• Health & Social Care
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Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation

  • Thursday, 08 February 2018
  • America Square Conference Centre, London
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Overview

The overarching consensus is that health and social care delivery needs to change. Transformation is taking place throughout the NHS with changes in culture, structure, governance, workforce and training, however, the greatest challenge involves the exploitation of technology and digital processes to establish an innovative healthcare system for the modern age and beyond.

Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation is the very latest in a series of conferences analysing the NHS’s progress in adopting the most up to date technologies as it evolves towards complete digitisation.
The transformation towards an IT enabled health service started in the 1980s and although the process has suffered some major setbacks, most notably the National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT), there has been a steady momentum in the implementation of digital technologies. However, a recent report by the House of Lords Select Committee suggests that the uptake of digital innovation is ‘slow’ and that the government should make the adoption of technologies a ‘priority’ for the NHS.

There have been several reviews, reports and initiatives, plus specified funding, to support the uptake of innovation and the embedment of digital technologies throughout the healthcare system. Promoting telecare, telehealth, mobile working, data management, diagnostics tools, communications and information sharing are crucial to enhancing improved outcomes, through the delivery of effective and efficient patient care, during a time of increasing demand.

At Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation an outstanding agenda of speakers will update delegates on the very latest developments happening within the NHS as it strives to modernise in the digital era. We will hear about the latest recommendations that are shaping policy and the subsequent support that is being made available to make advancements. The conference will serve as an opportunity to be updated on some of the latest issues surrounding data protection and security, whilst reiterating the importance of information sharing to achieve interoperability and greater integration. We will learn how technology is now being utilised more effectively in public health and how it is providing patients the chance to self-manage their conditions better. The conference will also showcase innovative products, some for the present day, some more for the future, to reveal the true power of technology.

 

The momentum toward a world class innovative and technologically enriched NHS is increasing as the route to digital excellence is fast tracked.

Reviews undertaken by Robert Wachter considering the digitisation of secondary hospitals and the Accelerated Access Review analysing innovative diagnostic tools, treatments and medical technologies, have both made recommendations which will forward the technological innovation agenda.
Subsequent initiatives include the recent announcement of funding worth £86m to support UK businesses to develop medical breakthroughs. This follows funding commitments of £10m to the 12 global exemplars who are pioneering digital services with further funding set aside to expand the programme.
The establishment of the NHS Digital Academy will be tasked to up skill NHS staff in informatics, providing specialist IT training to 300 senior clinicians and health managers over a 12-month period.

The NHS has long been accused of being fragmented and working within silos, lacking the ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with other partners working within the health and social care system and beyond. IT exists to develop interoperable systems that can overcome information exchange issues and promote greater integration across care providers.

Sharing of such information, however, carries significant responsibility. The NHS holds millions of computerised records, many of which are highly sensitive and all of which are subject to strict data protection legislation. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018. The regulation will force NHS departments to fully analyse their digital functions, including processes for the storage, security and identification of patient data.
As part of the NHS’s commitments to protect information, robust cyber security measures are crucial to mitigate the threat of IT systems being hacked and infected. The recent ransomware attack revealed the vulnerability of the NHS infrastructure. In response, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has pledged extra funding to improve cyber security to help protect NHS information. £21m will be shared amongst hospitals in England that form part of the NHS’s network of trauma centres to improve resilience to cyber attack by updating IT systems and improve staff training.

Early 2017 saw the publication of Public Health England’s (PHE) strategy for digital engagement. Digital-first public health: Public Health England's digital strategy, lays out the plans for PHE to utilise digital technologies to improve population health and reduce inequalities. Digital engagement will be at the heart of developing new models of public health initiatives and look to include digital tools and incorporate data science techniques and new learning.

Confined historically to the imagination of science fiction writers; and currently, a feature of manufacturing automation; artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are the future for healthcare. With promises of developing the perfect doctor, a recent survey by PwC explored the attitudes of patients toward AI and the prospect of replacing nurses and doctors by robots. 39% of those surveyed revealed they would be willing to engage with AI/robotics, although this figure revealed that the UK is the most sceptical out of the 12 countries that took part across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Men are notably more willing in the UK to interact with AI/robotics, whilst younger respondents were more receptive than their older counterparts.

Join us at the Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation conference to update your knowhow on digital matters within the NHS and enhance your innovative thinking.

 

 

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  • Benefits of attending

  • Hear how the transformation of the NHS is progressing by embedding innovative programmes and adopting digital technologies to deliver the care needed in the future
  • Understand where the barriers lie to timely implementation and how these challenges can be overcome to accelerate the digital capacity of the NHS
  • Learn about the initiatives from the government and NHS England, including the funding available, to promote the uptake of innovative technology and support providers of care become more digitally astute
  • Receive an update on Data Protection in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation
  • Following the highly disruptive malware attack infecting NHS computers, discover what is being done to protect the highly sensitive information held by the NHS and what help is available
  • Understand more about some of the technologies that are helping patients self-manage their conditions
  • Hear how Public Health England’s new digital strategy will assist disease prevention and support better public health
  • Discover how engagement with artificial intelligence and robotics will impact on healthcare delivery in the future
  • Revisit the issue of delivering integrated care and how IT can facilitate a coordinated approach
  • Gain an insight into the aims of the new NHS Digital Academy and how it will upskill senior staff to be more digitally savvy
  • Enjoy knowledge sharing and networking
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to build contacts
  • Gain invaluable insight and information to be shared amongst colleagues and peers

 

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  • Event Programme

08:30am

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25am

Chair’s Opening Address

Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health (invited)

09:30am

Keynote Address

Dr. Charlie Davie, Managing Director, UCLPartners and Academic Health Science Network (confirmed)
"Accelerating the Adoption of Technology in the NHS"

A recently published House of Lords Select Committee report emphasises the importance of technology and data use across the NHS, however, surmises that the uptake of digital innovation is ‘slow’ across the NHS, possibly due to ‘inadequate levels of funding’ or ‘persistent cultures of complacency’. How can the journey toward an innovative, technology rich and fully digitised NHS be speeded up?

09:50am

Shane Dark, Strategic IG Lead at Health & Social Care Information Centre (invited)

"Are You Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?"

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will require significant effort to better protect and process personal data. The NHS holds millions of records of patient data and must continually look to find ways to protect and manage this patient information, which is some of the most sensitive personal information that exists.

10:10am

Peter Sinden, Chief Digital Officer, Care Quality Commission and NHS Improvement (invited)

"Cyber Security in the NHS"

In May 2017, the NHS was subject to a major cyber-attack on its systems as it fell victim to WannaCry ransomware attack. It caused major disruption preventing 48 hospital trusts in England and several GP surgeries in England and Scotland from accessing patient data and led to operations and appointments being cancelled and delayed. How can the NHS better protect itself from future attacks?

10:30am

Main Sponsor

10:50am

Question and Answer Session

11:00am

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:45am

Case Study

12:05pm

Richard Harding, Digital Innovation Lead-NHS Vanguard at Cheshire and Merseyside Women's and Children's Services (invited)

"Adopting Models of Technology "

Putting innovative ideas into practice can create a culture of change, support, and improvement. Maximising the value of technologies such as telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care apps creates the potential for people to be empowered to manage their own healthcare in the right way, at the right time and in the right place.

12:25pm
Simon Dixon, Head of Digital Strategy, Digital Finance and Commercial Directorate, Public Health England (confirmed)
"Digital-first Public Health: Public Health England's Digital Strategy"

The engagement by the majority of the population with technology and digital innovation presents new opportunities and challenges for Public Health England to connect and interact with people. The PHE strategy encompasses new thinking about public health provision models, data, governance, partnership and engagement.

12:45pm

Case Study

13:05pm

Question and Answer Session

13:15pm

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:15pm

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:20pm

Case Study

14:40pm

Case Study

15:00pm

Brian Pomering, Healthcare Partner, PwC (invited)

"RoboDoc- Are We Ready to Engage with Artificial Intelligence?"

Advanced technologies, such as robotics and artificial intelligence, have the potential to deliver better, faster and more accessible care. Although the human clinician has not been replaced just yet, the emergence and increasing use of these technologies will transform healthcare delivery in the future.

15:20pm

Question and Answer Session

15:30pm

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:45pm
Jackie Millar, Programme Manager , The Cheshire Care Record (confirmed)
"Sharing Information, Interoperability and Integrated Care"

With the NHS undergoing a sustained period of transformation, there is a clear need for more effective information sharing between care settings, organisations and geographies, as well as between professionals and citizens, to optimise patient outcomes and quality of care. This is reliant on the ability of IT systems across health and care to be interoperable with one another and is key to the delivery of the future vision of care in England.

16:05pm

Rachael Dunscombe, Chief Information Officer, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Chief Executive The NHS Digital Academy (invited)

"The NHS Digital Academy"

The NHS Digital Academy is the NHS’s first ever nationally funded programme of world-class health informatics training. In partnership with Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School, the NHS Digital Academy will provide specialist IT training and development support to 300 senior clinicians and health managers over a 12 month period.
The aim is to help shape a new generation of Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIO) who can help drive through the digital transformation the NHS requires.

16:25pm

Question and Answer Session

16:30pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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Venue

America Square Conference Centre, London

America Square Conference Centre, London

A stunning conference centre where delegates can enjoy presentations, mingle with exhibitors and enjoy a hot lunch in a secure, self-contained suite of rooms.

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  • Who will attend?

  • Chairs/Chief Executives
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  • 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
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  • 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
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