Mike Hooton is a Development Manager and UK Interoperability Lead for MEDITECH UK. He’s been working within the healthcare arena for over 20 years, in the early days as a developer within an NHS Acute Trust, and for the last 12 years with MEDITECH on the Acute EPR supplier side. In his current role at MEDITECH UK he has led the development and NHS Digital relationship with regards to NHS Spine Services, such as e-RS, PDS and CP-IS, and more recently working with the MEDITECH international development and interoperability teams on FHIR developments to support Transfer of Care, ADW and CareConnect APIs. Most recently he is leading the MEDITECH UK move into the Primary Care sector as MEDITECH was recently named as a new entrant on the GP-IT Futures framework.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
My primary motivation, for as long as I can remember is to solve problems and help people. My career within healthcare, in particular designing and delivering digital solutions to real world challenges is what gets me up each morning with the same enthusiasm I had 20 years ago. I would relish the opportunity to contribute to the wider health and social care agenda, provide my insight into the particular challenges of the acute and primary care sectors, collaborate with peers and represent both MEDITECH and the wider supplier community within techUK.