This week, BJ-HC spoke to Richard Corbridge, Health Service Executive CIO) and CEO)of eHealth Ireland, about his new role as CIO of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, set to start later this autumn, and advances in the Irish digital health agenda
UK e-Health Week is the only e-health conference with NHS Digital and NHS England acting as major contributors to the programme.
In 2017, both organisations led streams focused on transformation of health and care through IT and data analytics.
NHS Digital is the driving force of transformation in the NHS through data, information analytics and new digital technologies.
NHS Digital’s stand
NHS Digital’s theatre programme explored the themes of engagement and empowerment, from how patients can access and embrace digital solutions, to how local care organisations can engage with the national drive towards a paperless service in a way that offers the biggest benefit for bespoke populations.
Speakers include Rafael Sorribas: Clinical Lead, Health Apps, Uptake and Wearables and Personal Health Record Programmes, NHS Digital and Eve Roodhouse, Programme Director, Implementation, Adoption and Uptake, NHS Digital.
Nursing informatics stream
NHS Digital hosted a stream dedicated to the nursing profession, including inspiring workshops about the power of information and technology to enable smarter, safer working and providing modern opportunities to meet patient needs.
Speakers included Anne Cooper, Chief Nurse, NHS Digital, Deborah El-Sayed, Acting Director Digital and Multi Channel, NHS England and Rachel Murphy, Digital Delivery Director, NHS Digital.
NHS Digital held over 20 engaging and informative tutorials, tech talks and practical demonstrations across both days of UK e-Health Week.
Digital drop in
For delegates wanting to know more about NHS Digital, NHS Digital offered drop in sessions on their highly engaging stand. Colleagues were on hand to talk to delegates about their products and services, and offered advice on how organisations can help design frontline health and care.
UK e-Health Week 2017 came at an important time for delivering the next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, which is was reflected in NHS England's programme across both days of the show.
On the main stage, delegates heard from senior NHS England leaders including Matthew Swindells, National Director: Operations and Information, Keith McNeil, NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer Health and Social Care, Will Smart, NHS Chief Information Officer, Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience and and Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer.
Juliet Bauer also hosted a theatre session about building a better digital experience for patients and the public and Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy, led a workshop about the Global Exemplar programme, exploring the what digital maturity in the NHS looks like.