Graham Durcan interviewed Professor Louis Appleby, CBE, not long after he took up his new role as the first ever National Clinical Director for Health and Criminal Justice. Professor Appleby was, until recently, the National Director for Mental Health in England where he spearheaded the 10-year programme of reform to England’s mental health services following the National Service Framework for Mental Health (Department of Health, 1999).
Mr Ray King is the Chief Executive of Bupa. He joined Bupa in 2001 as finance director and became its CEO in 2008. Despite the challenging economic conditions and health reform in the US, Ray King has successfully led Bupa in increasing turnover, surplus and members while reducing debt and reshaping the business by divesting non-core activities and investing in core activities and growth markets.
With a billion plus population and a largely unorganized health care industry, there is a huge gap between demand and supply for health care in India. Corporatization and retailing of health care is turning into a big business with a fast-emerging middle class population which is increasingly quality conscious.
Dr Ernest Madu is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean Ltd. Prior to his role at the Heart Institute, Dr Madu was on the faculty of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an expert in non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostics, with broad training and experience in all areas of cardiovascular diagnosis.
David Whitlinger serves as the director of Healthcare Device Standards and Interoperability for the Intel Corporation in its Digital Health Group. Mr. Whitlinger is responsible for Intel's healthcare device interoperability strategies and the standards development to support those strategies. He is currently leading a large, cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems.
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell is currently the Director of the African Palliative Care Association. She has extensive experience in sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and palliative care and her past and current work activities include working in advocacy issues, and coordinating funding and support to programmes in Asia and Africa for the development of palliative care in the continent.
Kevin Dean is the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Managing Director of Connected Health. He has experience in numerous aspects of health IT strategy and execution. In this interview he discusses the concept of "Connected Health", the benefits of ICT in healthcare, and the barriers to technology adoption.
Julie Moore is a graduate nurse who spent 10 years in clinical practice before entering nurse management. During her time as nurse manager and later director, she undertook an MA in Health Services Studies at Leeds University. After a year in general management, in 1998 Julie became a director in the newly merged Leeds Teaching Hospitals' Trust.
Brian James has worked in the UK's National Health Service for 30 years, with 20 years of that time spent at Executive or Director level. His experience spans strategy, hospital management, business development and information management and technology. In this exclusive interview, find out what he has to say about today's NHS, the BBC mini-series featuring Sir Gerry Robinson, and the concept of Patient Choice.
Dr. Sherry Cooper is Global Economic Strategist and Executive Vice-President of the Toronto-based BMO Financial Group. Over recent months Dr.Cooper and her BMO colleagues have undertaken an intensive research project on the potential human and economic consequences of a global influenza pandemic evolving from the bird flu virus. Read part two of her interview here.
Dr. John Wright is Director of Clinical Governance & Operations Medical Director at Bradford Royal Infirmary in the UK. Responsible for developing clinical excellence in secondary care, Dr. Wright is also a visiting Professor at two UK Universities and Chair of NHS LINKS which promotes international health links with developing countries.
Jerry Sanders began his professional career in international finance and corporate law at a New York City law firm. He then went on to lead The Shaw Group, an incubator of medical device companies, and is now the founder and Managing Director of San Francisco Science, a company which develops "break-through" technologies to solve existing medical problems.
Dr Sherry Cooper is Global Economic Strategist and Executive Vice-President of the Toronto-based BMO Financial Group. Over recent months Dr.Cooper and her BMO colleagues have undertaken an intensive research project on the potential human and economic consequences of a global influenza pandemic evolving from the bird flu virus.
Marcus Longley is senior fellow and associate director at the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care at the University of Glamorgan. He has worked in the UK's National Health Service for 14 years, in a variety of managerial and planning posts. Read what he has to say about healthcare schemes, service quality and making the most of skills in health services.
Amin I. Khalifa is Executive Vice President and CFO at Apria Healthcare - America's leading provider of integrated home healthcare products and services. Read what he has to say about strategy, HR and the role of today's Chief Financial Officer.