Nikki Flanders, O2 Health’s new managing director, explains why she so excited about her latest role.

It’s with a great deal of excitement that I take on the job of managing director at O2 Health. I’m passionate about the role technology can play in healthcare and have a vision for the business that will allow us to accelerate our growth and cement our position as a success story.

I believe that O2 Health can play a key role, via integrated technology solutions, in supporting the NHS and other care providers to truly give people control over their care; just as mobile technology has put us in control of the many different ways we work and play.

For example;

I see Help at Hand providing carers with greater options as to how social care is delivered, not just empowering people to continue living the way they want, but in some cases preventing them from premature dependency on others.

Mobile health monitoring gives us a real opportunity to revolutionise the way those with long term conditions manage their wellbeing, avoiding lengthy outpatient appointments while providing clinicians with tools that have real value in detecting issues before they become a problem.

I am confident that the dedicated and talented team at O2 Health, who have built the business over the past few years, will make this vision a reality. The team have launched a number of health solutions, while developing strong partnerships with the NHS and local authorities.

I will also be drawing on my professional experience, having led O2’s 4G LTE strategy and driven change and the innovative use of technology in a number of sectors. Perhaps just as importantly, I will be guided by my personal experience as a mother who has used technology in the management of my son’s care, during his early months.

Having been personally empowered through technology, I have some understanding of how O2 Health’s customers and product users might feel. That drives me to want to make a difference to their lives while also working to support clinicians and create efficiencies in our world-class and highly prized health system.

I have never felt more excited about a role and relish the chance to open a new chapter for O2 Health as we head into 2013.

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