place of business
25 October 2010
Avia Health Informatics Plc
("Avia" or "the Company")
Board change and new principal place of business
* Professor Jeremy Dale appointed in new executive role as Clinical Director
* New Financial Controller appointed
* Move into new head office in Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire
As announced on 6 September 2010, Avia (AIM: AVIA), the AIM-listed developer
and provider of clinical decision support systems worldwide, has reorganised
its operational management structure to facilitate its growth plans. As part of
this reorganisation, Professor Jeremy Dale, previously a Non-Executive
Director, has been appointed Clinical Director of Avia. He also remains
Clinical Director of Plain Healthcare Limited, Avia's wholly owned subsidiary.
In addition, Avia has appointed a Financial Controller to support the growing
business. Paul Preece recently joined Avia and brings over 25 years' financial
accounting experience to the company.
The Company is also pleased to announce its recent move into a new head office
in Old Amersham on the 18 October 2010. As well as a base for Avia staff this
office provides a convenient location with good access to international
airports for visiting resellers, partners and clients from across the world.
Barry Giddings, Chairman of Avia, commented:
"We are pleased to have our new head office up and running and to have Paul
Preece on board as Financial Controller, we are confident both will be great
assets as we continue to grow and develop our business for further global
penetration. Professor Jeremy Dale's move to the executive role as Clinical
Director will support the company with our expansion plans for the future."
For more information on the Odyssey products please visit
Avia Health Informatics Plc
Barry Giddings, Chairman 07770 747 818
Emma Horne, Marketing Manager 07535 637 433
Merchant Securities Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Simon Clements/Bidhi Bhoma/Graeme Cull 020 7628 2200
Notes to editors
Avia Health Informatics Plc was admitted to trading on AIM on 16 November 2009
having completed a reverse takeover of The Plain Software Company Limited
It is Avia's intention to grow the business organically, acquiring clinical
content and software products and working with Strategic Partners in the UK and
Internationally. Through its subsidiary, Plain Healthcare Limited, Avia
produces a range of clinical decision support products under the Odyssey brand.
The product software can be deployed on keyboard and touchscreen PCs, laptops
and mobile tablet devices. It is anticipated that as new applications for the
clinical technology continues to emerge the clinical technology will be capable
of being delivered on new generations of mobile platforms worldwide.
* Odyssey MarineAssess is developed for use on cargo vessels travelling the
globe for use by the ship's captain or master in the event of illness or
injury when located many miles off shore.
* Odyssey SelfAssess is being developed to allow patients to self-assess
their symptoms prior to consultation with clinical services Odyssey
products interact with leading patient administration systems and other key
systems used by the NHS.
* Odyssey ParaMedic initially trialled to empower paramedics to make safe
assessments of elderly patients that have fallen.
* Odyssey PatientAssess is specifically for use within GP surgeries to reduce
demand for same day appointments.
* Odyssey FirstAssess is specifically for use in the Prison service and
secure environments to help improve healthcare in these challenging
* Odyssey TeleAssess which supports telephone triage by nurses and the
provision of up-to-date self-care advice; is also used to manage demand for
clinical services in an efficient manner. Used by GP out of hours services,
GP surgeries in-hours, ambulance trusts and the MoD.
* Odyssey FaceToFace is used by nurse-led clinics such as NHS Walk-in
Centres, GP-led Health Centres, Polyclinics, primary care centres and
practices staffed by varying nurse grades.
* Odyssey Reception is utilised by non-clinical staff to prioritise patient
queues and identify potential emergencies quickly and safely. It may be
used by receptionists throughout primary care services.
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