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DigiHealth UK: Harnessing Technology and Innovation

  • Tuesday, 17 October 2017
  • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • Overview

During one of the most complex and challenging times for the NHS, an accelerated drive to improve efficiency and use of technology has been put at the forefront of national and local strategies. The aim is to deliver better care and meet rising demand for services by taking advantage of the ava
ilable resources, data and technologies.

Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View (2017) outlines what progress has been achieved so far and the practical improvements that can be delivered across the health service in key areas such as cancer, mental health and GP access. Implementation strategies are underpinned by an agreed, costed and phased NHS technology plan, based on the Wachter review recommendations about the use of electronic health records and other digital tools to achieve a paper free system. Over the next two years significant solutions will be developed with a clear objective: simplify patient access to care, in the most appropriate location, while supporting people in managing their own health.

Following the success of the 12 Global Digital Exemplars a new wave trusts have been announced, the so-called “fast followers” will be eligible each for up to £5 million to adopt the digital transformation blueprint. Advances have also been made in mental health care and over the past few months seven hospitals have been selected to become world class digital exemplars for the rest of the NHS to learn from.

DigiHealth UK: Harnessing Technology and Innovation will explore the major work programmes set out in the NHS technology plans to provide delegates with the key information and knowledge necessary to improve health outcomes, simplify patient access and reduce cost through digital services. This unique conference will highlight the cutting edge technologies and service innovation that is transforming the way healthcare is delivered to patients.

The way that people use services has changed. Instant access to information and soaring numbers of smartphone users have resulted in faster, more responsive services and citizen expectations of what good healthcare looks like is rising. Having online access to services, ownership of patient records and responsibility for self-managing care and treatment are fundamental for a more modern, responsive and sustainable NHS. Strong progress is underway, in 2016 there were more than 1.5 million visits per day to NHS Choices and 95% of GPs are offering online appointment booking, repeat prescriptions and access to patient summary care records. With 10.4 million people now registered for online services, the NHS has to make very significant steps towards increasing how services can be accessed.

A NHS technology plan, based on the Wachter review recommendations, has been launched and it is expected to revolutionise the healthcare system. The plans aim to simplify online patient access to urgent care and appointment booking as well as supporting people to managing their own health better by promoting the use of apps. By 2023, as Professor Robert Wachter advised, all Trusts should be largely digitised.

Healthcare costs are rising across the world as a growing and ageing population brings with it an increasing burden of disease. There is a greater need than ever to provide effective and efficient ways of meeting this healthcare challenge. The Biomedical Catalyst, funded by Innovate UK, has recently open a competition that awards fund innovative solutions to healthcare challenges that will help to prevent diseases, diagnose and lead to better patient outcomes and potential cures.

Digital technologies offer unrivalled opportunities to allow health and care providers to improve the safety and effectiveness of the care they offer. Harnessing the power of data is an integral part of developing and using new technologies for the benefit of patients and service users. Ensuring interoperability as a core characteristic of the NHS digital ecosystem is another recommendation outlined at the The Wachter Review to support clinical care and to promote innovation and research.

Exciting projects are underway across the country and The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) currently investigates patient and public opinions on linking their consumer data and electronic health records for research purposes. Along the same lines, two London trusts, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust, have become the first Trusts in UK to establish data sharing between their Cerner’s Health Information Exchange (HIE), covering a population of 1.3 million people. Clinicians in both acute hospitals were able during the live connection to see a summarised care record from the other site.

The NHS is moving forward at pace and in order to spread the learning from the twelve Global Digital Exemplars, a wave of “fast follower” sites will start implementing innovative and cutting-edge technology on their centres as well. By September 2017, a new academy will be launched to train a new generation of Chief Information Officers and Chief Clinical Information Officers. By increasing the skills to align information technology with business and clinical needs, the chances of successful adoption of new information technology and its use to drive quality and efficiency will increase.

It is an exciting time for the NHS to move forward, do not miss the opportunity to join us at DigiHealth UK: Harnessing Technology and Innovation and explore through the latest and most innovative practices and learn how to harness the potential that technology in healthcare offers.

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  • Confirmed Speakers

  • Benefits of attending

  • Explore the ‘practical and realistic’ digital transformation measures that the entitled “Next Steps” on the NHS FYFV has set out for the next few years.
  • Be inspired by the progress made by the Global Digital Exemplars (GDEs) leading the way for the whole system to move faster and showing signs of improvement data innovation and delivering benefits for patients.
  • Learn from the best practices in digital healthcare innovation as well as the very latest opportunities in the health and social care sector.
  • Explore how to take advantage of new technologies and platforms, exploring how to deliver substantial benefits to both patients and professionals alike.
  • Gain insight into how data sharing and technology can help to deliver integrated care to clarify constraints that apply to data use in the NHS and promote new digital health initiatives to improve patient outcomes.
  • Explore how digital innovations allows patients to take charge of their own health, offering a greater interaction with healthcare system anywhere outside of the hospital.
  • Discover the solutions that the NHS is implementing to simplify patient access to care, in the most appropriate location.
  • Learn from practical examples on implementing cutting-edge technology, such as, artificial intelligence, genomic medicine, innovative diagnostic tools or therapies for conditions that will enable more healthy aging.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the role of technology in the NHS today and that of tomorrow.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.

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  • Event Programme

08:30AM

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

Delegates and sponsors have the first opportunity to network in the Network Surgery. Hot drinks, pastries and fruit will be provided.

09:25AM

Chair’s Opening Address

Sophie Castle-Clarke, Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust (confirmed)
"Welcome and Introduction"
09:30AM

Keynote Address

Neil Calland, Senior Programme Lead , NHS England (confirmed)
"Harnessing Technology and Innovation in Secondary Care"

NHS England has revealed 16 acute trusts and 7 mental health trusts who will be supported to become Global Digital Exemplars. This session will summarise the progress to date, and elaborate on how this investment will support the broader system through fast followers, blueprints and learning networks.

09:50AM
James Hawkins, Director of Programmes, NHS Digital (confirmed)
Cleveland Henry, Programme Director, Digital Collaboration Service (NHSmail), NHS Digital (confirmed)
"Technology is the Easy Bit: Achieving a Paperless NHS"

The digital transformation of health and care is not about digitising existing paper processes. Maximising the impact of new technology and data services requires cultural and behavioural change to drive the way care is delivered. This talk will discuss how we can achieve broad adoption and innovative use of technology and technologies to meet  the needs of clinicians and patients.

10:10AM
Yinka Makinde, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London (confirmed)
"Digital Health.London – Building the Global Digital Health Capital, Together"

London has some of the most digitally engaged citizens on the planet, as well as more tech developers than Silicon Valley, big health needs and some of the most respected health and academic institutions in the country. Digital Health.London is a virtual digital institute that seeks to capitalize on this, and make it simpler for great health tech ideas to help Londoners and the NHS.

10:30AM

Case Study

Jason Gordon, Health Manager, Texthelp (confirmed)
Paul Fox, Business Development Manager, Texthelp (confirmed)
"Empower and Enable: The power of words"

Digital technology has disrupted how we provide healthcare in the NHS in the 21st century, from the most complex surgical procedure to the simplest patient-clinician transaction. At the core of this digital transition is how we communicate with others; our colleagues, peers and most importantly, the person receiving our care.

In this presentation Texthelp will explore, giving practical examples, how assistive technology can break down barriers online and in the workplace; helping to create inclusive organisations and accessible patient information, overcome language barriers and empower staff to communicate clearly with those seldom heard.

10:50AM

Question and Answer Session

11:00AM

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:45AM
Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (confirmed)
"Creating and Delivering Services Fit for the Future"

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network is working to create and deliver services fit for the future. As one of the multiple projects where they are involved, Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network have launched a ground breaking Innovation Health Exchange Portal. A platform for NHS staff and industry innovators across the Health and Care sector to connect and share innovative solutions, projects and products that support the ambition of providing world class patient care.

12:05PM

Case Study

Judy Lenane, Chief Clinical Officer, iRhythm Technologies (confirmed)
"How Can Technology Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs to the NHS"

Zio by iRhythm capturing beat-to-beat cardiac rhythm for up to 14 days, continuously recording and storing both symptomatic and asymptomatic events 24 hours a day. 

Precise, reliable, cardiac rhythm analysis.

12:25PM
Chris Sawyer, Innovation Lead for Digital Health, Innovate UK (confirmed)
"Driving innovation and closing the technology gap within the NHS"

Healthcare costs are rising across the world as a growing and ageing population brings with it an increasing burden of disease. There is a greater need than ever to provide effective and efficient ways of meeting this healthcare challenge. The Biomedical Catalyst, funded by Innovate UK, supports innovative solutions to these healthcare challenges.

12:45PM

Case Study

Neil Carson, Public Sector Customer Experience Specialist, Oracle Digital (confirmed)
"Digitally Enabled Self-Care"

Digital technology has the potential to transform the NHS, yet it is often viewed with suspicion due to some high-profile failures.

During this lively presentation Neil Carson (Healthcare specialist in Oracle) will talk about how to succeed with digital. He'll show examples of how digital is transforming front line service delivery for mothers in West Sussex and service users with mental health and addiction concerns in Leicestershire. Both were delivered rapidly with practitioners at the forefront of designing the service rather than ICT consultants. Both are improving outcomes and saving money.

Neil will also touch upon some of the less well publicised area of digital change, where smart use of technology is freeing up time, money and resources which can then be directed to improve clinical outcomes.

13:05PM

Question and Answer Session

13:15PM

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:15PM

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:20PM

Case Study

Emma-Jane French, Chief Commercial Officer, Now Healthcare Group (confirmed)
"Digital front door to health"

Modern developed world healthcare systems have had great success managing to reduce or delay for many years’ deaths from acute medical conditions. However, that has generated an increased number of conditions requiring management, and with rising age of populations, a cumulative rise in the number of chronic conditions. Healthcare needs a new operating model.

14:40PM

Case Study

Ian Kirby, Healthcare Sales and Account Manager , Q-nomy UK (confirmed)
"Patient Journey Optimisation – Radiotherapy at Sheba Medical Centre"

Q-nomy’s patient journey management platform has been used by Sheba Medical Centre to increase Linear Accelerator utilisation rates to 95%, improve the patient and family experience and to reduce wrong patient in wrong room identification.

Q-nomy will show how orchestrating the patient in the facility using Q-Flow has achieved these benefits.

Sheba Medical Centre in Israel (Former English military hospital) founded in 1949, is the largest medical centre in the middle east and one of the largest public health facilities in the world.

15:00PM
Paul Charnley, Director of IT and Information, Wirral University Teaching Hospital (confirmed)
"Hospitals that are leading the way to a digital future"

A £100 million funding pot by NHS England gives the opportunity to pilot projects to lead the way for the whole system to move faster and showing signs of improvement data innovation and delivering benefits for patients. What are the advances made this year on implementing the last digital innovations in healthcare to become centres of global digital excellence?

15:20PM

Case Study

John Grumitt, CEO of Changing Health and Vice President of Diabetes UK, (confirmed)
Prof. Mike Trenell, Professor of Metabolism & Lifestyle Medicine, Newcastle University (confirmed)
"Reversing Type 2 diabetes. Exclusive insight into the 2017 patient outcomes data on evidence based digital education and support."

Changing Health will share the latest outcome data from recent studies looking at the impact of evidence based digital education and lifestyle coaching to improve patient outcomes. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a robust evidence based when considering digital interventions for patients.
  • Potential improvement in health outcomes for people with Type 2 diabetes derived from evidence based digital education and lifestyle interventions
  • Key psychological considerations when engaging with patients to ensure lasting change. 

 

15:40PM

Question and Answer Session

15:50PM

Coffee in the networking area

16:10PM
Ray Ford, Chief Technology Officer, AIS Group Plc (confirmed)
"Data privacy regulation on Digital Health Care"
16:30PM

Closing Keynote Address

Carmel Dickinson, Programme Manager, Manchester Informatics (confirmed)
"Transforming the Health & Well Being of the People of Greater Manchester: Working Together to Accelerate the Introduction of Innovation in our Health & Social Care Services."
16:50PM

Question and Answer Session

17:00PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Construction of The Bridgewater Hall commenced on 22 March 1993, but the idea of a new concert hall for Manchester dates back to the reconstruction of the Free Trade Hall in the 1950s after wartime bomb damage. The Free Trade Hall was home to the city’s famous Hallé orchestra and also hosted rock and pop concerts. However, despite holding great public affection, the 1850s Free Trade Hall was ill-equipped to respond to the rising standards of service and acoustic excellence demanded by performers and audiences.

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  • Who did attend

Health and social care professionals, patient representatives, and designers who are interested in how to create digitally-led services that improve health and care services for users:

  • Chairs/Chief Executives
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Clinical/Medical Directors
  • Digital Champions/Digital Managers
  • Digital Strategy Leads
  • Directors of Enterprise and Innovations
  • Directors of Information Management / Informatics / ICT
  • Directors of Social Services
  • Directors/Heads of Business Management/Transformation
  • Directors/Heads of Commissioning/Procurement
  • Directors/Heads of Communications
  • Directors/Heads of Digital Inclusion/Engagement
  • Directors/Heads of Efficiency and Improvement
  • Directors/Heads of Information Assurance/Governance/ IT Security
  • Directors/Heads of Modernisation and Performance
  • Directors/Heads of Policy/Strategy
  • IT Directors/Managers
  • Professors of Informatics / Health Informatics / Medicine
  • Professors of Science / Technology / Research
  • Programme/Project Directors
  • Service Managers
  • Web Directors/Managers