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Backhouse says he accepted the SynApps opportunity, as he is an admirer of the firm’s approach and company culture.

To satisfy market demand, seasoned industry consultant and sales leader Tony Backhouse joins SynApps Solutions to strengthen healthcare team

Maidenhead, UK – 7th April, 2014 – SynApps Solutions, the content management solutions company, is delighted to announce the appointment of highly experienced public sector technology consultant Tony Backhouse.

In response to increased growth in demand for the firm’s innovative VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) based electronic patient record (EPR) systems in the NHS, SynApps has headhunted Backhouse to join its new healthcare division.

Backhouse, a seasoned professional with a strong track record in both the public and private sector, brings a combination of fifteen years of enterprise-level experience gained working with large organisations, plus leadership on a wide range of major IT-led business transformation programmes – including in the health service.

Along with a series of senior roles for global IT services group Logica, Atos Consulting and Sema Consulting, Backhouse was most recently Head of Healthcare at Enterprise Information Management firm OpenText, responsible for building a new health practice in the UK. Now he is to lend his considerable skills and contacts to SynApps’ rapid expansion into the health market.

This is based on a new approach being offered to Trusts to build a ground-level EPR, which extends proven PACS (X-Ray database) systems as the basis for a new form of patient data platform.

Major hospital Trusts including The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen, Kingston and Liverpool Women’s Hospitals are already committed to the SynApps VNA EPR approach as their route tothe paperless, data-sharing NHS envisaged by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for 2018.

Backhouse says he accepted the SynApps opportunity, as he is an admirer of the firm’s approach and company culture.

“It’s a smart and comprehensive solution promising huge benefits for hospitals – and I am convinced it has a great future as the basis for a new form of EPR that will really deliver for the NHS.

“SynApps has an enviable list of customers and an outstanding solution,” he adds.

“The potential of the SynApps solution, combined with a market that has exceptional growth potential, is a truly exciting challenge.”

For Jim Whitelaw, Managing Director of SynApps, “It is our aim to position SynApps as the primary provider of solutions for NHS-wide electronic patient records.”
“Tony’s considerable experience and solid track record in transformational engagements for public sector clients, combined with our own outstanding technology solution, will meet that goal – and help grow SynApps business significantly in this expanding and important market.”

About SynApps
SynApps is an independent services and solutions company specialising in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies. Founded in 2003 by former Documentum services professionals, SynApps provides consultancy, implementation and support services for EMC Documentum and Alfresco, and has authored a suite of content integration solutions, ConXApps, that allow businesses to quickly maximise their investment in ECM technologies.
Organisations across healthcare, government and commercial markets rely on SynApps solutions and services to capture and share knowledge more dynamically and efficiently.

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More Information

Carina Birt
PR for SynApps Solutions
Tel: +44 1722 322916

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