DigiHealth UK: Delivering Digital Transformation

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
  • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • 09:20 - 16:35
150+
Conference
Attendees
10
CPD
Credits
10+
Expert Speakers
20+
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

The NHS has been on a protracted journey to digital transformation. Despite a plethora of innovative products flooding the health and social care sector, progress has been hindered by barriers such as financial constraints, reluctance in adoption and an inability to ensure operability. The NHS will be confronted with a ‘pandemic hangover’ as it deals with the backlog of its traditional caseload with an exhausted workforce; it's time to accelerate and deliver digital transformation. 

COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the uptake and application of digital technologies - for clinicians and patients. Video and telephone consultations have become the ‘new normal’ during the pandemic, some NHS staff have been supported to provide care from their homes -  whilst patient portals are providing information, advice, results, connectivity and home testing capabilities. The adoption of technological innovation at an unprecedented scale and pace was a central plank of the NHS Long Term Plan and unlikely to diminish once the immediate crisis has passed. In dealing with the pandemic, the NHS has demonstrated it can adapt and respond at speed - the continued fast tracking of technologies will be crucial in dealing with the excess demand and must continue as systems adjust to a post-pandemic future. 

This conference provides an opportunity to engage with a CPD-accredited programme of high-level speakers, supporters and delegates setting the agenda of technological transformation in the NHS, guiding national policy - encouraging new technological innovations, supporting digital skills and driving interoperability, IT standards and improving procurement. Conference delegates will take away the following benefits of attending:

  • Gain 10 CPD Points.
  • Learn how the NHS workforce is to be supported with the necessary training to equip them with new digital skills and realise the potential of humans and digital technologies operating together and revolutionising healthcare; supporting the delivery of world-class care, free-up staff time, diagnose earlier and empower patients to take greater control of their own care
  • Benefit from invaluable insight and information disseminated by our roster of speakers and panellists on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomic medicine, interoperability and data flow.
  • Hear from the leaders and innovators behind NHSX, the NHS App, artificial intelligence, electronic observations and digital postnatal discharge.
  • Learn more about the UK’s ambition to become a world leader in artificial intelligence through initiates like the National AI Lab as well as the Artificial Intelligence and Data Grand Challenge; harnessing transformative approaches to prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030.
  • Confirmed Speakers

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  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:20

Chair’s Opening Address

09:25

Keynote Address

  • Lisa Hollins, Head of Digital Innovation, NHSX (confirmed)
"NHSX - Transforming NHS Technology for 21st Century Healthcare"

NHSX is the central unit set up by the Department of Health and Social Care tasked with transforming NHS technology and bring traditional models of healthcare into the digital age. NHSX allows patients and clinicians to benefit from the latest digital innovations, systems and technology, with a view to driving the most advanced health and care service in the world to diagnose diseases earlier, free-up staff time and empower patients to take greater control of their own healthcare.

 

COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the uptake and application of digital technologies in healthcare - the conference keynote will address how NHSX will continue to drive digital transformation at pace.

09:45

Professor Graham Evans, Chief Digital Officer, North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (invited)

"The Delivery of Interoperability "

Data, employed correctly, can empower patients to take greater control of their healthcare from a remote setting, increase efficiency in the healthcare system, reduce costs and improve public health. To truly benefit from its potential, data interoperability - the secure exchange of electronic health information across technology systems - needs to be established.

10:05
  • Di Bullman, Workstream Lead, Digital Readiness Programme, Health Education England (confirmed)
"Building a Digital Ready Workforce"

Digital capacity is growing exponentially - initiatives such as the NHS Long Term Plan are driving ambitious digital transformations, whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has forced adoption of digital technologies by necessity. 

 

What are we doing to ensure NHS staff are equipped with the necessary skills to harness new innovations? What training will NHS staff receive to equip them with new digital skills, enabling them to embrace a technologically driven culture conceived to support the delivery of world-class care, free-up staff time, diagnose earlier and empower patients to take greater control of their own healthcare?

10:25
  • Dr Sunita Sharma, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Innovation Working Towards Exceptional Care and Experiences- A New Digital Postnatal Discharge System"

Every year approximately 700,000 women give birth in England and Wales - the majority of these births take place in NHS hospitals. NHS surveys demonstrate that 50% of women report delay(s) in postnatal discharge from hospital; the digital postnatal discharge system has been co-designed to enhance system efficiencies, improve communications between team members, women and families.

10:45

Main Sponsor

11:05

Question and Answer Session

Lisa Hollins, Head of Digital Innovation, NHSX (confirmed)

Professor Graham Evans, Chief Digital Officer, North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (invited)

Di Bullman, Workstream Lead, Digital Readiness Programme, Health Education England (confirmed)

Dr Sunita Sharma, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)

11:15

Coffee in the Networking Area

12:00
"The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare"

The government’s industrial strategy paper set out the Artificial Intelligence and Data Grand Challenge; the mission is to utilise data flow, artificial intelligence, machine learning and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030. To support this ambition, the government has announced a £250 million fund for a National Artificial Intelligence Lab with the aim of making the UK a world leader in AI and genomic medicine.

12:20

Case Study

VerseOne Group (confirmed)

Case Study synopsis coming soon...

12:40
  • Charles Lowe, Managing Director, Digital Health and Care Alliance (confirmed)
"Digital Health is Different"

Presentation synopsis coming soon...

13:00

Case Study

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13:20

Question and Answer Session

Charles Lowe, Managing Director, Digital Health & Care Alliance (confirmed)

VerseOne Group (confirmed)

Eleonora Harwich, Director of Research, Reform (confirmed)

Speaker TBA

13:30

Lunch in the Networking Area

We'll be working with venues to ensure lunch at our events is as delicious as ever and caters for a range of dietary preferences - whilst being served in a safe and seamless manner. Some of the new measures we will be introducing to this effect are:

  • One-way queuing systems with safe distancing in operation.
  • Individual snacking bags containing fruit, trail mix and sweets provided on arrival - this will prevent people mixing around snack bars during networking breaks.
  • Individually portioned dishes and pre-sealed cutlery will be served at collection points.  

Where possible, we will request food is sourced locally to reduce food miles, use seasonal vegetables, red tractor certified meat and eggs from free range hens. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.  

14:30

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:35
  • David Hodnett, Head of Operations, NHS App Organisation, NHS Digital (confirmed)
"The NHS App - From Discovery, to Now"

This presentation will take delegates on a journey charting the history of the NHS app - from early-stage research to a product used comfortably by over 250,000 people within a year. David Hodnett, Head of Operations for the NHS App will discuss how it has grown, impart best practices for creating and implementing an app for use in healthcare settings and present delegates with the App's agenda over the next 12 months.

14:55
  • Dr Mike Whiteside, CCIO and Acute Medical Consultant , Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (confirmed)
"The Role of Electronic Observation Technology in a Hospital Setting"

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) has adopted an innovative new system to allow health professionals to electronically record patient observations. Using a mobile device (handheld phone), health professionals are able to record patient observations using a secure app which then calculates whether these results fall within the ‘normal’ range for the patient - alerting a senior nurse or doctor if urgent attention is required.

15:15

Case Study

This slot is reserved for organisations looking to engage delegates with services and opportunities that compliment conference presentation and discussion panel topics. If you're interested in delivering a Case Study, contact us on 0161 376 9007.

15:30

Question and Answer Session

David Hodnett, Head of Operations, NHS App Organisation, NHS Digital (confirmed)

Dr Mike Whiteside, CCIO and Acute Medical Consultant, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (confirmed)

Speaker TBA 

15:50

Afternoon Refreshment Break

16:05

DigiHealth UK Panel Discussion: Actioning the Agenda

Panellists TBA

The conference will close-out with a panel of digital innovators, healthcare professionals and national policy makers discussing actionable next-steps in accelerating the adoption of digital innovation across the NHS and remote healthcare settings; as well as enshrining digital ambitions in real policy.    

16:35

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close

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  • Gain 10 CPD Points.
  • Review how technological innovation in the NHS has supported the workforce in stepping-up to the COVID-19 pandemic response - learn more about how the rapid uptake and dissemination of data-driven approaches to care, digitalisation of consultations and app/portal-based connectivity will be integrated into standard practice.
  • Benefit from invaluable insight and information disseminated by our roster of speakers and panellists on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomic medicine, interoperability and data flow.
  • Receive updates on how NHS staff will receive training to equip them with new digital skills, enabling them to embrace a technologically driven culture conceived to support the delivery of world-class care, free-up staff time, diagnose earlier and empower patients to take greater control of their own healthcare.
  • Develop your understanding of the role NHSX plays in the application of technological solutions that benefit patients and clinicians.
  • Hear about the forward plans for the NHS App, NHSX, National Artificial Intelligence Lab, Accelerated Access Collaborative and other initiatives driving the adoption of digital innovation in healthcare. 
  • An opportunity to build contacts within the NHS, establish relationships with service providers outside the public sector as well as networking with speakers, sponsors and delegates. 
  • Develop your understanding of the new structural organisation for IT strategy and the allocation of responsibilities to deliver technological transformation; receive greater insight into the programmes of work that are to be progressed and built upon, whilst ensuring integrity and security are upheld.
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Venue

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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who will attend

  • 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