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Kings Fund Digital Health and Care Congress 2017

Digital Health and Care Congress 2017

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Digital Health and Care Congress focuses on digitisation being the essential tool for meeting the needs of patients, their families, healthcare professionals, and the entire nation – in short, to improve the way care is delivered in the NHS. With a renewed national focus on technology and data, join us at this two-day event to hear the latest policies and learn from local case studies showcasing best practice from around the country.

Why Attend

You’ll network with more than 500 delegates, including health and social care professionals, commissioners, researchers, innovators, and policy makers, all interested in the implementation of digital health in the NHS and other health and care systems. With a thriving exhibition, and a choice of practical workshops, you’ll see how the latest innovations in digital health, mobile health, telehealth and telecare are being used to:

  • transform how patients engage with services
  • drive improvements in efficiency and care co-ordination
  • help people manage their health and wellbeing.

Digital Health and Care Congress Agenda

Day 1

8.30am: Registration, exhibition and networking – Breakfast workshop

Session one: Opening plenary

10.00am: Welcome and introduction

  • Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund

10.05am: Keynote address

  • Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Technology, NHS Digital

10.30am: Results from the Independent Patient Data Taskforce – Hear how this new taskforce will build on the work of the Caldicott review, helping to develop a framework for clear and transparent discussions with the public, patients and healthcare professionals about how data can be used to improve health.

  • Nicola Perrin, Head of Policy, Wellcome Trust, and Lead, Independent Patient Data Taskforce

10.50am: Keynote

  • Speaker to be announced soon.

11.00am: Questions and discussion

11.15am: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session two: Breakouts

Delegates can choose to attend any of the following sessions:

  • T2A: Exploring place-based personal health records
  • T2B: Apps enabling citizens to take an active role in their health and care
  • T2C: Using telemedicine to extend the reach of clinical expertise
  • T2D: Releasing nursing time to care, enabled by technology

1.00pm: Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Breakouts

Delegates can choose to attend any of the following sessions:

  • T3A: Sharing information to transform and improve services
  • T3B: Using apps to share health information with specific audiences
  • T3C: Using digital platforms to provide information and triage services

3.15pm: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session four: Supporting integration of health and social care through technology

3.45pm: Welcome back

  • Tom Derwood, Director of Provider Support and Integration, NHS Digital

3.50pm: Keynote address

Hear some of the work being done to support integration of health and social care services through technology, the challenges of incorporating person-centred technology solutions into health, housing and care services and the recommendations of the TSA paper, Putting people first: commissioning for connected care, homes and communities.

  • Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

4.10pm: DataWell: The DataWell Exchange Platform: Promoting Connected Healthcare for the Devolved Greater Manchester Health and Social Care System

Gain an understanding of how a federated approach to the sharing of patient records has been implemented in Greater Manchester to support their devolved health and social care system, integrating health and social care data and analytics.

Explore how DataWell has addressed concerns about interoperability, diversity of NHS and social care systems, data ownership and transparency.

  • Dr Sarah Thew, Innovation and User Experience Manager, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network

4.30pm: Questions and discussion

4.50pm: Closing comments

5.00pm: Close of day

5.15pm: Drinks reception

Day 2

8.30am: Registration, exhibition and networking – Breakfast workshop

Session one: Lessons from the vanguards and test beds programme

10.00am: Welcome and introduction

  • Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund

10.10am: At the digital vanguard: place-based digital health

Unpick how new care models are applying technology and building the digital health ecosystem. Learn from examples of digital health initiatives across vanguard sites that illustrate the challenges, successes and learning from programmes that have been seeking to embed digital at the core of service transformation.

  • Andrew Fenton, Associate Director, Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

10.30am: Panel session: Lessons from the test beds

  1. What lessons can you share from the methodologies you’re using e.g. Rapid testing cycles?
  2. What are the particular challenges in the health and care sector?
  3. How can the NHS collaborate with the tech sector?
  4. What lessons are there around procurement for digital health and care projects?
  5. How can we best engage with patients around data?
  • Glyn Jones, Innovation and Spread Lead for the Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance NHS England Test Bed, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Elizabeth Dymond, Project Lead, West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • Steven Haigh, Director of Primary Care Sheffield and Programme Director for the Perfect Patient Pathway
  • Dr Helen Rostill, Project Lead Director, Surrey Dementia Test Bed Project
  • Dr Ramin Nilforooshan, Clinical Lead, Surrey Dementia Test Bed Project
  • John Craig, Chief Executive, Care City Test Bed
  • Claire Stidston, Programme Lead, Care City Test Bed.

11.00am: Questions and discussion

11.15am: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session two: Breakouts

Delegates can choose to attend any one of the following sessions:

  • W2A: Improving data sharing and interoperability across the health and social care economy
  • W2B: Platforms to facilitate patient involvement, feedback and choice
  • W2C: Digital solutions to support access and productivity in acute care

1.00pm: Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Breakouts

Delegates can choose to attend any one of the following sessions:

  • W3A: Technology to support self-care
  • W3B: Websites and platforms to facilitate self-care and joint decision making
  • W3C: Demonstrating benefits and productivity

3.15pm: Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session four: Closing plenary

3.45pm: Welcome back

3.50pm: Reinvigorating the Rangoon General Hospital

Hear about the renovation of the largest hospital in Burma, including building an effective medical records system so that patient needs and clinical practice can be supported from admission to the patient’s return to the community.

  • Dr Michael Marett-Crosby, Trustee, The Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Charitable Trust, Burma

4.10pm: Business-as-usual video call access to government health care services at scale

Learn about a collaboration between the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare and Healthdirect Australia, with the aim of enabling citizen video call access to the primary care and specialist appointments. The model is being piloted in 50 health care settings and includes research being undertaken by the University of Edinburgh around the use of video consultations in primary care.

  • Chris Ryan, Video Consulting Program Director, Healthdirect Australia
  • Professor James Ferguson, National Clinical Lead, Scottish Centre for TeleHealth

4.30pm Questions and discussion

4.50pm Closing comments

5:00pm Close of conference


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Digital Healthcare 2017

Digital Healthcare

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Digital Healthcare 2017

Digital Healthcare‘s innovative conference programme will explore the latest digital technologies shaping healthcare transformation and interactive case studies to showcase their practical implementation. The conference platform enhances shared learning opportunities for the full healthcare decision making team – from CIOs and CCIOs to implementation teams and system users. Delegates can choose from a variety of speaker sessions relating to the key challenges, get insight into areas of change and development and discover how their peers both in the UK and abroad have tackled digital transformation across the sector.


Keith McNeil, CCIO and Will Smart, CIO from NHS England will open conference proceedings, sharing their views on the growing importance of the roles of the CIO and the CCIO, highlighting key initiatives in the NHS that are really making a difference, and delivering their perspective on the major challenges as we move towards Paperless 2020.

The speaker faculty are experts in their field, who come to the event to share their real life experiences and give practical examples of how they have approached and delivered transformation.

Speakers include:

  • Ian Trenholm CEO of the NHS Blood and Transfusion Service on how new technology has been enlisted to transform the service
  • Joanna Smith CIO from Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust about her role as an innovative disruptor
  • Mahiben Maruthappu, founder of the Innovation Accelerator, talks about the key sector trends and the shares the latest news on the Innovation and Technology Tariff
  • Indi Singh, Head of Architecture at NHS England, gives insight into the current challenges facing the development of a truly interoperable service within the NHS and beyond.




  • Understand how health and care services can be delivered with a patient centred focus and in a
    more streamlined way, and how interoperability is the key supporting this transformation of services.


  • See case studies and receive insight into how your peers in the healthcare and other sectors have transformed
    services through the adoption of digitisation. We will be holding Exemplar Panel discussions, where you can hear from
    experts who have planned and implemented new care models and structures.


  • Learn how the interpretation of data can assist in streamlining health and care services, highlighting those
    patients most at risk, reduce attendance levels at A&E, improve efficiencies and much more.


  • Rise to the challenge of building a robust and secure architecture through which to deliver a
    transformed service.


  • Hear about advances in remote healthcare – IoT, wearables, telecare and telehealth, artificial intelligence,
    robotics and personalised medicine – all get a lot of media attention, but what does it really mean for heath and care services?



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The Medical Futurist

Healthcare Technologies Shaping the Future of Medicine

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Healthcare technologies that have potential to really shape the way medicine and healthcare is practiced and delivered is explored  by Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD, The Medical Futurist, author, keynote speaker, geek doctor with PhD in genomics, science fiction fanatic who shares  his thoughts on his favorite technologies in this video.

More from Dr Mesko can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/medicalfuturist/featured



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