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Zesty appoints former NHS Digital CEO Andy Williams

October 6, 2017

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October 5th 2017:  Zesty has appointed Andy Williams as a Board Advisor. Andy was CEO of NHS Digital, formerly HSCIC from January 2014 until March 2017.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt commented on Williams 3 year tenure of NHS Digital saying “Andy had a tireless commitment to improving the quality of health and social care for patients through the power of data and technology during his tenure. He has made a decisive contribution to setting the NHS on course to be far better digitally integrated and advanced, and I want to wish him all the best for the future.”

Andy joins Zesty at an exciting time in the company’s growth phase. In addition to building digital patient facing services for Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust and Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Trust, winning the 5 year Pan London Sexual Health Digital Transformation Project as part of a consortium with Preventx, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust and Lloyds Online Pharmacy, Zesty has launched 20+ new online booking services for various NHS Trusts across the UK.

Zesty will shortly announce new digital outpatient projects with one of the Global Digital Exemplar trusts in England, one of the largest Scottish NHS Trusts and one of Europe’s largest private healthcare providers in Germany.

Andy has extensive experience in overseeing large transformational technology projects in the UK and around the world having led teams in companies such as IBM, Alcatel-Lucent and CSC during the last three decades. He has worked across a variety of industry sectors, usually being involved in programme governance, introducing complex new technology and managing change. He has an international reputation and the companies he has worked with include many well-known names both in the UK and abroad.

Speaking about the appointment Zesty CEO, James Balmain said: “Andy’s extensive experience gained within the public and private European healthcare sectors made him a natural choice for us and this role. His vast knowledge of the UK healthcare market, impressive network of NHS contacts and operational experience will certainly add value to our board. We are very excited and honoured Andy has agreed to help us with our mission to improve access to healthcare with digital patient facing services.”

Notes to editors

Zesty has become a leading UK digital health company, providing on-demand access to healthcare appointments via desktop, tablet, mobile and cross platform apps. As the company continues to grow beyond the UK, it’s scope now extends to larger enterprise deployments within the NHS and other European hospital environments.

Zesty has been regularly featured in both print & broadcast press and has been the recipient of over 20 awards and nominations globally.

Our mission is to enable patients to book and manage their healthcare appointments on any device in less than 60 seconds. Our vision is to make booking a primary or secondary healthcare appointment as easy as booking a flight, hotel or restaurant online.

Our five year digital healthcare journey has seen the company evolve from a consumer application integrating into PMS (practice management software) systems focused on primary and unscheduled care to and enterprise platform integrating into PAS (patient administration systems) and EPR (electronic patient record) systems focused on secondary and scheduled care

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