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Richard Strong

Managing Director, EMEA

Richard joined Allscripts in 2016 and has led our Professional Services teams across the globe. Richard has over 30 years of extensive experience in delivery of complex implementations of healthcare systems and solutions, in multiple countries and also in the delivery of high quality consulting and strategy projects.

Prior to joining Allscripts, Richard worked for Dell and Cerner in UK, Saudi Arabia and across Europe. Richard started his career as a Medical Technologist working in diagnostic laboratories in the UK National Health Service. He holds a Master of Science degree in Intelligent Systems, from Brunel University.

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Roberto Anello

Director of Client Organisation, EMEA

Roberto leads Client Accounts, ensuring the overall value and long-term success of the Allscripts’ client relationships, ensuring Client satisfaction, owning the Client sales P&L and leading regional Client market strategy.

He joined Allscripts in 2017, with 15 years of healthcare IT industry experience, in a variety of roles with Industry leaders - including the delivery of the NHS National Programme for Integration and Data Migration in London and Southern Clusters, Account Management and Partner Reseller Channels.

Prior to joining Allscripts, Roberto was Sales Director for Nuance Communications for the UK and Middle East and has held Account leadership roles at both Cerner and DXC.

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Paula Ridd

Professional Services Director, UK

Paula leads strategic Services and is accountable for every Implementation within the UK, with a proven track record and reputation for successful delivery.

Paula joined Allscripts in 2015 with over 23 years of IT industry experience, in a variety of areas, including business analysis, global product management, delivery, and organisational strategy. Paula joined Allscripts from CSC, where she held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions in the UK and Globally, including Head of Lorenzo Deployment and Global Product Manager (for the all the healthcare portfolio outside of Lorenzo). Paula has over 14 years healthcare IT industry expertise, primarily in delivery roles.

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James Hodgin

Head of Solutions, UK

Joining Allscripts in 2013, James has experience in many areas of the business including implementation, sales and solutions. Starting his role as Head of Solutions in June 2018, James has responsibility for ensuring the Allscripts solution portfolio meetings to the needs of the market and clients in the UK.

James has a background in Pharmacy, working in the NHS and several major solution providers of medicines management solutions. Joining iSoft in 2009, worked as a project manager and in solution management roles for new market entry systems.

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