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
Why Frimley Health NHS Trust are speech-enabling their Epic EPR

Like so many other NHS Trusts, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey of digital transformation, with the ultimate goal of delivering exceptional patient care. And it’s no small undertaking. Frimley started its journey with more than 200 legacy systems. Today, it’s well on its way to replacing them with a single system, […]

Dragon Medical One supports clinical documentation across the care continuum

At the end of February, I’ll be joining a panel at the HSJ Digital Transformation Summit, where leaders from all across the healthcare sector come together to discuss the technologies that are helping them tackle some of the industry’s major challenges. Thinking ahead to the discussion, I’ve been considering how the recent move to integrated […]

Speech-enabling EMIS Web: The power of speech recognition for primary care

Demand for primary care is at an all-time high, putting a major strain on already limited resources—but GPs across the UK have continued to step up and deliver critical services, even during the pandemic. Through this period of intense pressure, primary care providers have had to quickly adapt their services to meet new demands, covering […]

East Kent NHS Trust streamlines clinical documentation workflows

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust’s vision of ‘great healthcare from great people’ serves more than 695,000 people across five hospitals and community clinics in southeast England. But the combined pressures of regulation, staff shortages, and increasing demand were putting East Kent’s clinical documentation processes under strain. “Like many trusts across the country, we’re […]

How speech recognition improves clinical documentation in the Allscripts Sunrise EPR

The resilience of the NHS over the past 18 months has been incredible, but the many challenges of the pandemic have exposed areas where rethinking processes could help clinical staff work more efficiently, manage resources more effectively, and improve patient outcomes. We recently hosted a webinar with Allscripts, one of our healthcare partners, to explore […]

How organisations are preventing healthcare burnout with sustainable digital transformation

For many healthcare providers, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation, forcing them to rapidly find new ways to deliver their vital services. The result for healthcare practitioners—already working in a time of widespread healthcare burnout—was often another new challenge, and even greater stress. Now, more and more providers are heeding the WHO’s timely call to […]

Female health care worker and survey discussing nursing workloads driving professional burnoutAs 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 some NHS nurses in the UK are currently planning to do, it’s hard to underestimate the strength of feeling involved. In fact, The Guardian recently reported that up to 25,000 frontline NHS […]

Health IT - Dragon Medical OneRe-imagining clinical documentation processes for NHS Scotland

There’s a huge burden of clinical documentation on both medical and support staff in the NHS, which is a major contributor to stress and burnout—both common reasons for healthcare workers to leave the profession. So how can leaders alleviate that admin burden, while still creating and maintaining detailed, accurate patient documentation? We recently hosted a […]

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% […]

Two Clinicians Reviewing Clinical Documentation ProgramThe benefits of speech-enabling MEDITECH with Dragon Medical One

In March this year, Nuance hosted a webinar, which looked at the benefits of speech enabling MEDITECH with Dragon Medical One. Here are some highlights from the discussion, in case you missed it. Dr Derek Garniss, Emergency Department Physician at Sault Area Hospital in Canada, opened up proceedings by talking about his own experience of […]

How we help NHS trusts realise the benefits of speech recognition software from first use

Simon Shanks: what is your background and how did you come to join Nuance? I started out working for NHS trusts in various roles, including six years in informatics at Leeds Teaching Hospital. I deployed trust-wide and regional clinical information systems and managed the rollout of speech recognition software across 1500 clinicians. I then moved […]

transforming-nhsTransforming outpatient services at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT with speech recognition

In a recent webinar hosted by Digital Health, Dr Paul Altman, consultant nephrologist and chief clinical information officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, explained how speech-enabling their Cerner Millennium electronic patient record (EPR) has helped the trust accelerate its digital transformation plans. Prior to rolling out Nuance’s Dragon Medical One speech recognition software, […]