Tim Benson

Tim Benson founded Abies Ltd as one of the first GP suppliers in 1980. Since 2006 he has been working on short measures of health outcome (howRU) and service experience (howRwe). He was the founder-chair of the General Practice Computer Suppliers Association (GPCSA).

In 1985 he led the merger of the GPCSA into the CSA (predecessor of Tech UK) to form the nucleus of the Health Group, where he also served as Chair. He instigated the development of the Read Codes; led the European working group for health interoperability standards and the architecture and workflow of the Kettering referrals and discharge project.

His 2002 BMJ paper "Why GPs use computers and hospital doctors do not" has been widely cited. He was Education Co-chair for HL7 globally for five years and provided training on HL7 and SNOMED CT. He is author of "Principles of Health Interoperability HL7 and SNOMED" (2nd Edition, Springer 2012). He led the TSB MiConsent Project on patient-controlled access control to their records.

Tim has an honorary appointment at UCL.


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