Orion Health: Brad Porter

Brad Porter

Shared care record and population health management provider Orion Health has appointed Brad Porter as chief executive, replacing the company’s founder Ian McCrae who has been at the helm for 30 years and who is still involved with the company as an executive director with a focus on products.

Orion Health is a family-owned, New Zealand-headquartered company that develops the infrastructure, clinical tools, patient portals and analytics to support joined-up health and care.

Porter was previously general manager commercial, international sales at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in acute and chronic respiratory care, surgery and sleep apnea. He started his career at KPMG before moving to London for an investment monitoring role with Coller Capital. While in the UK, he also delivered advisory services at Kinetic Partners, before returning to New Zealand to join the sales team at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

McCrae said: “Orion Health has always been a proud family business. As my son-in-law, Brad and I have grown to understand each other. He knows what makes Orion Health tick and has helped me to develop our strategy for the future. Brad brings a wealth of experience in global sales, while closely aligning with top local research and development. He is an inspiring leader and a perfect match for what we do at Orion Health.”

“We are completely committed to growing our business in the UK by helping our customers to mature their shared care records and adopt this new thinking to address the challenges they are facing and to deliver for clinicians and citizens.”

Porter commented: “The UK has always been an important market for Orion Health globally and we remain committed to our UK partners and customers. NHS organisations have been pioneers in the use of shared care records and we often share their success stories to other markets around the world. Now, we want to work with our UK customers on the evolution of their shared care records to support care coordination and population health management, which is at the core of our mission.”

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