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UK e-Health Week

UK e-Health Week

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UK e-Health Week

A world-class learning and networking opportunity will come to London’s Olympia this March bringing together the latest e-Health innovations with those who commission, implement and use them on the frontline.Featuring lively pre-election debates, practical solutions and best practice from the most senior technology and healthcare decision makers and experts, including Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt and Simon Stevens, UK e-Health Week is the only healthcare IT event supported by NHS England, British Computing Society and HIMSS UK.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.


UK e-Health Week 2015 includes a range of different events in one location at Olympia. These include the Open Stage with a world leading speaker programme right in the heart of the event on the main exhibitor floor.

The HC2015 Conference offers extended learning sessions so delegates can get into the detail of e-Health and hear from experts. HIMSS are bringing their m-Health Summit to the UK for the first time and the HIMSS UK Annual Innovation Conference will showcase the latest advances. NHS England Patients will run a two day programme with partners in their plenary room and the Executive Leadership Summit will bring senior e-Health leaders and internationally renowned speakers together to tackle the challenges of the future of health and care.

An exciting fringe programme will provide delegates with a full programme of early morning and evening events.

Why attend

UK e-Health Week 2015 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
  • An important time for healthcare close to the General Election
  • Speakers from around the world
  • The best content from HIMSS events globally
  • A busy programme of summits, speaking stages and conference sessions
  • Hear from two ex-health ministers and senior NHS England leaders
  • Interactive panel sessions discussing the controversial and topical issues from transparency to Care.data
  • Every aspect of e-health covered from back office systems to m-Health
  • An exciting fringe programme
  •  Strong HealthTech presence

Who Should Attend

UK e-Health Week 2015 will bring together those involved in every aspect of e-Health in the biggest event of its kind in the UK.

  • Director and heads of IM&T and ICT
  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIOs)
  • Healthcare IT project managers
  • Healthcare systems managers Information security directors
  • Heads of information governance
  • Information security directors
  • Senior Nurses
  • GPs
  • Community Nurses
  • Medical Directors
  • Clinical Directors
  • NHS Trust Chief Executives
  • CCG Board members
  • AHSN Board members
  • Health and Wellbeing Board members
  • Healthcare Managers
  • Data Centre Managers
  • Heads of Commissioning
  • Finance Directors
  • Telecare Project Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investment community


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Health records on your own Facebook-style page

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AN ambitious hi-tech £11m plan to allow any doctor or nurse to access a patient’s information from anywhere in the country is being launched by Islington health chiefs.

Patients will have their own Facebook-style  health records page or app, detailing all of their information, which they will be able to invite other people to look at from anywhere from “Cornwall to Scotland”.

eCulture Thoughts on Electronic Health Records

As a proposed solution eCulture certainly thinks it is a good way to go in so far as providing a patient consent based interface solution. The key will be however in what platform they build this to integrate with from an existing social network perspective. Or if they decide to establish their own, what additional functionality they would proposed to include beyond that concerning health to keep prospective clients engaged.

Electronic Health RecordOther fundamental aspects of concern, build out of the core infrastructures, taking into account the information governance and cyber security requirements, with the need to build in capacity for growth, this is not cheap, even from a start-up perspective.

Opting for a predominantly open source approach will keep costs down, but there will always be an associated cost incurred on a user by user basis some from commercial off the shelf (COTS) technologies, that cannot be displaced by open source alternatives and, subject to what functionality is provided associated increases in platform costs.


There is potential to offer certain services to clients on a subscription basis to cover this, but this is most easily addressed when the offering is from a commercial third party, not so easily implemented when the solution is being offered from an NHS body?

Affiliate revenues are another potential but considerable care and attention in how this is achieved has to be taken, i.e. if the solution is going to have in time an advertising affiliate revenue based model, then great care has to be taken in what is advertised, again more so if it is presented as an “NHS” solution.

Perhaps the business case at the end of the day can justify the investment and running costs be met by central government, on the basis of strong returns on investment achieved.

Information Governance 

When they launch it will be interesting to see what fair processing notice comes with the launch, if it is developed correctly with the right approach in terms of implementing a patient consent / data access assurance model then the notice becomes much less of an issue.

It’s all doable so one to watch for sure….

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