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Digital Transformation:
What does success look like? And how do we get there?


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Tuesday 14 May 2019


Morning and Afternoon: Digital Insights Hospital tour - Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

See technology in action in real workflows, directly from the people living it day to day. They will show functional examples of what digital maturity looks like on the ward and in the Salford Experience Centre.

19:00 - 22:00 Evening: Welcome Networking Dinner

Meet your peers, speak with leaders, build your network and perhaps meet a mentor all over a lovely full course dinner.

Dress code: Business Casual





Wednesday 15 May 2019

Educational Summit

08:00 - 09:00
Coffee and registration
09:00 - 10:30
Digital Transformation – What Does Success Looks Like?

Welcoming remarks:
Bruce Steinberg, Executive Vice President, HIMSS International

Opening keynote:
Drawing from digital exemplars, this session provides a vision from the top of digital transformation: the national directives, the alignment with local objectives and strategies, but also the challenges and how to overcome them.
Moderator: James Hawkins, Director of Strategy, NHS Digital
Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England
Dr. Ana Rafaela Prado, Chief Medical Information Officer, EMRAM Stage 7 Cascais Hospital, Portugal
Ben Bridgewater, CEO, Health Innovation Manchester

10:30 - 11:00
Maturity Models - Roadmaps toward Digital Excellence

‘’We will use digital maturity models such as HIMSS’ to increase the efficiency and safety gains of a fully digitised healthcare service for all hospitals.’’, stated Matt Hancock in his policy paper ‘’The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care’’. Maturity models such as EMRAM are not just assessment tools. This session will demonstrate how they can provide a roadmap for those committed to drive their organizations toward digital excellence.
John Rayner, Regional Director - Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics, UK
Maturity Models Improving Clinical Outcomes
Lindsey Cole, Senior Clinician & Strategist, Ideal Health

11:00 - 11:30
Networking break
11:30 - 12:30
CxO Dialogue: Digital Transformation: Priorities, Leadership, Stakeholders

A highly participative session, the HIMSS CxO Dialogue uses an open discussion format to engage the entire audience in sharing experiences and best practices, and identifying challenges and how to overcome them together.
Facilitator/Discussion leader(s):
Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS

12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
EMRAM, DM Live Assessment and Poll

Wondering where your organization is on the HIMSS EMRAM scale? And how you compare with the rest of the care providers in the room? Although it will not provide a full and certified assessment, this interactive and playful session will give you an indication of where you are on the digital maturity roadmap and give you concrete indications on where you need to concentrate your efforts in order to drive your organization toward digital excellence.
John Rayner, Regional Director - Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics, UK

14:30 - 15:00
DM Checkpoint: e-Prescribing & Medicines Administration (ePMA)

Case study and Q&A with the audience.
Another important step on the road to digital maturity is the implementation of CPOE and e-Prescribing. This session proposes a checkpoint on the topic with a concrete case study and practical lessons learned.
Dr. Ana Rafaela Prado, Chief Medical Information Officer, EMRAM Stage 7 Cascais Hospital, Portugal
John Rayner, Regional Director - Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics, UK

15:00 - 16:00
Panel discussion and best practice forum: Opening Up EHRs and Innovation: Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices

Opening EHR and innovation to working with startups has been on NHS England’s agenda and on the radar of many care provider organizations. At the same time hospitals and startups seem to live in very different world where the rules of engagement are not always very clear. So how do you navigate the jungle of digital health solutions, evaluate solutions and engage with entrepreneurs. This panel, followed by a best practice forum (open conversation with the audience) will provide real-world answers to real-world questions.
Introduction and moderation: Dr. Jim Ritchie, dCCIO, Salford NHS Trust
Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA, United Kingdom
Evandro Garcia, Global EMR Business Development Leader, Philips, The Netherlands
Daniel Zamora, Commercial Programme Manager, Health 2.0 Manchester Chapter Lead, United Kingdom

16:00 - 16:20
Closing keynote: Digital Public Health - Augmenting what we do now to get more traction

Michael Ekpe, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Public Health England

16:20 - 16:30
Where do we go from here?

These closing remarks will at the same time summarize highlights and lessons learned and decide with the audience on the focus of the next HIMSS DM Series.
Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS

16:30 - 18:00
Networking reception