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Digital Engagement and Collaboration

Public Service to be saved by digital engagement?

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Using the Devon Local Authority area and demographic as a model, an assessment of this authorities annual social and economic benefits potential for public service digital engagement with citizens has currently reached a staggering value in excess of £2.4billion.

Realisation of these benefits will require the digital solution implemented achieving a true transformation of the current service delivery model, certainly one that services a more pro-active and well-being orientated approach to health and care requirements.

As the NHS England – Five Year Forward View strategy states “we now want to accelerate this way of working to more of the country, through partnerships of care providers and commissioners in an area (Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships).”

The key opportunity is the education and empowerment of the population through digital engagement solutions, the strategy goes onto offer;

“Working together with patients and the public, NHS commissioners and providers, as well as local authorities and other providers of health and care services, they will gain new powers and freedoms to plan how best to provide care, while taking on new responsibilities for improving the health and wellbeing of the population they cover.”

Critically however, digital engagement cannot only be about the NHS and it’s services, these are in essence after the fact and only engaged when you have a problem, the focus needs to shift to social care, and the up-front engagement that occurs with people with the potential to develop health concerns, the primary deliverable has to be about pro-active engagement that services better and more timely interventions and thus delivery of a wellbeing orientated focus.

Carers and Cross Service Collaboration is Key

Aiming for a family / carer orientated engagement approach at the core of any solution, implemented in a way that facilitates much improved cross service collaboration between public service functions, the Devon social and economic benefits to be obtained across service functions presently assessed at: health and social care unsurprisingly achieving the most significant benefit of circa £2.1bn, followed by Education at £151m, Criminal Justice at £100m and Welfare currently coming in at around £74m. With benefits research still underway it is very likely these values will grown by as much again.

A good proportion of these benefits would involve the realisation of cost savings and efficiency gains within each of these service sectors, and potentially at a scale that would make for a significant contribution on top of current sustainability and transformation plans. Given the maturity that exists in digital engagement technologies widely available today, perhaps the timeframe for achieving delivery of these benefits need not be too far away!

Troubled Families a Key Enabler

Whilst the NHS inevitably addresses requirements for improving use of systems and flow of information through the “Global Digital Exemplar” and further exploration and development of the “New Care Models” working with vanguard organisations and initiatives across the country. The more significant opportunity for transformation to a wellbeing orientated digital engagement approach is perhaps better defined by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), “Troubled Families” initiative (now in a second phase of delivery).

The fundamental differences between the NHS and DCLG approaches, is that the NHS is mostly geared to addressing issues once they have materialised, whereas local authority Social Care service provision in particular is being guided to becoming more pro-active in its engagement, through aspects such as the “Early Help” services targeted in schools to identify children at early stages of need for support, through to supporting adults to live independently and well.

The case for local authorities being the focal point for digital engagement with citizens is strong when you take into account that it is responsible for other key services that affect an individual’s wellbeing, such as education, housing, inclusivity in forms of transportation and access to digital services and other investments in local infrastructure to improve access to employment, all very significant in terms of servicing positive outcomes for individuals.

When we acknowledge that the issues and challenges the public service faces in trying to meet our needs are seldom caused by one single event or distinct set of parameters. We already acknowledge that deprivation and poverty are key issues affecting health and wellbeing, that poverty is also linked to crime, that mental health issues in adults affects the health and wellbeing of children, but that there is also a growing awareness of a significant gap in mental health support for children directly.

There is in fact a large body of work out there that has looked at cause and effect of different social dynamics and more importantly the benefits potential to be obtained from tackling negative social and wellbeing issues. Whilst some of this work warrants updating the models employed as a means of qualifying social and economic costs and thus potential in benefits remains good for today’s purposes.

Focus for Digitisation Strategy and Plans

The key to the client side digital engagement is to consider what can be utilised quickly to deliver benefits early, essentially adopting an agile and incremental approach to delivery. For example, much focus is being given to making patient medical records available and accessible online, but many struggle to appreciate what value is access to medical records going to achieve?

For those in the population that have an issue or pre-existing condition that perhaps is not being coped with or managed very well, wouldn’t just access to information and guidance that was more focused and capable of empowering the individual, and more importantly their personal care circle of family and friends to care better be a start.

Presently, Carers UK has approximately 6.5million registered carers*, and NHS England have identified 1.4 million unpaired carers providing fifty or more hours of unpaid care per week that they wish to better reach out to with engagement solutions, but are they right, is there only that many that care?

There are in fact over 40 million people aged between 16 and 74 years, many of whom have older parents or children under the age of 16 they care about, isn’t it this whole group that the public service solutions need to be setting themselves up to engage digitally with? We all care don’t we?


There is massive potential for social and economic benefits to be obtained by improved public engagement using digital technologies and tools, from a health, care and wellbeing perspective where services are under immense resource and funding pressures, this engagement and delivery of benefits cannot come too soon.

Critically however, whilst there is investment being made, most of it is presently being targeted at addressing shortcomings in inter-organisation information workflows and operational systems integration, which beneficial and therefore worth doing, but by comparison very little investment is being made on the wider opportunity that is direct digital engagement with citizens.

The key to securing the massive benefits potential that exists can only be achieved with a true citizen centric focus on their needs, and the subsequent servicing of this need with a digital engagement solution that services collaboration between carers, regardless of who these individuals are, or how they are funded, or who they work for.

Equally there is no reason why the solution cannot delivery short to medium term efficiency and cost saving benefits arising from better engagement of those with pre-existing long-term chronic conditions, whilst also and at the same time provide the framework for longer-term benefits from early help and intervention on children and adults with emerging issues. To establish a wellbeing orientation that over time benefits society through pro-active engagement that helps people to maintain healthier lifestyles.

Critically, if we are going to truly transform health, care and wellbeing for all and maximise the benefits to be obtained from a pro-active and wellbeing orientated solution, then maybe we need to move the focus from after the fact NHS and health, to local authorities and social care and what should be a pro-active and universal focus on concerns that have the greatest effect on citizens wellbeing and health!

Then and only then, will we see a transformed service delivering social and economic benefits of the scale mentioned at the outset of this article, which when extended beyond Devon and across the rest of the country would quickly amount to £10’s of billions for the UK economy.

* https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/facts-and-figures

** https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/comm-carers/carer-facts/

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IoT Global Conference

IoT Global Congress

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IoT Global Congress

Is pleased to announce 2017 keynotes and speakers for IoT Global Congress 2017 in London. These include IBM, ARM, Orange, Sprint, TELE2 and many more!

IoT Global Congress Agenda

27th April 2017 – 8:00 AM DAY 1 – Registration

8:45 am – Welcome Remarks & Overview
9:00 am – Keynote I: The Role of Blockchain in IoT Market – Deon Newman, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson
9:20 am – Keynote II: Telecomes Industry and the Internet of Things – Dr Hubertus von Roenne, Vice-President for BT’s Global IoT Portfolio, BT (British Telecom)
9:40 am – Keynote III ­Using IoT Cloud Platforms To Launch New Services – CISCO, Speaker TBC
10.00 am – Keynote IV: Maximising RoI on Internet of Things Investments – GOLDMAN SACHS, Speaker TBC
10:20 am – Morning Refreshments and Break
10:50 am – Keynote V: Formulating IoT Strategy for Business Disruption and Innovation – Mohammad Nasser – General Manager, IoT Business Units, Sprint Business
11:10 am – Keynote VI: Future of Smart Cities with the Internet of Things – INTEL, Speaker TBC
11:30 am – Panel Discussion: From Connected Health to Digital Health: Emerging Trends and Opportunities in 2016/18! – Adnan Nawaz – News Anchor, BBC World News
12:30 pm – Lunch Break – Buffet
1:30 pm – IoT Security: A Look at the Challenges – Paul Williamson, General Manager, Wireless Business Unit and IoT Strategy, ARM
1:45 pm – How the Evolution of IoT Networks Will Revolutionise Digital Health – Jon Lee-Davey, Head of Healthcare Market Development, IoT, Vodafone
2:15 pm – The Role of Genomics in Digital Health Applications – Vishal Gulati, Partner, Draper Esprit LLP
2:30 pm – Networking & Refreshment Break
3:00 pm – Internet of Medical Things – Karthik Ranjan, Director, Healthcare Technologies, ARM
3:15 pm – How eHealth and Mobile Health Will Improve Mental Health – Rebecca Cotton, Director Mental Health Policy, NHS
4:00 pm – Drinks Reception
5:00 pm – End of Day 1

28TH APRIL 2017 – 8:00 AM – DAY 2

8:45 am – Welcome Remarks & Overview
9:00 am – Keynote I: Challenges in eHealth Transformation in Hospitals, Dr Jag Ahluwalia, Chief Medical Officer, NHS (Cambridge University Hospitals)
9:20 am – Keynote II: Patient Monitoring Today and the Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future, Dan Vahdat, CTO, Medopad
9:40 am – Keynote III – How mHealth will Boost personalised Health Sector, Isabelle Hilali, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Orange Healthcare
10:00 am – Keynote IV: Remote Patient Monitoring, Emerging Opportunities and Challenges, Roberto Pasti, Chief Digital Officer (Digital Leaders Initiative), Bosch
10:20 am – Morning Refreshments and Networking
10:50 am – Keynote V: Empowering Global Surgery with Mobile Technology, Jean Nehme, CEO, Touch Surgery
11:10 am – Keynote VI: Navigating the Digital Health Ecosystem, Nuno Godinho, CTO Software, Europe, GE Healthcare
11:30 am – Panel Discussion: Emerging Solutions for Patient Monitoring, Prevention and Mobile Health!, Adnan Nawaz, News Anchor, BBC World News
12:30 pm – Lunch Break – Buffet
1:30 pm – Exploring New Trends of Health Fitness with Digital Health, Oleg Fomenko, CEO & Co-founder, Sweatcoin
1:45 pm – How Internet of Things Will Take Medcial Device manufacturing to the Next Level, Jim Morrish, Chief Research Officer, Machina Research
2:15 pm – Genomics and its Impact on Diagnosis, Dr Jelena Aleksic, CEO and Managing Director, Gene Adviser
2:30 pm – Networking & Refreshment Break
3:00 pm – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare, Matteo Berlucchi, CEO, Your.MD
3:15 pm – Future of eHealth Systems & Health Data Analytics, Dr. Nigel Kellow, CEO, Liquid Healthcare
3:30 pm – Drinks Reception
5:00 pm – End of Day 2

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IoT Indian Expo

Internet of Things India Expo

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Internet of Things India Expo

The event is a B-2-B interface amongst industry stakeholders, and aims to provide a global showcase for cutting edge technologies, R&D and applications by creating an unparalleled business ambience.

Conference Programme Outline

Day 1: 08 February 2017

1000-1100 hrs    Opening Ceremony

1100-1130 hrs    Networking break

1130-1300 hrs    Conference Inaugural Session: Theme: “Digital India”

1300-1400 hrs    Lunch

Time      Hall C: Internet of Things

1400-1530 hrs    From PoC to Monetization – new business models and revenue generating streams

1500-1600 hrs    Policy formulation on IoT-An urgent necessity at this stage

1600-1615 hrs    Networking break

1615-1715 hrs    Funding IoT Startups: Success and Challenges

Day 2: 09 February 2017

Time      Hall C: Internet of Things

1000-1100 hrs    From Unconnected Products to Connected Everything – How IoT is Transforming Business for Enterprises

1100-1115 hrs    Networking break

1115-1215 hrs    Moving Big Data to Fast Data and advanced analytics for accelerating IoT Growth

1215-1315 hrs    IoT at the Edge: Sensors & Technologies

1315-1400 hrs    Lunch

1400-1530 hrs    Industry 4.0: the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies

1530-1600 hrs    Impact of IoT on Lifestyle: Smart Homes

1600-1615 hrs    Networking break

1615-1715 hrs    Connected Healthcare: Moving from Illness to Wellness

Day 3: 10 February 2017

Time      Hall C: Internet of Things

1000-1130 hrs    Session: Impact of IoT on Lifestyle: Smart Homes

1130-1145 hrs    Networking break

1145-1315 hrs    Session: IoT trends in connected Transport

1315-1400 hrs    Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

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UK eHealth Week 2016

UK e-Health Week

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On the 19 and 20 of April more than 3,000 health and care professionals and 80 IT suppliers, will descend upon London’s Olympia for the second ever UK e-Health Week.

The conference will be bigger and better than ever before, bringing together the latest e-Health innovations with those who commission and implement as well as some exciting new streams specifically for those who use them on the frontline.

Featuring lively debates, practical solutions and best practice from the most senior technology and healthcare decision makers and experts, UK e-Health Week is the only healthcare IT event supported by NHS England, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and HIMSS. With the hottest topics spread across the two day show, from open source to integration and outcomes to efficiency, UK e-Health Week is the one show you simply cannot afford to miss next Spring.

Why attend

UK e-Health Week 2016 will be packed with different ways in which e-Health and IT can transform health and care. This is a unique opportunity to catch up with the latest innovations and ideas that are ready for you to put into practice now. You can find out more about these from the people who have developed them and the clinicians who use them.

Reasons to attend:

  • The biggest e-Health event in the UK
  • Hosted by the experts – the two largest professional organisations for e-health: BCS and HIMSS
  • Free for NHS Staff to attend
  • An exciting main stage programme with leading speakers
  • Speakers from around the world
  • The best content from HIMSS events globally
  • A busy programme of summits, speaking stages and conference sessions
  • Every aspect of e-health covered from back office systems to m-Health
  • Strong HealthTech presence

Who should attend

Value propositions for Key stakeholders at UK e-Health Week

Chief Information Officers, IT Directors and IT Managers

Unlike any other health IT event, UK e-Health Week not only brings together the traditional e-Health community but also a huge range of policy makers making key announcements that will directly impact IT in your organisation. UK e-Health Week unites the most diverse audience in healthcare IT in an unrivalled learning and networking opportunity that includes clinical leads, nurses and suppliers who come together to showcase, learn best practice and discuss key issues from the UK and beyond.

Improve your way of handling change management, information governance and clinical leadership issues and ensure that you are getting the best possible value out of your existing investments, as well as accessing the latest and most innovative IT solutions to give you invaluable information to support procurement decisions.

Finance Directors

At a time when budgets are under constant scrutiny, e-Health Week will showcase solutions that have been proven to demonstrate efficiency gains and return on investment. Those working in finance will get the opportunity to learn from the experiences of their peers and meet multiple suppliers all in one place.


Clinical leadership has never been more critical in ensuring healthcare professionals receive the right IT systems to enable them to provide the best possible care for patients. Clinicians play a significant role in ensuring systems are incorporated into clinical workflows to provide tangible benefits for staff and patients alike. UK e-Health Week will give clinicians an unrivalled opportunity to learn how to get the very best out of IT systems to improve patient outcomes, safety and efficiency.


UK e-Health Week will be the first and only event to ensure nurses truly have a voice in healthcare IT. With a dedicated NHS England Nursing plenary session, the programme will feature high level speakers as well as best practice examples of those working directly with technology on the front line, including community care. In addition, the plenary sessions will be part of a wider conference programme that draw upon the most topical issues in information and technology centred around improving patient safety and care.


Health IT is increasingly supporting managers in their quest to enhance patient care meanwhile improving performance. UK e-Health Week will address the key issues managers face in their everyday roles, from using information more intelligently to better inform the decisions around service redesign and resources, to using technology as an enabler to help meet local and central targets and reduce administrative tasks.

Integrated and Social Care Professionals

UK e-Health Week brings together care professionals from every setting to discuss, debate and share how they can work together more effectively and the technology and change management that is required to support that. With key sessions focused on the latest developments such as the Vanguard Sites and the regulatory and commissioning roadmap for interoperability by 2020 as well as lessons in integration from flagship organisations, e-Health Week will provide a unique opportunity to understand strategic perspectives and emerging thinking from across the UK.


With increasing responsibility for IT, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Clinical Support Units (CSUs) and those responsible for planning and procuring solutions and services for local health populations will find the support they need at UK e-Health Week to make the best possible decisions for their health economy. The conference programme will cover topical issues at the heart of the commissioning agenda including regulatory and commissioning roadmaps for interoperability by 2020, as well as how data is being used to shape and redesign services. UK e-Health Week is dedicated to exploring the benefits that technology can bring to healthcare – improving outcomes for patients and ensuring performance efficiency gains.


UK e-Health Week enables supplier -from start-ups to multi-national corporations – to showcase products and services to an audience of leaders in UK eHealth. Not only will your brand be seen amongst leading policy makers but UK e-Health Week will also ensure that you gain exposure and engage in conversation amongst current and prospective customers at a point in the year when fresh budgets have been allocated. In addition, the packed Open Stage conference programme will be back again to ensure you leave the event with everything you need to know about the ever-changing market place.


With more than a quarter of attendees at the show typically coming from organisations such as NHS England, UK e-Health Week will provide an exclusive opportunity to showcase innovative solutions to key decisions makers. Whether your aim is to take your product to market, get in front of more than 3,000 healthcare and IT professionals and influential budget holders. Or learn more about the opportunities and barriers in the healthcare IT industry, develop your product strategy or look for other innovative or established suppliers to partner with, UK e-Health Week will provide the best face-to-face exposure, networking and educational activities all in one central London location.


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Digital Health World Forum 2015

Digital Health World Forum

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Health. Care. Innovation

Technology is changing the face of health provision globally.  Innovative services and devices are enabling enhanced levels of care, increased efficiencies and lower costs. Government measures are directing innovation, and payers, providers and technology developers are creating new working models and a patient-centric approach.

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda with visionary speaker line-up, the Digital Health World Forum is a 1 day conference and exhibition for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for the health and care sector.

Make sure you are present on the 8th of December for THE health technology event of 2015.

2015 Digital Health World Forum Agenda

Understand the full power of technology in health and define strategies to take your organisation to the next level. Select your key focus area and attend a full stream or set your own agenda with a mix of attendance across all tracks.

Digital Health Keynote Theatre

09:00 – Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:10 – Vision for The Paperless NHS – Going Digital for an Enhanced Patient Experience

09:30 – Panel Discussion: How Can Technology Drive Patient Engagement and Deliver a Proactive Heath Service?

10:10 – Innovation at the Forefront of mHealth and Healthcare App Development

10:35 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

Data, Analytics and Security Theatre

11:30 – Data Privacy – Allaying Security Concerns that Prevent the Optimum Useage of Data

11:50 – Panel Discussion: Data Data Everywhere – But How is it Being Used?

12:20 – Using Data to Increase Wellbeing and Generate Patient Engagement

12:40 – Cross Sector Information Sharing for Direct Care

13:00 – Lunch

14:15 – Data Collection and Analysis in the Challenge to Overcome Obesity: Helping Health Change Study

14:35 – Transformation to Automated Processes – Have you Analysed the Difference It has Brought to Your Organisation?

14:55 – Panel Discussion: Improving Security, Privacy and Data Protection to Bridge the Gap Between Data and Patient Care

15:25 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

16:00 – Panel Discussion: Turning Wearables Data into Valuable Information

16:30 – Big Data for Population Health Management

16:50 – Cloud-Based Solutions for Secure Data Storage

17:10 – Panel Discussion: Why it Makes Sense to Store Electronic Patient Records and Health Data in the Cloud – Enabling Innovation, Mobility, Innovation and Access

17:40 – Close of Stream

mHealth & Apps

11:30 – Digital technologies – Igniting mHealth and Wearables

11:50 – Mobilising the Workforce for Enhanced Service and Cost-Efficiency

12:15 – How is Mobile Revolutionising Health and Care?

12:35 – Drivers and Obstacles to mHealth Adoption

13:00 – Lunch

14:15 – Panel Discussion: Regulating mHealth

14:45 – Developing the Business Model – Who will pay for mHealth Services?

15:05 – The Importance of Mobile in a Robust Community Care System

15:25 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

16:00 – Game-Changing – Increasing Consumer Adoption of Healthcare Apps – What will be the Next Killer Health App?

16:40 – Maximising Opportunities for mHealth

17:00 – Panel Discussion: mHealth – Revolutionising the Way Patients Receive Care

17:30 – Taking Wearable Devices from Fitness Fad to Healthcare Essential

17:50 – Close of Stream

The Digital Hospital Theatre

11:30 – EPR Evaluation: deployment scenarios, patient views, care provider opinions – what are the benefits and downfalls of EPR?

12:15 – The Transition to Paperless/Paper Light

12:35 – Interoperability Challenges – Bringing all the Data Together

13:00 – Lunch

14:15 – Are Clinicians Maximising the Benefits from EPR?

14:40 – Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap Between Clinicians and IT Department

15:25 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

16:00 – Improving Healthcare Delivery with High Level IT Systems

16:30 – Why OpenSource is the Way Forward for Technology in Healthcare

16:55 – Providing a Holistic View of Each Patient

17:20 – Close of Stream

Connected Care Theatre

11:30 – Digitising Primary Care – Moving to the Next Generation of Primary Care

11:50 – Panel Discussion: How are GPs Re-Shaping Primary Care Delivery?

12:20 – Evolving from Reactive Medical Business to Proactive Population Management

12:40 – Tools and support for Patient Empowerment

13:00 – Lunch

14:15 – Digital Technology for a Healthier Society

14:35 – Panel Discussion: Smart Home – Healthy Home. How are Hospital Visits Reduced by Smart Home Solutions

15:05 – Telemedicine Transforming Chronic Disease Management

15:25 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

16:00 – Using Telemedicine to Develop Patient Engagement

16:20 – Telemedicine : Win-Win for Patient and Hospital

16:40 – Seeing Patients as an Asset (Not Just a Cost)

17:00 – Engaging the Patient For a Proactive Rather Than Reactive Approach to Healthcare

17:20 – Close of Stream




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Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015

Health and Care Innovation Expo

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Health and Care Innovation Expo

Why attend

Expo is the most significant annual health and social care event in the calendar, uniting more NHS and care leaders, commissioners, clinicians, voluntary sector partners, innovators and media than any other health and care event.

In March 2014 Expo was re-launched, hosted for the first time by NHS England. Innovation Expo showcased innovations that have helped bring about change, renewal and improvement in the NHS and the wider health and care community. Attendees were inspired by what they saw and learnt.

At Health and Care Innovation Expo attendees can:

  • Be immersed in the latest thinking in health and care and hear from leading experts in transformation, innovation and health policy
  • Take effective innovative ideas back to their organisations and communities
  • Develop the tools they need to make changes to the commissioning and provision of services to provide the highest quality care and better outcomes for patients
  • Discover the latest technological innovations and how these are improving health and wellbeing
  • Experience and learn how to support NHS renewal and improvement
  • Explore how new approaches to patient participation are transforming commissioning
  • Learn more about integrated approaches to health and care
  • Build meaningful connections and grow their network

Expo 2014 highlights

Expo 2014 attendees immersed themselves in the latest thinking in health and care and heard from leading experts in transformation, innovation and health policy. The 2014 Health and Care Innovation Expo highlights included:

Speaker programme

Hundreds of speakers delivered an outstanding programme across the two days. The Community stage shared the latest insights from the health and care sectors, from voluntary services and from overseas. The Living Room stage brought together some surprising people to discuss and debate the issues of the moment in the Expo Uncut sessions.

Pop–up University

Everyone attending Expo was automatically enrolled in the pop-up university and built their own syllabus from a range of high quality seminars and workshops. The aim was to give people the knowledge and tools they need to make a positive change in their own organisation. Themes included commissioning for outcomes, widening care in the primary sector, future models for delivery, case studies from the North, living well for longer, leadership for change, House of Care.

Future Care Zone

This zone demonstrated how technology is improving patient care now and in the future, both in terms of self-management and in the way patients access health and care services. Real life settings – a living room, GP reception and consulting area, pharmacy and hospital, illustrated the patient journey and how services such as online appointment booking and electronic prescriptions support that journey

Digital Zone

This showcased the latest digital products aimed at improving the public’s experience, delivering excellent service to customers and empowering patients to manage their health and care. Attendees could explore and feedback on the new GP choice tool, finding the right care tool, symptom checkers and dementia chat service, and see how to transform patient pathways into a digital experience.  EgBot also made an appearance; an engaging animated character experiencing the new online world of health and care from the patient’s perspective.

Community Space

This area focused on how to unleash innovation and #peoplepowered approaches to improve health and wellbeing. Activities included conversations with patient leaders, people with lived experience, children and young people and specialist providers. There were opportunities to hear about the benefits of listening to patient voice and to find out how to work with local communities to transform health and tackle health inequalities. Additionally there was the chance to add your voice, perspective or feedback to the graffiti wall or visit the ‘values in action’ seed bank to plant a pledge, example or idea that you would like to see grow. A full schedule of conversations and discussion opportunities over the two days was posted on the community notice board at the entrance to the space.

Dementia Café #dementiacafe

The Dementia café gave delegates the opportunity to drop by, learn more about the work being done and participate in a range of interactive sessions/ presentations around dementia. This informal café replicates the Alzheimer’s initiative to run dementia cafés throughout the country. Presentations and regular Dementia Friends sessions took place throughout the day.

Entrepreneur Zone

This was a chance to experience over 30 of the most innovative approaches to healthcare IT. Demonstrations and debates in the Entrepreneur Zone included the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI) and Open Source Programme. There were presentations on how the recent CDMI refresh supports the NHS in benchmarking their progress to digital maturity and improving patient outcomes. Suppliers and Trusts involved in Open Source also presented updates.

Social Command Centre – A new way to hear your patient’s voice

The opportunity to open a digital window on patients’ needs, desires and views in real time with a Social Command Centre; giving people the chance to learn more about all the real-time untapped social data from their region, their patients, as well as their facilities.

NHS England at Expo

NHS England’s stand gave delegates the chance to experience live demonstrations of the House of Care tool. Colleagues from across the organisation, including national directors and programme leads, were available to discuss a range of issues.

The voluntary sector at Expo

The Health and Social care voluntary sector strategic partnership was highly visible at Expo. It currently consists of 22 voluntary sector organisations and consortiums with a reach of over 400,000 grassroots organisations. The partnership supports the voluntary and community sector to engage in improving health and care, works together to reduce health inequalities, and creates strategic relationships between the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England and the voluntary sector. They also do vital work to bring the voluntary sector voice into national policy making and implementation.

Be part of the NHS Change Day phenomenon

Every delegate who attended Expo had the chance to get involved in the Change Day movement as it attempted to get half a million people to pledge to make one small positive change to improve NHS services. There was a large NHS Change Day stand with the theme of Change Day Park incorporating a Speakers’ Corner where anyone could share their stories of change, as well as a live streaming session connecting with other pledgers around the country.

NHS England Excellence in Participation Awards

The first ever NHS England Excellence in Participation Awards were presented at Expo. They received over 200 nominations from patients, service users, carers, volunteers, members of the public and staff of health and care organisations. Categories included: Excellence in Public Participation, Individual Participation, Insight and Feedback and the People’s Awards.

Kate Granger Award

The inaugural Kate Granger Awards took place at Expo in partnership with NHS Employers. The awards recognise individuals or teams who deliver outstanding compassionate care. In particular, recipients demonstrated innovation, high-quality management and leadership; approaches that have a real impact and can be replicated in other organisations.

Camp Expo

Camp Expo was a place to meet like-minded people, share your success stories, the dilemmas you face at work and your dreams of improvement, a chance to meet contacts, be inspired and get moral support for your work for health care professionals. Camp Expo was an ‘unconference’ where delegates could bring their pitch and all they had to do to get involved is start talking or join-in with the other attendees.



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Digital Health Conference and Exhibition 2015

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Transforming Healthcare Service Delivery Harnessing Technology for Patient Benefit


The UK leads the world in many aspects of digital health thanks to its academic base, its visionary clinicians and policy makers, the private companies and public organisations active in the field, and the NHS which is responsible for commissioning and, in many cases, delivery of care services.

Healthcare, in common with other areas such as banking, travel and commerce, is being improved and transformed by the rapid growth and capability of telecommunications and information technologies. The e-healthcare revolution is now allowing clinicians, patients and their families to use laptops, tablet PCs and smart phones both to collect and retrieve information and to access support, ushering in the world of digital health.

Faced with increasing demands on healthcare systems, driven by higher expectations of their citizens, the rising burden of the long-term management of non-communicable diseases and ageing populations in need of care, many healthcare providers see that digital health offers a fresh approach to delivering healthcare.

Services such as telecare, telehealth and mobile healthcare all offer more efficient and effective healthcare delivery with the patient or service user at the core. These services are important to assisted living programmes that are increasingly necessary to support elderly and vulnerable people. Similarly, information systems, often described as eHealth, are increasingly holding large datasets which assist with clinical decision making, health service management and medical research.

Following a period of great change across the whole of the NHS, any initiative that reduces the patients’ need for interventions or, when still needed, reduce the requirement for a high value face-to-face contact between patients and healthcare professionals by incorporating technology into these interactions would be welcomed. So long as there are positive impacts upon both the patient experience and public finances, there will always to be a receptive audience. One example isDigital First (formerly Digital by default), a Department of Health initiative, which is about using technology in healthcare where it can deliver the same high standards in a way that is more flexible and convenient for patients, and at a lower cost.

Learning Outcomes

Rising healthcare inflation, an ageing population and increasing public expectations will soon make the current way of working in the healthcare system unaffordable. The NHS needs to change and move with the times by taking advantage of technologies widely used in other sectors. This means switching some face-to-face appointments to more convenient, lower cost alternatives, using digital technologies. 90% of all interactions in healthcare are face-to-face with the stark that every 1% reduction in face-to-face contact could save up to £200m.

The UK is a recognised world leader in healthcare with unrivalled experience and expertise in meeting the complex health demands of diverse populations. With an international reputation for excellence, the National Health Service (NHS) is at the forefront of healthcare delivery, research and training. It works in collaboration with commercial healthcare companies and academia to develop innovative, integrated, high-quality and cost-effective systems of care. Uniquely, the UK’s commercial healthcare sector has in-depth experience of working in partnership with the NHS in planning and delivering facilities, clinical services and deploying new technologies

Attendance at this conference will provide you with knowledge and skills that you can take back to your workplace to the benefit of yourself and your organisation and the wider health and care system, including:

  • Using technology in healthcare where it can deliver the same high standards in a way that is more flexible and convenient for patients
  • Reducing unnecessary face-to-face interaction so that appointments can be given to the people who really need or would prefer them.
  • Fitting in with people’s busy lives and delivering faster and more convenient services.
  • Improving patient choice and satisfaction levels and enhancing quality of care.
  • Helping to deliver efficiency gains by reducing face-to-face interaction.
  • Empowering patients to take control of their own healthcare needs and promoting self-care.
  • Improving collaboration across healthcare, social care and industry. 


The Conference will include morning and afternoon plenary sessions, as well as a number of seminar sessions and an opportunity to network amongst your peers and industry experts and leading solution providers

Key topics covered across the day will include Mental Health, Dementia, Diabetes and Integrating health and social care.


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mhealth Summit Europe

mHealth Summit Europe

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mHealth Summit Europe 2015

The mHealth Summit Europe will be back in 2015 as a part of eHealth Week in Riga, Latvia on 11-12 May. The Summit will be opening eHealth Week like no other event, providing international thought leadership on how we can fulfil the mHealth promise with a focus on “Energizing the mHealth Agenda in Europe”. The event addresses opportunities and challenges, as well as strategies for taking mHealth from pilots to true implementation. Some highly anticipated topics include:

  • mHealth and Big Data – how can we unite all patient data to accomplish personalized care?
  • mHealth in Europe – one size does not fit all?
  • Who apart from patients have interest in using mHealth?
  • Who should be driving and paying for mHealth?

This year, the second annual mHealth Summit Europe is taking place as part of eHealth Week, Europe’s largest pan-European conference: an all-encompassing event focusing on leadership and the continuum of care – healthcare from the home to the hospital. It is now more relevant than ever to bring these two events together, reflecting that mHealth and eHealth will be coming together in the near future. It is becoming a reality that as the Health IT market develops, mHealth will become an essential part of eHealth and they will both come hand in hand. This represents a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advances in health IT and how mHealth fits into the bigger picture.

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Medical Informatics World

Medical Informatics World 2015

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About the Conference

Held each year in Boston, Medical Informatics World connects more than 400 healthcare, biomedical science, health informatics, and IT leaders to navigate emerging trends and opportunities in the evolving industry. The event responds to the challenges in collaborating and maximizing the benefit of enabling technologies with inspiring plenary keynotes combined with focused expert-led presentations and discussions. Coverage includes population health management, predictive analytics, payer-provider-pharma data collaborations, patient care and engagement, mobile and wearable technologies, care delivery models, enterprise hospital information systems, clinical decision support, error and readmission reduction, and healthcare data security. The 2015 program features six conference tracks, two interactive dinner workshops and six plenary keynote presentations, providing attendees with the connections, tools and strategies for taking their research and care delivery to the next level.

2015 Concurrent Tracks

Population Health Management and Quality Improvement

Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare

Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and the Cloud

Building Enterprise Architecture and Hospital Information Systems

Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and Cloud

Amidst a diminishing supply of providers and escalating costs of healthcare, the call for new point-of-care testing, direct-to-consumer diagnostics, patient-centered devices and apps to support mobile healthcare and telemedicine has never been greater. These technologies offer clinicians decision support capabilities, healthcare systems a real-time data stream for population health management, and they offer providers, patients and payers the chance to improve the outcome of care for less expense. Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Clinical Informatics News’ “Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and the Cloud: Achieving the Triple Aim with Mobile Tech, POC Devices, Wearables and Telemedicine,” taking place May 4-5, 2015 at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA, will bring together technology developers, clinicians, researchers, payers and innovators in mobile health and telehealth for key discussions on the development and utilization of mobile tech to improve healthcare.

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MobCon Digital Health

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MobCon Digital Health will zero in on advances in technology impacting health, wellness and business. This first of its kind conference will feature presentations by the top minds in digital health, 5 educational tracks, exhibits, tech demos, unparalleled networking opportunities and more.

MobCon Digital Health Conference Tracks

Future of Digital Health

Tap into the leading innovators who connect vision with application to explain how the future of healthcare will be forever redefined using technology. Learn the essential elements of the digital health revolution and how the industry is poised for explosive change in delivering health and wellness.

Regulatory and Legal Compliance

An in-depth look at privacy rules, compliance and regulatory pathways as they pertain to health technologies. Learn the best practices for navigating regulation, from device classification to post-market surveillance, in order to gain regulatory clearance.

The Power of the Data

The future of medicine lies in big data analytics. Industry leaders will reveal new approaches for combining disparate data silos into a rich source of information that provides a 360-degree view of the patient, resulting in a better way to identify risk factors, improve diagnosis and ultimately reduce costs.

From Sensors to Mobile

Wearable sensors, ingestible sensors, wireless medical devices, mobile medical apps: The innovative realm of wireless health will be evaluated for usability, accessibility to data, clinical outcomes, healthcare value and how it can impact the patient-to-physician experience.

Digital Health as a Business

A comprehensive look at the business side of digital health, including recent successes and failures, and the complex financial, legislative and competitive pressures for everyone from entrepreneurs to large medical corporations.



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