Mark has an IT career spanning more than 25 years, 20 of which have been spent working in or with the NHS. He was involved in many of the earliest initiatives to 'connect the NHS', including the successful development and implementation of solutions to support electronic registrations, claims for payment, and the national cervical and breast screening programmes. Mark has worked for the NHS Central IT agency and has been seconded to the DH or a number of occasions to provide IT Strategy expertise.
Mark has presented at numerous Healthcare and IT conferences over the last 20 years speaking always about the benefits of embracing technology to improve patient care.
Joining Microsoft 5 years ago to help build the Healthcare team, Mark has been working with the DH, NHS Trusts; Strategic Health Authorities and latterly NHS Connecting for Health to ensure that the NHS realises the value from the NHS/Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. Supporting the NHS in implementing and adopting the latest versions of Microsoft software covered by the agreement as it strives to empower clinicians, modernise and improve the delivery of healthcare services across England.
Mark joined First DataBank in December 2009 to focus on improving healthcare outcomes.
Mark also maintains a lively Twitter account looking at industry issues and debating the hot topics at http://twitter.com/#!/MTonHealth