Key healthcare appointment for ‘digital transformation specialist’
Agilisys, the ‘digital transformation’ specialist for the public sector, has announced the appointment of Claire Darbyshire as head of its Social Care and Health Technology Practice.
With over 23 years’ public sector experience, her appointment will support Agilisys' growth ambitions within social care and health, reflecting – as the company puts it – ‘the crucial role that technology now plays in supporting the public sector’.
Agilisys said: “Her varied background in health provider, commissioner, and regulatory roles provides a rich strategic and operational change experience portfolio. Coming from diverse and complex environments, including health and social care, population health, wellbeing, and community safety, she will bridge the gap between emerging global technological development and the public sector's challenges.”
She said: “Digital technology offers opportunity and challenge in the social care and health sector. My ambition is to support our clients to explore their digital potential, create high-impact solutions to the challenges they are facing now, and devise strategies for sustainable future digital developments. I am excited to introduce the creative technological expertise at Agilisys into the dynamic pathways between health and social care, around communities and place-based approaches to make a difference to working lives, communities, and the people who live in them."
Agilisys says it ‘continues to adapt to changing market demands’, adding that ‘investment in the social care and health technology team is the latest step in this strategic direction’, and ‘comes at the tipping point for technology adoption in this space’.
Louise Ah-Wong, senior partner, added: “We are delighted to have Claire Darbyshire on board, and her strong leadership, and rich portfolio of experience, will bring about measurable outcomes for our clients. At a time when the pressure is really on the public sector and social care, technology will play a key role in helping shape reforms over the coming years. The addition of Claire to this new team will help position our capabilities strongly, and leaves us well placed to better meet the needs of our customers."