June 6, 2023

Hospital operator Ramsay Health Care has made a number of appointments as part of an ongoing digital transformation effort.

The ASX-listed company added three new members to the digital, technology and data leadership group.

Simon Herbert has been appointed group general manager for information and insights. He was previously chief data officer at the NSW Department of Customer Service.

In addition , Samit Chandra  has already been appoointed as the new general supervisor, technology and architecture. He was formerly in enterprise and solution architecture at Transport for NSW.

The third appointment is Daryl Babus who has taken the particular role of general manager, digital experience and innovation. She has been previously with Oracle, and is also a former long-time Westpac digital leader.

A Ramsay Health Care spokesperson told iTnews   that the company is “embarking upon an exciting digital transformation journey to cement our position as a leading health care provider of the future. ”

“We are focused on developing a best-in-class digital health care system to help us provide integrated patient-centric care, strengthen our clinical excellence, plus improve patient outcomes in a diverse range of hospital and community wellness settings, ” the spokesperson said.

Global chief electronic and data officer (CDDO) Dr Rachna Gandhi welcomed the 3 new hires.

“We are usually looking forward to the opportunities ahead as we begin to hone in on simplifying plus improving experiences for our patients, staff and doctors, ” Gandhi said.

In a LinkedIn post, Gandhi said there was “an exciting journey forward for Ramsay” as it builds “on our digital and information maturity. ”

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