Dr Simon Wallace
Dr Simon Wallace is the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) of Nuance’s Healthcare division in the UK and Ireland. Simon has worked as a GP, hospital and public health doctor in Brighton and London. His interest in health informatics began in the 90s when he spent a year at the King's Fund investigating the impact of the internet on shared decision making between patients and their healthcare professional. For the past 15 years, he has worked for a range of organisations including Bupa, Dr Foster, Cerner Corporation and GSK across a range of technologies which include electronic patient records, telemedicine, mobile health and lifestyle devices. Simon has a keen interest in the voluntary sector, recently completing a 7 year term as a Trustee for Fitzrovia Youth in Action, a children and young people’s charity based in London.
Dr Simon Wallace’s stories
As nurses raise their voices, research shows they’re overloaded

Nurses understand the importance of their work like no one else. So when nursing professionals make the decision to take industrial action, as many Australian nurses did this month, it’s hard to underestimate the strength of feeling involved. And those ICU nurses (one of whom had the message “On strike – Burnout” written on her […]

clinician burnout98% of clinicians say they’ve experienced feelings of burnout. But how would they prevent it?

For years now, pressure on the world’s healthcare professionals has been mounting—with aging populations, increased documentation requirements, and then a global pandemic.  In this new study, HIMSS and Nuance explored the impact on clinicians in several countries around the world. It found that—while causes and levels may differ—clinician burnout is an almost universal experience.  98% of those who participated in Nuance and HIMSS’ online survey said they had experienced feelings of burnout. When asked about the impact […]

Radiologist using speech recognitionThe benefits of speech-enabling the Epic EMR with Dragon Medical One

Nuance recently hosted a webinar, which looked at the benefits of speech-enabling the Epic EMR with Dragon Medical One. If you missed it, here is what was discussed. Dr Brian Zimmerman – Nuance CMIO and a physician working at an Epic hospital in Ohio – opened up proceedings by giving audience members a live demonstration […]

Conquering the paperwork mountain in mental health

According to the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 10.6% of the Australian population received Medicare-subscribed mental health-specific services in 2018-2019, increasing from 5.7% in 2008-2009. More recently, the demand for mental health support has been compounded by the prevalence of COVID-19 as Australians deal with the impacts of the pandemic. With calls to Beyond […]

A look at how technology can help tackle healthcare staff burnout

Burnout among healthcare staff continues to be a challenge. “Emotional exhaustion, elements of depersonalisation and feelings of reduced personal accomplishment … [often leading to] negative effects on patient care, increased errors, decreased self-worth and care,” said Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS, as he described the feeling and impact of burnout on healthcare professionals, […]