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
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, […]

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

Nuance recently hosted a webinar, which looked at the benefits of speech-enabling the Epic EPR 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 […]

The benefits of using speech recognition software within Cerner’s electronic patient record.

Cerner and Nuance have been working closely together to develop AI technologies and deploy solutions jointly with trusts to optimise workflows and enhance the clinician experience. This partnership has enabled the seamless integration of Nuance’s Dragon Medical One speech recognition software with Cerner Millennium, making it faster and easier for clinicians to update their electronic […]

NHS artificial intelligence AIThe importance of using AI to maximise efficiency of back-office functions first

One of the few positives we can take from the pandemic has undoubtedly been the innovation in healthcare during 2020. With the pressure on, the use of various technologies was adopted or accelerated to strengthen the NHS response to Covid-19 and keep services running. The optimisation of healthcare that AI and machine learning offers has […]

We must work to address the root causes of clinician burnout

The survey results are sobering and reveal diminishing levels of resilience, wellbeing and increases in stress and anxiety amongst the NHS workforce. Two thirds of respondents agreed their work-life balance has worsened since the start of the pandemic. Our survey was conducted from 16th September to 4th October, before a surge in cases saw the […]

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, […]

surgeonAddressing the challenges around surgical documentation

As NHS organisations work through the backlog of elective surgeries postponed during the last peak of the Covid-19 crisis, it is hugely important to ensure surgical departments are maximising efficiency where possible, while maintaining the quality and safety of the care they deliver. Documentation has a large part to play in this and is key […]

Clinical speech recognition at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT and Royal Cornwall NHS Trust

Earlier this month, we hosted a Digital Health Best Practice Webinar with our partner Microsoft, exploring how NHS Trusts across the UK have been using AI-powered clinical speech recognition to help mitigate the impact of the global pandemic. As well as key insights from myself, Dr Simon Wallace (Chief Clinical Information Officer at Nuance), and […]

Clinical CodersIt’s time to focus on clinical coders

The way a patient’s spell in hospital is coded is based on an important narrative. Not only does this narrative impact the financial returns of an organisation, but collectively the data produced from codes also provides a view of the care a setting delivers, the state of the public health, and much more. The need […]