forewarned is forearmed... prevention management

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Meet The Team

We pride ourselves on our expertise as well as our company culture.
No matter the background, or skills, we all share a passion for excellence.

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Harries
CEO

Jason has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare informatics. Before joining Technicare Solutions Ltd as Group CEO, Jason was Managing Director of Telstra Health UK - Dr Foster, where he pivoted the business from primarily working with Acute Trusts to working across healthcare systems and supporting the wider population health agenda utilising AI and Machine Learning to support predictive analytics. Prior to Dr Foster, Jason held senior roles at Ernst and Young and Capita. At Capita he was MD of Capita Healthcare Analytics, a collection of 6 businesses with a combined turnover of over £25m. He was also instrumental in building the Top Hospital Awards into a key event in the NHS diary. During his career, he has worked with over 480 healthcare organisations worldwide and around 160 NHS organisations across the UK. 

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Brian Brown
Commercial Director

Brian has a breadth of experience across social care and technologies.  Prior to joining Technicare Solutions Ltd as the Commercial Director, Brian worked for HAS Technology as the Director of Scotland and latterly as the Director of ARMED where the concept of the risk modelling solution that ultimately transpired as ARMED, was formed. The practical concepts of ARMED were shaped through a career having previously worked as a Social Work Manager within older people’s services for 13 years and dealing with the consequences of adverse events such as falls occurring. Brian is currently undertaking Doctoral research into Digital Behavioural Change and feeding these learnings into the ARMED solution. Brian is a member of the Interface strategic board, advocating the links between business and academia, as well as a trustee for a local charity supporting children and their families through episodes of complex mental health. 

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Peter Longman
Director

Peter Longman is a Director of Technicare Solutions Ltd and brings a wealth of experience having been the joint founder of HAS Technology Group formally Care Monitoring 2000 Ltd prior to its acquisition by the Access Group in March 2021. During a career spent working as a Local Government Contracts officer in Adult Social Care for Birmingham City Council, Peter identified a need for improved methods of monitoring the delivery of homecare services to some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Peter established CM (previously CM2000) with partner Chris Jackson in 1999 and successfully built this business as a market-leading workforce management SaaS solution. 

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Ashley Wharton - CTO

Ashley Wharton comes to ARMED with 17 years’ experience within the Post-Acute Industry. Wharton’s expertise is at the intersection of clinical practice, operational processes, data & technology. This has allowed him to succeed in roles that include a Clinician, CIO, COO and for the last eight years, in supporting BAYADA,  a large Home Health Care provider, at the corporate level. Contributing to their Clinical Quality & Compliance, Technology and more recently, innovation in the “People Group” space. Prior to this, he provided support and leadership during the transition from a paper-based clinical system to a full Electronic Medical Record, along with contributing to the product advisory board for that software vendor. Ashley has a background in technology and healthcare, working as a Registered Nurse before moving into the technology field and completing a Masters in Information Systems from Liverpool University, UK.

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Mike Bird
CFO

Armed with 25 years of experience in the Health Tech space, Mike has worked as CFO and a board member of various companies, ranging from growth stage tech-enabled businesses to medium sized enterprises with multiple overseas subsidiaries. His primary responsibility is to ensure the company knows where it stands financially, and within its growth map, to make sure we continue our rapid growth trajectory while remaining financially stable.

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Polly Bastin
Business Development Manager

Polly is an experienced professional with 15 years of experience working in both Customer relationship management and Product Development for Software solutions for Social Care and Health. She has a passion for these markets and has a strong desire to ensure that whatever is delivered will have a positive impact on real people's lives. She has a strong belief in working in partnership with customers and prospects and understanding the needs of service users in order to design solutions. By listening it is possible to design tools that are powerful and effective whilst releasing invaluable worker time from administration to what they do best – caring.

Polly strongly believes that the future of care solutions lies in fully utilising the technology and data available to take the next steps to transform care where possible into preventative-based approaches as opposed to reacting after an incident has already occurred.

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Hannah Groombridge
Business Development Manager

Before joining the ARMED team Hannah has had successful careers as a Graduate Sports Therapist and working in both the Health and Social Care settings for two global leaders in the Med Tech industry.
 
As a clinician Hannah experienced first hand how the ‘prevention over cure’ approach positively impacts peoples physical and mental well-being. It is because of this experience that she has continued to keep the service user at the forefront of her focus during her sales career adopting a consultative approach to fully understand the customer need and work together to a successful outcome for all. 
 
Hannah is passionate that by developing solutions, in partnership with customers, that retain peoples independence and reduce the need for reactive care intervention will not only bring positive benefits to all involved in the care journey but will also revolutionise Health and Social Care for the better.

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Richard Stoddart
Senior Delivery Manager

Richard Stoddart is a Senior Delivery Manager who works with customers to guide them through the process of implementing ARMED. Having work on ARMED since the very first feasibility project Richard brings a unique wealth of experience from previous implementations. Richard’s passion is using his experience to assist customers to make the best use of the data ARMED collects from its clients. This supports customers to not only optimise their return on investment but more importantly maximise the positive interventions in the lives of the clients they support. Richard has BSc in Computing science as well as several professional qualifications including PRINCE 2 Agile.  

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