Integrated Digital Care: An Information Revolution
- 08:30 - 16:45
- America Square Conference Centre, London
Jonathan Kay is Clinical Informatics Director at NHS England. He is also Professor of Health Informatics at the Centre for Health Informatics, City University London and was a Consultant Chemical Pathologist at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals for 30 years. He has been Chairman of the Information Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and was a senior consultant to the Design Authority of the NHS National Programme for IT for England.
For many years he has been trying to derive clinical benefits by persuading computers to communicate. This has included work on automated transmission of laboratory reports to general practitioners, hypertext advisory systems and handheld wireless computers. With his colleagues John McVittie, David Nurse and Christos Bountis he has won six national and international awards, including the 1998 Deloitte Consulting Award for Information Management Project of the Year and a 2003 European Union Best Practice in eHealth Award for the development of the Oxford Clinical Intranet.
His work with Professor Mike Murphy on improvements to blood transfusion won the 2012 HSJ Award for “Improving Care with Technology” and the 2012 National Patient Safety Award for “Technology and IT to improve Patient Safety”.
He is a Board Member with responsibility for patient liaison of “Lab Tests Online UK”, a patient-facing website about laboratory investigations.
Professor Kay enjoys human powered vehicles, driving the Caterham 7 which he built, and acting with the Garsington Players.