eHealth Ireland Committee

Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths

Chief Information Officer (Health) Director of NHS Wales Informatics Service

Andrew began his career in the NHS implementing IT systems within medical records departments. He then held a number of management posts within the NHS ranging from resource management in mental health to running an Information and IT department in an acute trust.

This led to membership of the working group that oversaw the delivery of the original Informing Healthcare strategy. He then held posts in the private sector before rejoining the NHS with Informing Healthcare in 2004, in the role of Chief Operating Officer.

In 2010 he led the formation of one national information technology organisation responsible for the design, deployment and management of national ICT systems – the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

Andrew has been instrumental in bringing to fruition a national technology architecture, which will support joined up care, and national systems for pathology and x-ray and electronic imaging, not seen in other parts of the UK.

As Chief Information Officer for Health and Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service Andrew is responsible for the strategic management of IT services across NHS Wales, to support both new national systems and local IT services.