I am a freelance analyst, journalist and editor, covering healthcare, government and IT, often in combination. I cover healthcare IT as an associate analyst for market intelligence firm Ovum, write for publications including The Guardian, The Register and ComputerWeekly.com and edit the Society of IT Management’s magazine for members. A selection of articles can be found through the portfolio pages linked from the navigation bar, and through the map below.
I worked as an analyst for EHI Intelligence (now Digital Health Intelligence) and Kable, in both cases focusing on healthcare IT. Before becoming an analyst, I was launch editor of SmartHealthcare.com, relaunched it as Guardian Healthcare Network and then opened its sister site Guardian Social Care Network. I originally joined Guardian News and Media in February 2008 as news editor of Government Computing magazine, after editing Elsevier’s Infosecurity magazine.
I have written about the public sector and IT for more than 15 years, as a reporter for Computing then as a freelance journalist for titles including the Guardian, Health Service Journal and Government Computing. This has included coverage of general computing issues, but I have had a focus on government and healthcare – both IT topics and management issues – for many years.
I live in West Oxfordshire, David Cameron’s former constituency, which I wrote about for the Guardian when he was elected Conservative leader.
You can contact me on +44 7967 502073 or mail [AT] samathieson.com.