Expansion continues with new software engineer to improve care plans and records for the NHS
The Black Pear expansion continues with a top senior software engineer coming aboard to work on QuickFHIR and keep our healthcare solutions on track for the NHS.
Kevin “KJ” Johnston is well known as a top operator in health tec having worked with most of the team on previous ventures. But not content putting his IT skills to use for clinicians and patients across the country, KJ has ticked off almost every other industry there is.
After starting off in the computer room of his local brewery, KJ went on to work for the government, built the backend in fruit machines and helped the Norwegian postal service with advanced ATM software. Most recently he was at Greggs where he spent 18 years building and integrating their till systems.
Explaining his move, KJ said:
Through all his roles KJ has championed “agile working” – the idea that small, innovative teams given the freedom to experiment work faster and better than large, centrally managed companies. This was also a key to his move to Black Pear, where part of his role will see him identifying better ways of working.
KJ will be mostly working on QuickFHIR and although the technology has moved on from his last time in clinical software the mission is the same.