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Profiles of CHIRAD people - Directors, Fellows, Members and Associates.

Helen Sampson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Monday, 01 January 2007

Helen Sampson

  • RGN
  • BSc (Hons)
  • CQSW
  • FETC (730) City and Guilds

Helen Sampson qualified as a registered nurse over 35years ago and has wide clinical experience across secondary care. Experience was gained working in the community following qualification as a Social Worker. Helen returned to hospital work in the eighties and an interest in information technology began when she was a senior staff nurse in ITU/CCU and a General Night manager. It was from here she was appointed as Resource Management Project Nurse and was heavily involved in the procurement of departmental systems and the implementation of a new patient administration system, the hospital being an alpha site.

Helen is the Clinical Guidelines Manager at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, as part of the Clinical Effectiveness Support Unit, so is keen to see information technology develop to aid clinicians not as a hindrance .

For the last 10 years she has been a committee member of the BCS Health Informatics Specialist Group-Nursing and is now chair. As chair she is a voting member of the Health Informatics Committee and has been involved in a number of national initiatives.

For the past 4 years Helen has been on the Nursing Professions Information Group sponsored by the NHS Information Authority and became Chair in September. Helen has chaired and has spoken at National and International conferences, managed and facilitated workshops and helped organise several conference days.

Ian Herbert PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Monday, 01 January 2007

Ian Herbert

Until recently Ian Herbert was a Senior Consultant working for the NHS on the National Programme for IT (NPfIT). He has previously led the team that produced the Update Primary Care System, which grew out of work undertaken as a Research Fellow at Exeter University.

He has worked on GP Systems Requirements for Accreditation, the NHS Healthcare Model and Episodes of Care, and was a member of two European projects concerned with computerised guideline support. He is an active member of the Primary Health Care SG. Ian sits on SGEC and is a Council member.Health Information Systems specialist with thirty eight years in Computing/Information Technology.  Career has encompassed wide experience of applications in environmental services, industry, and the NHS, and research in health informatics.  Has both management and technical skills including: project management, staff management, consultancy, systems analysis, design and programming.  Has played most PRINCE roles in projects.  Ability to work independently and to work well with others, to adapt to situations, to think in strategic terms, and to lead and motivate staff. 

Dr Adrian V Stokes OBE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Monday, 01 January 2007

Dr Adrian V Stokes OBE

  • Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (First Class Hons) in Chemistry
  • Chartered Chemist
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Chartered Information Systems Practitioner
  • Chartered Information Systems Engineer
  • Fellow, British Computer Society
  • Fellow, Institute of Directors
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society (1978)
  • Member, Institute of Management

Adrian has been involved in health informatics since joining the UK National Health Service in 1981 as Director of Computing at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and King’s Fund Fellow. In 1986, he joined the Centre for Information Technology, first on secondment then as Principal Consultant. This organisation became the NHS Information Management Centre and Adrian was promoted to Assistant Director, then to Director. His particular areas of responsibility included the NHS Information Standards Boards, "Requirements for Accreditation", "Standards Enforcement in Procurement" and, from 1995-98, managed the NHS’s Y2K programme.

He took early retirement in September 2000 to concentrate on consultancy work.

In addition to his experience of health informatics, he has a broad background, particularly in telecommunications and computer networking. While at University College London in the early 1970s, he was part of a small team which implemented the first link between Europe and the ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet.

He has also been heavily involved in international standardisation work for over twenty years and was the Chairman of the European Workshop for Open Systems Expert Group on Healthcare from 1991-97. He has represented the UK on many international committees, most recently CEN/TC 251 and ISO/TC 215 (both entitled "Health Informatics") and various of their working groups.

Adrian also has an academic background, having held posts at University College London and Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire) as well as having been Visiting Professor in Information Management at University College Northampton. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Hertfordshire in 1994.
Dr William T.F. Goossen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Monday, 01 January 2007

Dr William T.F. Goossen, RN, PhD

 William Goossen is currently researcher and consultant in nursing and health informatics and director at Results 4 Care B.V. in the Netherlands. He is involved in research and development of electronic patient records, and other applications of information and communication technology for nursing and health care. William is Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Organizations, Systems and Community Health Area of Study, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, and Associate Professor, Adjunct on the faculty of the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

He earned the diploma Verpleegkundige A (Registered General Nurse) in 1978 at the Radboud University Hospital in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the bachelors degree in nursing and nursing education (Tweedegraads Leraren Opleiding Verpleegkunde) in 1985. He started as nurse teacher at the Alexander Moormann Institute in Arnhem. In addition he served as a teacher from 1987 until 1999 at the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden. In 1990 he received his diploma health care teacher first degree at the University of Maastricht (Eerste graads leraren opleiding HBO gezondheidszorg). He earned his PhD in the medical sciences at the University of Groningen in 2000, and the subject of his studies was ‘towards strategic use of nursing information in the Netherlands’. 

Dr. Goossen has rich experiences in international projects as well. He was involved in the Nightingale project to develop nursing informatics educational materials, and the Telenursing concerted action and Telenurse project via translating the alpha version of the International Classification for Nursing Practice. In 2000 he was invited to the second Nursing Terminology Summit at Vanderbilt University and participated in several of these summits. In 2000 the International Council of Nurses, for whom he served in the evaluation committee, also selected him as formal reviewer of the International Classification for Nursing Practice. He is the Dutch representative for the Nursing Informatics special interest group of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). These two organisations accepted him to co-lead on the i-NMDS project, together with Professor Connie Delaney. 

Dr. Goossen has lectured extensively on the subject of nursing informatics at many conferences, and at different universities (Groningen (NL), Rockhampton (Au) , Denver (USA), Turku (F), and Osnabrück (D), Iowa and Minnesota (USA)). He taught specific courses about health and nursing informatics, such as the European Summerschool Nursing Informatics 1992, 1995, 1999; the German Sommerschule Pflege­informatik 1998, 1999, 2000; Nursing Informatics Conferences 1997 and 2000; courses for the Portuguese Nurses Association in Portugal, 1999; and workshop about Ridit analysis in Copenhagen, 2000 and nursing minimum data sets and Delphi methodology in Dublin, Ireland, 2003, and health and nursing informatics Online for the college of nursing in Iowa since 2004 and School of Nursing in Minnesota since 2007. 

He has published numerous papers on nursing and health informatics and also on aspects of clinical nursing and evidence based practice. Most recent papers include:

  • Demiris G, Afrin LB, Speedie S, Courtney KL, Sondhi M, Vimarlund V, Lovis C, Goossen W, Lynch C. Patient-centered applications: use of information technology to promote disease management and wellness: A White Paper by the AMIA Knowledge in Motion Working Group. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008, 15 (1), 8-13.

  • Goossen W (2006). Representing clinical information in EHR and message standards: analyzing, modelling, implementing. HINZ Primary Care and Beyond: Building the e-Bridge to Integrated Care. Eds: Christopher Peck & Jim Warren. Publisher: Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) & Health Informatics Society of Australia Ltd (HISA)/ISBN 0 9751013 7 4// © The author(s) & HINZ All rights reserved.

  • Goossen W, Delaney C, Coenen A, Saba V, Sermeus W, Warren J, Marin H, Park HA, Junger A, Hovenga E, Oyri K, Casey A. (2006). The international Nursing Minimum Data Set i-NMDS In: Charlotte A. Weaver Connie J Delaney Patrick Weber Robyn L. Carr Editors: Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at the Profession, Discipline and Practice. Chicago, HIMSS, 305-320.

  • Goossen W, Ozbolt J, Coenen A, Park HA, Mead C, Ehnfors M, Marin H. (2004). Development of a provisional domain model for the nursing process for use within the Health Level 7 RIM. J Am Med Inform Assoc., 11 (3): 186-194.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 February 2008 )
Dr Polly Burch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Monday, 01 January 2007

Dr Polly Burch

  •  M.B. B.S.

Polly qualified as a doctor from St Georges Medical School in 1997. She did house jobs in Croydon and Crawley and then went into G.P.V.T.S. in Swindon. For three years she worked in general adult, old age and adolescent psychiatry.

In 2001 she decided to try her talents in different areas and became a counsellor for adolescents on a voluntary basis for Swindon council.

Polly is currently on a data project for CHIRAD in a general practice.


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