AnthonyDDublin & London – November 17, 2014 Digital technology solutions company Kainos has announced plans to expand its successful Evolve Electronic Medical Records platform into Ireland, with the appointment of senior healthcare practitioner and technology expert Anthony Dooher.

Evolve automates the creation, capture and handling of medical case notes as well as operational documents and records. Easily adaptable to meet specific hospital requirement, Evolve is now used in more than 70 hospitals in the UK.

Unlike many other products, Evolve was designed in conjunction with UK medical practitioners to meet the needs of NHS hospitals and clinics. As Ireland strives to achieve greater efficiencies in the way it manages patient administration and patient care, the optimised paper-free information environment enabled by Evolve is very appealing.

Anthony Dooher, who will be based in Dublin, joins Kainos as head of the Evolve business in Ireland. Anthony is a healthcare professional by background, having qualified in 1996 as a diagnostic radiographer before moving into other medical roles, and subsequently into the Healthcare Technology market.

Of his move to Kainos, he said: “This is a very exciting opportunity, both for me and for Kainos as a company. Evolve is experiencing tremendous success across the UK, and word of that success has spread to the Irish healthcare market, creating a natural next step for our business growth. The chance to introduce the solution to Irish hospitals and healthcare partners is one I will relish. The potential is incredible.”

Welcoming Anthony to the team and announcing the launch of Evolve into Ireland, Nigel Hutchinson, Head of Evolve at Kainos, said: “We are thrilled to be taking Evolve to the Irish market. We believe healthcare providers across the Republic will have a great appetite for our solution, having seen how it has greatly improved efficiency and the patient experience in the NHS.

“Anthony is the perfect candidate to lead Evolve’s push into Ireland, thanks to his vast experience both as a healthcare professional and a healthcare technology specialist and he recognises how well suited Evolve is to deliver efficiency and patient care improvements in Irish hospitals. Like the rest of us, he can’t wait to tap into the demand we’re expecting as he drives this logical expansion of the Evolve business.”