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New Chief Technology Officer joins eConsult Health | Press release

Irene Reguilon  | 24th November 2021
Rex Cooper

Ex BMJ and Your.MD and CTO Rex Cooper joins the health tech leader as it hits 20 million remote consultations.

eConsult, the UK’s leading digital triage system for NHS GPs, A&E and outpatient clinicians, has appointed Rex Cooper as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Reporting to CEO and co-founder, Dr Murray Ellender, Rex brings a wealth of technology strategy to its leadership team.

This appointment comes following the news that the company’s GP product recently hit 20 million remote consultations and since the pandemic, has been averaging more than 1.2 million eConsult’s per month.

Rex joins eConsult having had an incredibly fruitful career in a range of technology-driven transformation roles. Prior to this, Rex worked for more than two years as the CTO of Your.MD where he was responsible for driving forward a new self-care offering alongside an AI Chatbot with Automated Medical Safety checks, the entire reconstruction of Your.MD’s content platform and the implementation of a brand new iOS app. Rex has also held leading technology roles at the Guardian and BMJ, where he led the agile transformation of the organisation’s tech offering.

At eConsult, Rex will be focused on tackling ongoing technology challenges facing the health sector from data management to more integrated systems. His focus will be on leading the clinically managed tech disruptor as it supports the NHS’ digital journey to ensure the appropriate technology is implemented to triage patients to the proper care. One of the major priorities for Rex will be to ensure the integrity of patient data in line with NHS requirements and that the eConsult technology remains 100% patient safe.

“There’s something special about the healthcare sector. I was looking for a role that would give me the opportunity to combine my passion for the world of technology and design, with my passion for doing work that contributes to supporting a better future for society. eConsult has demonstrated that there is a smarter way for patients to access their GP, and quicker ways for them to be triaged in A&E. I’m excited to work with the team to make smarter decisions with data as we work towards stitching systems across the NHS together, and we will do this all with a view to fine-tuning the AI that sits on top of the platform.”

Rex Cooper, Chief Technology Officer

“Rex has all the ingredients that make an impactful CTO. He’s not only aware of our company mission but understands the technology that is required to make it a reality. We are working towards an NHS that begins digitally for patients and ensures that all patients that require care, receive it from the right practitioner. Building a team that understands this is so important as we are growing at pace, and Rex is 100% the person we need.”

Dr Murray Ellender, Co-founder and CEO of eConsult

“We are really excited about Rex joining the growing eConsult team. As we continue to grow into A&E and outpatient departments across the UK, a joined-up approach to our technology is crucial. This is an exciting new chapter for eConsult.” 

Mark Harmon, Strategic and Brand Director

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Want to learn some interesting facts about Rex? Find out more about him in Verdict.