One of the UK’s most celebrated technology leaders, Rachel Neaman, has joined Checkit as Non-Executive Director to support the company’s continuing growth.

Rachel’s extensive experience in the digital transformation of public and health services – having led initiatives with both the European Union and Department of Health – is a key factor in the appointment. Checkit is expanding the provision of Work Management and Automated Monitoring solutions to clinicians, scientists and support staff within hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Rachel said: “With healthcare equipment and treatments becoming ever-more sophisticated, an increasingly ageing population, and costs spiralling out of control, the health and social care system is at a turning point. Checkit’s products make use of the latest technologies to improve efficiency, quality, safety and patient outcomes in a way that is affordable, scalable and easy to implement. As digitally-enabled care becomes a priority for the NHS, Checkit’s products provide a low-cost, high-impact solution with tangible benefits.”

Rachel’s experience spans both the private and public sectors, and she is the former CEO of two not-for-profit organisations.

Her current roles include running her own independent consultancy, Neaman Consulting Ltd, and Advisory Board positions for the Campaign for Social Science, DigitalHealth.London and Digital Leaders. In addition, she is Strategy Advisor for DigitalAgenda, a mentor for PUBLIC’s GovStart programme, and a leadership coach .

Listed regularly by Computer Weekly as one of the Most Influential Women in IT, Rachel is passionate about inclusion and empowerment through technology. She is a frequent keynote speaker at UK and international conferences and has appeared regularly before parliamentary Select Committees.

Rachel said: “I am pleased to join the Board of Checkit at such a pivotal moment for the company and look forward to helping it grow. Checkit’s technology adds enormous value to industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, food manufacturing and life sciences, and I am thrilled at the prospect of working with such a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation.”

Checkit reduces the burden of regular manual tasks by prompting, guiding and logging essential activity via configurable digital checklists, freeing up more time for patient care. This gives managers real-time data and greater insight and control over everyday processes across multiple teams and sites, leading to improvements in efficiency, compliance and productivity. The Checkit solution also incorporates Automated Monitoring from Tutela, which optimises the storage of critical inventory including medicines, blood and biological samples.

Keith Daley, Executive Chairman of Checkit, said: “We are delighted to welcome such a high calibre individual to the board and look forward to working with her to continue building our footprint in key sectors including healthcare.”