1. James Thomas, number 1, 2013 CIO 100
UCLH and James Thomas are an example of what the NHS can be in the 21st Century. The ability to think differently and put technology as a process improvement in place marks UCLH out from the experience too many of us sadly receive from the mendacious administration of the NHS.
"I want consistency and that’s what I get from all my partners. As we go forwards strategically as a trust we try to consolidate suppliers. Prior to working with Azzurri we had 21 separate telecommunications deals, now we have that as one managed services deal. We turned that attitude around and again brought in Logica as a sub-contractor. We have since re-signed with GE for five years and established common ground on what we both need."