Chief Digital Information Officer | Department of Health
Dan West is the Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) for Health and Care in Northern Ireland at the Department of Health. His role is about seizing the opportunity to use data and technology to improve health and care experiences and outcomes in the region, and to create an economically sustainable service for future generations. The CDIO post is a new part of the Department of Health board, bringing responsibility and leadership for Digital into the centre and concentrating six key levers into one place – strategy, policy, funding, governance, decision making and system-wide design. Dan will work to build on existing achievements with the excellent teams across the health and care eco-system, including the Health and Social Care Board, Public Health Authority, Business Services Organisation and the Trusts as well as the GP community and academic and private sector partners. Dan comes to the Department of Health with over 20 years’ experience of technology led transformation in central government and healthcare organisations around the world.