (now part of McKesson Corporation).
Richard studied Medical Physics and Operating Department Practice at Sheffield University and has postgraduate qualifications in Criminology, Management and Law from the University of Cambridge and Manchester Business School.
Richard comments: “Despite 30 years of innovation and standardisation in healthcare and healthcare IT, important clinical information is still locked in silos, in multiple systems and across multiple care settings. Caradigm provides the tools and platform to access and liberate clinical and operational data, helping healthcare organisations to improve efficiency and the quality of care they deliver and to enable much needed transformational change.”
Formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012, Caradigm is a 50–50 joint venture focused on enabling health systems and payers to drive continuous improvements in care. Caradigm software helps healthcare professionals across care settings to use data to gain critical insights, collaborate with each other and with patients, and to develop and implement innovative care solutions. Caradigm products—and applications built by partners to extend these products—give clinicians, administrators and finance teams timely access to key information, helping them to take steps to solve some of healthcare’s biggest challenges, including chronic disease management, preventable hospital readmissions and hospital acquired conditions, and to advance integrated, accountable care. Caradigm is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. Caradigm UK is based in London. For more information about the company, visit http://www.caradigm.co.uk.
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