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Digital Healthcare Revolution: Harnessing NHS Technology

  • Thursday, 25 February 2016
  • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • 08:30 - 16:00
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Join us at the Digital Healthcare Revolution: Harnessing NHS Technology conference, a bespoke event looking at the technological advancements in healthcare delivery and the future potential of digital innovation.

The Five Year Forward View is the vision to provide more power to patients, deliver better outcomes and make the NHS more efficient with greater integration at its core. With increased demand inevitable, removing the barriers and boundaries of traditional practice and embracing new models of working are seen as the drivers to sustaining the NHS into the future. NHS England are committed to the idea that technology and data are key to implementing the necessary changes and ‘harnessing technology’ will have a major part to play in the new ways of delivering care.
A digitally enabled NHS will transform how it operates and generate significant benefits such as improved patient experience, supported clinical interactions and enhanced administrative processes.

At the Digital Healthcare Revolution: Harnessing NHS Technology conference we will discuss the role that technology and data is already playing within the NHS and how future digital innovation will enable the changing landscape of the health and social care system. Our speaker programme of leading experts will share knowledge and exchange opinion on how the progressive and sustained use of digital technologies can benefit a transformed healthcare system. With vertical integration an ambition across the NHS and social care there will be an opportunity to examine how paperless information can be shared appropriately and safely to the benefit of patients and staff. We will showcase a number of initiatives and examples of best practice from throughout the health and social care system and there will be ample opportunity for interactive discussion and networking amongst fellow professionals and peers.

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Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair’s Opening Address

  • Dr Hamish Fraser, Associate Professor of eHealth, University of Leeds (confirmed)

Keynote Address

  • Mike Part, Regional Head of Digital Technology, NHS England (confirmed)
"Developing Local Digital Roadmaps"

To progress the information revolution through greater utilisation of technology and data, local engagement, design and delivery are crucial. To this end CCGs, in conjunction with local partners, must develop and submit a local digital roadmap by April 2016.

  • Neil Mortimer, Business Manager, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (confirmed)
"How can Person Centred Technology Facilitate the Integration of the Health and Social Care Systems?"

Having complete integration across health and social care seems to be the Holy Grail for health and social care organisations. How can a Person Centred approach help to make this a reality?


Question and Answer Session


Coffee in the Networking Area


Case Study

  • Barry Meaden, Business Development Manager, Pitney Bowes Ltd (confirmed)
"Transforming Healthcare with the Shift from Physical to Digital"

 Through 3 NHS trust examples we will show how Pitney Bowes are assisting UK Healthcare transform inbound and outbound communications.

  • Emma Nichols, Personalised Technology Manager, Hft (confirmed)
"Using Accessible Technology to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities "

People with learning disabilities are now living longer, but they are more likely to develop long-term conditions and at an earlier age. There is also evidence they experience inequitable health outcomes compared with the general population with equivalent health needs. Hft, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, is piloting a project to improve communication between people with learning disabilities, practitioners and support staff, and to improve care quality and reduce health inequalities.


Portsmouth has significantly higher than average rates of smokers, COPD admissions and readmissions, and deaths related to COPD. MISSION-COPD aims to identify those with high-risk or undiagnosed COPD so that they can be diagnosed and treated earlier. It involves the delivery of an innovative model of COPD assessment and care.


Case Study

  • Jason Gordon, UK & Ireland Health Manager, Texthelp (confirmed)
"Empowering Patients & Enabling Healthcare Staff"

Digital Maturity and Health Literacy are significant challenges the NHS must overcome as they work towards implementing the 5YFV. Learn how to support your workforce and improve patient experience on your digital channels with Texthelp’s digital inclusion and assistive technology solutions.


Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area


Chair’s Afternoon Address


Case Study

  • Peter Andrew, Regional Sales Manager, Cherwell Software (confirmed)
"HSCIC Case Study – Changing the way NHS Trusts receive digital information, on services and suppliers."

A practical case study, highlights how HSCIC are breaking new ground and helping NHS Trusts overcome the barriers to digital efficiencies


Case Study

"An Example of using Technology to Amplify Mental Health Treatment Provision"

 The provision of cognitive behavioural therapy can be amplified by providing therapy online, via written conversation. Ieso Digital Health have demonstrated that by using written conversation as the primary therapy modality, patient outcomes improve and the extensive data that are collected can be used to drive quality control

  • Denis Gizzi, Managing Director and Lead Manager, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (confirmed)
"Identifying and Evaluating New and Better Ways of Working."

 Oldham clinical commissioning group decided to use TV show Dragons’ Den formula showcase new and exciting ideas to identify and evaluate new and better ways of working.


Sharing Best Practice

  • Linda Sanders, Strategic Director for People, Wolverhampton City Council (confirmed)
"Harnessing Technology"

Commissioning TECS. 

  • Richard Wyatt Haines, Health and Care Videos Partnership, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Using Video to Improve Patient Care"

Health and Care Videos have developed the capability to use videos to help patients  through treatment and care journeys. We have a library of 250 videos, the ability to produce new health videos and the experience to help support implementation so that patient outcomes improve


Question and Answer Session


Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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The Royal National Hotel, London

The Royal National Hotel, London

Offering breathtaking views across Russell Square the hotel is within easy walking distance to the British Museum. Well located with Russell Square underground station a 2 minute walk away.

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