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Incorporating the network of companies: FDB (First Databank), Map of Medicine, Zynx Health & MCG

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About Hearst Health International

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The mission of Hearst Health International is to guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Hearst Health International offers independent, unbiased, and evidence-based care guidance solutions for supporting safe medication decisions, directing the ideal patient journey, driving high-quality clinical performance, and developing and implementing informed care strategies.

Our solutions in the United Kingdom and Europe include FDB Multilex, FDB OptimiseRx, FDB MedKnowledge, Map Pathways, Map Referrals, Map Quickstart, ZynxOrder and MCG Indicia. Our solutions in the Middle East include FDB MedKnowledge, Map Pathways, ZynxOrder, ZynxCare, MCG Indicia and MCG Cite.

Hearst Health International is part of the Hearst Health network which also includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (www.hearsthealth.com). The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 60 million home health visits, and 3.1 billion dispensed prescriptions.

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Our Solutions



FDB Multilex

FDB MedKnowledge

FDB OptimiseRx

FDB FirstLight

FDB Multilex provides active medication decision guidance for the UK, integrated in your community or hospital clinical information system
FDB MedKnowledge provides active medication decision guidance, integrated in the hospital or clinical information system, localised for international markets
FDB OptimiseRx delivers patient-specific prescribing guidance to drive medicines optimisation at the point of care in primary care settings
FDB FirstLight allows easy, rapid lookup of authoritative medication information from your phone, tablet, or desktop, across community or in hospital
Hearst Health International Solutions First OptimiseRx Hearst Health International Solutions First Databank



Map Referrals

Map Pathways

Map Quickstart

Map Referrals presents relevant local care pathways and gives referral guidance within your GP clinical system
Map Pathways provides national best practice and relevant local care pathways, integrated within your clinical information system
Map Quickstart includes services to accelerate customisation of your Map Referrals care pathways and promote clinician buy-in and adherence





ZynxOrder provides order sets integrated in the hospital EMR to guide evidence-based clinical performance
ZynxCare provides plans of care integrated in the hospital EMR to guide nurses and the interdisciplinary care team in evidence-based practice



MCG Indicia

MCG Cite

MCG Indicia helps hospitals implement informed care strategies based on latest global evidence to proactively, and efficiently, move patients towards health
MCG Cite helps health insurers and TPAs leverage informed care strategies based on the latest global evidence, to promote effective care and streamline resources

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Explore our library of case studies, reports, whitepapers and brochures.

FBD OptimiseRx helps to drive £1.7 million underspend in ‘Devo-Manc’ programme Hearst Health International


Case Study: NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG


Case Study: Cambridge University Hospitals


Roundtable Report


Patient-specific prescribing guidance that is valued, and acted upon


Case Study: Mircrotest

News & Events

NEWS: Join FDB OptimiseRx™ at the Pharmacy Management Forum 2017

October 30, 2017

NEWS: Isle of Man selects FDB OptimiseRx to support island-wide high quality prescribing

October 6, 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of FDB Multilex for an Acute Hospital Trust

August 31, 2017

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Our Team

Darren Nichols

Managing Director

Darren joined the Hearst Health network of companies in 1999, becoming Managing Director of Commercial Operations of Hearst Health International in 2013. Darren is driven by delivering first class clinical data and decision support solutions to improve clinical and financial outcomes. He is focussed on customer engagement, business development and partnership strategy.

Gajan Srikanthan

Head of Clinical Strategy

Gajan joined the Hearst Health network of companies in 2009, becoming Head of Clinical Strategy for Hearst Health International in 2015, responsible for ensuring clinical strategy is at the heart of our product roadmap and company direction. Gaj is passionate about gaining deep insight into the clinical workflow, creating decision support solutions which empower clinicians and drive transformational change.

Oliver Clift

Head of Customer Support & Delivery

Oliver has been part of Hearst Health International since 2015 as Head of Account Management, Delivery & Implementation and is responsible for overseeing all client relationship, implementation, training, and support needs. Oliver promotes a partnership approach with customers, enabling them to achieve the full potential and benefit of our solutions.

Mehmood Syed

Middle East Clinical Director

Dr Mehmood Syed joined Hearst Health in 2013 as Clinical Director for the Middle East region. He is a UK-trained Consultant in Family Medicine and alumnus of both King’s College London and Imperial College London. He works with healthcare regulators, payors and providers to optimise patient health outcomes through the application of evidence-based medicine to clinical practice. 

Simon Radcliffe

Head of UK Commercial Management

Simon joined the Hearst Health network of companies in 2012, becoming Head of UK Commercial Management of Hearst Health International in 2015. Simon is driven by delivering clinical, financial, and operational value from our solutions across our customer base. He is focussed on working in partnership with customers to deliver solutions that meet their strategic objectives.

Emmeline Randall

Head of Marketing

Emmeline joined Hearst Health International in 2014 as the Head of Marketing. Emmeline is dedicated to understanding the healthcare markets in which we operate and uses this knowledge to ensure our solutions meet the needs and requirements of both current and future customers. She is motivated by enhancing customer engagement and experience.

Corrina Ralph

Head of Finance

Corrina joined the Hearst Health network of companies in 2008, becoming Head of Finance for Hearst Health International in late 2015. Corrina provides leadership to the finance, legal and human resource teams delivering financial analysis, strategies, and recommendations to optimise the company’s fiscal performance. She is committed to inspiring a respectful company culture in our dealings with customers, co-workers and partners.

Mazen Sobh

Middle East Regional Commercial Director

Mazen joined the Hearst Health Network of companies in 2011, becoming Hearst Health International – Middle East Regional Commercial Director in 2013. Mazen is committed to improving patient outcomes by enabling healthcare professionals access to world-class, evidence-based clinical information. He is focused on building strategic partnerships and business development..

Andy Collyer

Senior Software Manager

Andy joined Hearst Health International in 2015 becoming the Senior Software Manager in 2016. Andy leads the advancement of our software development strategy, drawing on the technical expertise of the team. He is championing a positive development and software best practices culture which will see Hearst Health International continually improve its world-class software.


We are seeking talented professionals looking to contribute their expertise and who enjoy working in an energetic environment. You will be joining a team from a broad range of backgrounds including clinicians and informaticists with a deep understanding of healthcare settings and clinical workflow. You will be collaborating with people who share your passion for a job well done and take pride in delivering solutions that are transforming healthcare systems across the world. We encourage an open and honest approach and believe all our employees can be change agents – your ideas can help shape our future business.








Hearst Health International Offices

Exeter, UK

Swallowtail House
Grenadier Road
Exeter Business Park
Exeter, EX1 3LH

London, UK

Fox Court
14 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8HN

Dubai, UAE

Business Central Towers
Office 2603A
Dubai Internet City