“Tracey Watson, CIO at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is focused on building the infrastructural foundations for digital transformation at a healthcare organisation that faces the dual pressures of constrained financial resources and complicated governance processes.
Watson, who spoke at the recent HETT conference in London, explains to diginomica how she is refreshing the network and data centre across a complex organisation that faces reorganisation in the next 12 months. This split will lead to system disaggregation, but in the meantime Watson must ensure she continues to build a strong IT infrastructure to help support the work of healthcare professionals across her group.
The Northern Care Alliance comprises of two NHS trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Watson, who was previously director of innovation at NHS Digital, joined the organisation in March. Having also working for NHS England, she is keen to have an impact on healthcare at a local level.”