Last Friday, Mandy Griffin, CIO (Chief Information Officer) and Managing Director of the The Health Informatics Service (THIS), hosted by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) won Digital Health’s prestigious CIO of the Year award.
While Mandy stated that she ‘felt very priveleged’ and ‘gobsmacked’, the NPEx team were not surprised by her triumphant win. The award, which celebrates the digital leaders in healthcare who are making the biggest contribution to change through IT, marks a huge achievement for Mandy in her work at THIS, especially on NPEx. Voted for by 3500 NHS chief information officers, chief clinical information officers and other digital health leaders, peers in the industry recognise the needs of healthcare today and just how hard Mandy has worked to fulfil them.
Mandy, who appeared in the NPEx Newsletter’s THIS Spotlight earlier this month, is a key member of NPEx’s Senior Management Team. he acts as the Senior Responsible Officer who makes decisions on behalf of THIS to ensure all decisions comply with CHFT’s statutory obligations. Mandy explained that her ‘role is to support the partnership of X-Lab and THIS to deliver the agreed annual business plan for NPEx and its future business strategy and, at the same time, ensure the appropriate resources are available to do so. I make sure the right investments are made to keep the solution futureproof and marketable’.
Since winning the award, Mandy has also been appointed Vice Chair of the CIO Advisory Panel as part of the Digital Health Networks Advisory Panels. The panels direct and navigate the CIO/CCIO Networks and Mandy will represent the Network nationally in her role.
Andy Harris, who is the General Manager at X-Lab Ltd., the partner organisation behind NPEx, commented: ‘This amazing achievement reflects not only Mandy’s work at CHFT, but also the ground-breaking progress and achievements of NPEx over the last 10 years. Her appointment to Vice-Chair of the Health CIO Advisory Panel is a key role in the light of recent NHSX announcements around the renewed emphasis on interoperability across the NHS. We join in congratulating her in these significant achievements’
Announced by Joe Hoeksma, editor and CEO of Digital Health, the awards took place at the Digital Health Summer School’s networking and awards dinner held at the University of Leeds from 18th to 19th July. It is the second year these awards have taken place with winners commending the honours for the networking, exposure and strategic opportunities they have offered individuals and their organisations.
The NPEx team offer Mandy our warmest congratulations and cannot wait to see the amazing work she will achieve across the next year. She is a crucial member of our team who adds important insight into how the NPEx solution can do more for more people and we wish her all the best as she continues to lead in digital healthcare.