Open Source – An Engine of Innovation in Healthcare?

Open source becomes a hot topic when deciding which software to use for storing and accessing data. Tune in to listen from Malcolm Senior, Director of informatics at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Peter Coates, IDCR Open Source Programme Manager at NHS England and Martin Wilson, CCIO, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust who discuss the benefits of using open source and the questionnaires discussed if open source is a proper innovation for healthcare throughout the communities. 

Data Analytics for Big Improvements – data mining and prediction to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs

Why is big data not working in the NHS? David Dowing, Director of Health with SAS will uncover what big data means in the commercial world and in other health geographies where there is progress with big data techniques and highlight case studies where big data has been used in health, both in UK and across the world.  In a provocative style he will challenge you on how to treat a population, everyone at once at individual patient level at the same time. He will unravel how big data can help you gain control in an integration project of unknown changes by using the power of data mining. 
Can big data deliver best patient outcome at a low cost? Tune in to find out!

Clinical Informatics Leadership

Dr Paul Upton, Director of Transformation & Acting CCIO, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trusts is stressing the importance of a strong leadership team and how to get strategic support from the board though a series of mini case study examples.  With over 15minutes allocated for Q&A, the audience expands on the case studies by asking key questions on tactical and strategic actions.

Leading the Transformation that the Use of Advanced Health IT can Bring to Value and Quality in Healthcare Systems

Throughout the transformation of technology, consumers are expecting to have an increasing amount of access to medical information. Dr. Charles Gutteridge, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Barts Health NHS Trust believes patients should have control over their health records and be able to access it at anytime. He stresses the importance of having one health care system with a single IT system where health records are accessible throughout the country. And in doing so, health records should provide visuals to help patients better understand the medical situation. 
Ensuring Protection of Patient Records – An Interview with Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ensuring Protection of Patient Records – An Interview with Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nigel Hall, Head of IT and infrastructure, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talks to the Healthcare IT Exchange about implementation of the Safend Data Protection Suite which ensures protection of patient records, plus we hear Nigel’s opinions on the current vendor offerings in the market.

CSU Case Study: Engaging with the GP Community on IT and Business Intelligence Delivery

Hear direct from a CSU in this presentation where Henry Wilson, Director of Informatics, South London Commissioning Support Unit, focusses on the approach South London CSU has taken during the past 12 months to engage GPs in development and delivery of IT solutions and Business Intelligence, including Risk Stratification and Urgent Care Dashboards.

Digital Transformation: Catering to the Needs of Employees and Patients

Purchasing the right systems plays a key role when determining digital transformation within an organization. Dr. Paul Upton, Director of Transformation & Acting CCIO at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trusts discusses their new online service where patients are able to complete their preoperative assessment online before attending their appointment. When investing in technology, it is important to test if the device fits certain needs, is secure, and will help smooth the work flow. 

Clinically Led: Developing and Improving the EPR System at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Software tends to fail when it doesn’t cater to the users’ needs. Richard Slater, Consultant General Surgeon and Clinical Lead Health Informatics, at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust shares his company’s’ story as they underwent a change where clinicians’ values were incorporated into the new software as well as the IT department’s status went from being in the outside of the structure to being the center. The restructuring of the organization and software doesn’t stop here; the Trust is constantly developing projects that will help better the service provided to patients. 

Investing in Technology in the Digital Era

In the Digital Era, many companies believe they are require to digitally transform their company to keep update with consumers, however, according to Jackie Stephen, Head of IM&T at NHS Borders, she explains how patients with mobility access has developed a solution to  less hospital visitations, while being treated for their medical situation. 

Mobility a Necessity for Clinical Engagement

As the Digital Era is rising, it is imperative that hospitals are up to date with technology especially if there is a chance of reducing risks. Dr. Mike Fisher, CCIO of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, stresses how mobile devices are not an option, it is a necessity. 

How Clinical Engagement with IT has allowed Alternative Funding of Clinical Systems

The Director of IM&T at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust highlights the success of their electronic patient record system that is interactive and enables access to an average of 28.000 records every day.  Mark will share how they were able to set this up successfully with funding from the trusts clinical directorates’ budgets as well as insights into the strategic plan for integrated care within the city of Salford. The Q&A will reveal some of the tactical steps that have been undertaken to ensure efficient and effective integration across social care, mental health, primary and secondary health organisations.

Heath and Social Care information Centre Director of IT Shares Insights on Top Priorities for 2014

Watch this interview with George Hope, Director of IT at the Heath and Social Care information Centre to discover more about the multi-million pound information sharing challenge fund. You can also hear how George is overcoming their key challenges in 2014, plus his thoughts on the vendor community and the future of technology.

Driving Interoperability and Data Sharing: A View from the CCIO of NHS Cumbria

Dr. William Lumb who is CCIO for NHS Cumbria and GP for three days a week, speaks to the Healthcare IT Exchange about the current projects he is working on and his key responsibilities in his role as CCIO.

William describes their strategy for interoperability and what stage they have reached: for example, for 98% of patients in Cumbria, a meaningful extract of their GP records is available to them out of hours, so this project is complete. Now they are using the same technology to move this to other areas. He also explains why he faces challenges in the areas of politics, the reorganisation of the NHS and getting the clinicians to understand that the data should be shared. William moves on to share his insights into IT security issues they face.

Mobility, a Blessing or a Curse?

With the fast past digital transformations it is a no brainer when it comes to mobilising health care technology. Eddie Olla, CIO of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust stated that mobility has increased productivity with faster access to information. However, this mobility movement may cause risks when maintaining patients’ data. 

Virtual Integrations and Mobility

Methods of virtualization allow doctors to access information from any computer whether being in the network or not. This allows the server user to be more efficient and productive when catering to the patients. Due to an increasing number of people wanting healthcare access from home, mobilising is a must to catering to the customers’ needs. Hear from Stephen Stewart, Assistant Director of Technology and Telecommunications, Southern Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.