Integrated Digital Care: An Information Revolution
- 10 February 2015
- 08:30 - 16:45
- America Square Conference Centre, London
The pandemic has placed tremendous strain on the NHS, but by necessity the uptake and application of digital technologies has dramatically accelerated - for clinicians and patients. The NHS App recorded a 912% increase in people using the app between December 2019 (192,676) - Dec 2020 (1,951,640), the number of repeat prescriptions made through the app rose by 495% between January 2020 (45,931) - November 2020 (273,351) and recorded patient views through the app increased by 321% in the same period of time, according to data compiled by NHS Digital. 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; NHS 111 recorded 3,569,917 online sessions between June - November 2020, a 257% increase on the same period in 2019.
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 acceleration of technologies will be crucial in dealing with the excess demand and must continue as systems adjust to a post-pandemic future. However, as delegates will explore - this acceleration must be paired with a cognisant effort to bring people who are not digital-natives along for the journey; and recognise the importance of confidentiality and consent - ethics on which trust in medicine has been built on.
Delegates will take away the following benefits of attending this face-to-face conference:
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.
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?
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.
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.
VerseOne Group is a multi-disciplined product and services organisation providing cutting edge digital transformation solutions to the NHS, Social Housing and the wider market. The depth and breadth of VerseOne’s solutions is evidenced through powering over 50 NHS organisations, and this coupled with their Innovation Fund - specifically set up to nurture and support novel products and services within the Healthcare sector - further enhance and support the company’s leadership in delivering patient centred digital solutions.
The Vocoll suite of software, is VerseOne's market leading communication and collaboration platform, which is driving integration of care and enhancing patient experience across the NHS. Currently deployed across multiple care settings, including CAMHS, Appointments, internal staff communications, external patient relations and maternity ambulatory care, Vocoll provides the digital backbone needed to support integration of patient centred care in the NHS.
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:
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.
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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.
Immunity passports are digital tools that authenticate a person's health status, including their COVID-19 status and vaccination records - providing a guarantee they are 'fit to fly', so to speak.
In the UK, biometric companies have announced trials of their own vaccination passport. Upon administering a vaccine, clinicians would be able to create an online certificate using a smart phone or tablet (via an app). The vaccine recipient will then upload a picture of themselves to the electronic certificate in order to verify themselves when proof of vaccination is required. When somebody wishes to access their vaccination certificate they will need to verify their face against the image of themselves stored on the electronic 'passport'. The certificate does not include name(s), address, NHS number or any other identifying information. It is understandable in modern times that people turn to digital technology in order to facilitate liberation from lockdowns and counter-COVID measures; but do we want to live in a world where immunity passports are normalized? This debate will explore the pros and cons of immunity passports, including:
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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.
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