Patient administration systems (PAS) provider, Silverlink Software, has appointed Andrew Meiner as its managing director and chief commercial officer.

Meiner, whose previous experience includes Stalis and Cambio Healthcare Systems, will join Silverlink in May 2021 and will be focused on how the company’s systems complement a vendor-neutral approach to clinical data storage following Matt Hancock’s recent announcement to create a ‘consistent data platform’.

He will also explore collaborations with primary, secondary and community care suppliers.

“I will be looking to leverage Silverlink’s unique position as the sole ‘PAS-only’ supplier to the NHS to help organisations build vendor-neutral clinical electronic patient records based upon open standards,” Meiner said.

“This will be done safe in the knowledge that innovation is underpinned by the rock solid, class-leading PCS functionality which has been specifically designed for the NHS.”

Meiner’s appointment follows the retirement of Tim Quainton who served as managing director between 2009 – 2021.

John Connelly, chairman of Silverlink Software, added: “Tim has done an exceptional job at consolidating Silverlink’s position in the market over the last 12 years. We are in the strongest financial position that we have ever been in and have fantastic long-standing relationships with our customers, which is a testament to Tim’s leadership.

“We are delighted that Andrew is joining at such an exciting time, and can utilise his extensive knowledge of the market and specialist technical skills to elevate Silverlink to the next level. It’s vital that we continue to adapt to the needs of the NHS and I’m confident that Andrew can deliver this for our customers.”