Our people

The EMIS Group board of directors and senior management team - comprehensive skills and experience.

  1. Ian Taylor

    Group chief operating officer

    EMIS Health and community pharmacy

    Ian has over 25 years of experience delivering IT solutions to community pharmacy. Ian was co-founder of Rx Systems which was formed in 2004, building the business to its current position as the second largest system house operating in community pharmacy. Ian was retained as managing director following the acquisition by EMIS Group in 2010. Prior to forming Rx Systems Ian was a senior manager at Mediphase LTD moving on to work for IMS Health Ltd to establish the first secure network dedicated to community pharmacy, NPAnet/Securnet. The secure network aggregation service now forms a foundation for EMIS Group services to community pharmacy. Ian took over as chief operating officer responsible for EMIS Health and community pharmacy in July 2017.

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  2. Shaun O'Hanlon

    Chief medical officer

    EMIS Group

    Shaun is EMIS Group's chief medical officer. He started with the company in 2003 as clinical design director and was responsible for the clinical architecture of EMIS Health's flagship product EMIS Web. Shaun's advanced work on EMIS Web has pioneered the next generation of clinical support tools and mobile working within the UK healthcare market. Shaun is responsible for all aspects of clinical governance/ strategy across EMIS Group. He trained at Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital and worked as a cardiologist before becoming a GP principal in 1994. Shaun is also a director of QResearch (EMIS' joint research collaboration with University of Nottingham).

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  3. Stephen Wilcock

    Managing director

    Egton, EMIS Health Specialist and EMIS Care

    Steve joined EMIS in 1998 having previously worked within the IT technology sector for ten years. Steve has been responsible for building the Egton business and brand, accepting the role of managing director in 2011. Steve has led a number of teams completing the acquisitions of Paers, Pinbellcom and most recently Intrelate in 2016. In October 2016 Steve was appointed managing director of EMIS Health Specialist and EMIS Care, forming part of a business turnaround team. Since 2017 Steve has taken responsibility for a portfolio of EMIS Group functions which include the partner program, procurement, fleet, facilities and Group marketing, as well as appointed as non-executive of Healthcare Gateway.

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  4. Jason Keane

    Patient chief executive officer


    Jason joined Patient at the end of 2016 after leaving Saffron Digital where, as chief executive officer, he launched the market leading premium video platform, MainStage and developed Saffron Digital into a highly successful, global, and premium “over-the-top” video service provider. Prior to Saffron Digital, Jason was the vice president of Universal Networks Interactive, the digital arm of NBC Universal Networks International (UNI). He has also worked as global head of product for Yahoo! Answers, and as the European marketing director for Yahoo! Communications. Before that, Jason managed and grew the UK Hotmail business at MSN.

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  5. Jacqui Summons

    People director

    EMIS Group

    Jacqui has 30 years of HR experience including senior HR roles at GlaxoSmithKline, Standard Chartered Bank and Accenture. More recently, Jacqui’s focus has been more exclusively in technology businesses. She held the Group human resources director role at Intec Telecom Systems for five years, leading a global HR team in providing HR support across more than 50 countries. She joins EMIS Group from the UK business Clearswift, following its successful sale to RUAG (a Swiss owned Defence business). Jacqui has a strong HR background across all HR disciplines and has supported a number of organisations through significant change, notably associated with mergers and acquisitions. She has played a significant role within senior management teams across many businesses in varied industries and is a qualified Executive Coach.