Chairman & Co-Founder, Axela Ltd
I am the chairman and co-founder of Axela Ltd, a company centred around providing compassionate care services which I started with my mother, Jacquie Kelly, in 2006. We started our first care business after seeing the difference dedicated and experienced care can make to the well-being of individuals. Axela is organised across three solution hubs: Axela Care, Respect Care, and Axela Innovations operating in the UK and across the world. I have extensive experience leading complex, innovative projects for some of the world’s biggest technology companies and am passionate about changing the way people view healthcare by supporting the care life cycle, making care accessible to everyone and using technology to better support staff to deliver better care. I believe this can only be done by connecting all the dots on someone’s care and this can only be done by fully understanding the data landscape. I believe in the need to balance patient privacy and our duty to increase confidence in utilising health data to create better care outcomes. This is compounded by our need to connect all health data in one place to enable earlier intervention and prevention, predictive care, lower medication errors and for data to move with the individual so we can treat in real time. Integrated care is crucial to achieving a more efficient system of healthcare - something that has been talked about for years and NOW is the time to do something about it.