AVIA HEALTH INFORMATICS PLC: Board change and new principal
place of business
25 October 2010 Avia Health Informatics Plc ("Avia" or "the Company") Board change and new principal place of business Highlights * 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 www.plainhealthcare.com
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 ("Plain").
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 environments. * 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. END -0- Oct/25/2010 6:00 GMT