International Digital Health and Care Congress

Improving health through the use of technology
Date: 
1012 Sep 2014
Venue: 
The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN
Event type: 
Three-day congress

About this event

About this event

What is the future for health and social care?

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

The congress is now in it's fourth year and it regularly sells out, attracting more than 500 international delegates who come to hear about the design and application of new technologies; to share experiences; and to showcase new ideas, new research and new innovations in digital health, mobile health, telehealth and telecare.

Register today and join us in September in London.

Congress topics

  • Sustaining independence as people age.
  • Preventing and managing chronic illness effectively.
  • Supporting people with mental health issues.
  • Digitally enabling service transformation.
  • Innovations in technology.

Attendees

We have an excellent mix of delegates attending from NHS trusts; clinical commissioning groups; local authorities; commercial and voluntary sector organisations; technology providers; start-ups; universities; and international health and care providers.

For a clearer idea of who's attending, download a sample list of attendees..

Congress format

The congress will cover 3 days:

Wednesday 10 September 2014

A pre-congress seminar looking at the latest research and evaluation methodologies and considerations aimed at academics. This is a standalone event for academics and others involved in the evaluation of digital health and care programmes who may not necessarily attend the full congress.

Thursday 11 September and Friday 12 September 2014

Both days will have plenary sessions and breakouts focusing on the advancements and benefits of digital health and care aimed at NHS and local authority commissioners and long-term conditions clinical leads, programme leads and commercial and third sector providers as well as residential and domestic care managers.

Top 5 reasons to attend

Interview with George Crooks

Interview with George CrooksWe speak to George Crooks OBE, Medical Director, NHS 24 and the Scottish Ambulance Services, and member of the congress scientific committee, about the potential for digital health to break through to the mainstream. 

Read the interview: Embracing a digital future for health

Speakers

The following speakers will feature in the plenary sessions:

Paul Rice

Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England

Paul will speak about how the NHS is embracing technology. This presentation will feature examples of some of the products and processes that NHS England is currently working on. These include the Open Source Programme which is delivering digital solutions, such as Electronic Health Records, to the care community, and the Integrated Digital Care Fund, which is supporting the effective delivery of digital health projects.

(Day two: Thursday 11 September)

Ray Hammond

Futurologist, author of The World in 2030

Ray, Europe's most experienced futurist, will close the congress on day three. He will take delegates on a journey into the future and make us consider just how much technology will have an impact on our health care. An inspiring speaker, who regularly gives keynote speeches for the world's major companies, governments and NGOs, Ray promises to be one of the highlights of the congress.

(Day three: Friday 12 September)

Dr Ali Parsa

Founder and Chief Executive, babylon

Ali will outline how babylon's new app is changing the way people access health care services. He will explain how the app lets you book virtual GP consultations with professional clinicians; monitor symptoms and receive prescriptions; and what apps like this mean for the future of health care delivery.

(Day three: Friday 12 September)

Dr Kathleen Frisbee

Co-Director, Connected Health (Program Director), The Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America

Kathleen will talk about work that The Department of Veterans Affairs has done in assessing the impact of mobile health apps and predicting mobile health app use.

(Day two: Thursday 11 September)

John Stewart and Cathy Hassell

Director of the Quality Framework, NHS England; Programme Head Technology Enabled Care Services, NHS England

John and Cathy will talk about NHS England's Technology Enabled Care Services programme.

(Day two: Thursday 11 September)

Jonathan Field and Dave Newell

Partner at Back2Health & Chair Pain Faculty, Royal College of Chiropractors; Director of Research, Anglo European College of Chiropractic

Jonathan and Dave will introduce a web-based Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) collection system for monitoring and service evaluation in musculoskeletal patients.

(Day one: Wednesday 10 September)

Modesto Sierra Callau

Innovation and new Technologies Department, Barbastro's Hospital, Spain

Modesto will present lessons from the European SmartCare project on how technology is supporting integrated care.

About the SmartCare project:

The SmartCare project will formalise two care pathways and support their implementation and piloting in ten European regions. The individual pathway steps are described in local care plans which make use of modern ICT tools to allow health and social care professionals to deliver the best possible care to citizens and patients.

(Day two: Thursday 11 September)

Maximillian Johnston

Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London 

Maximillian will present a project that has looked at the innovation of communication technology to improve information transfer during handover.

(Day one: Wednesday 10 September)

Dr Miren David

Researcher. Kronikgune, International Center for the Research of Chronicity

Presentation title: Assessing the organizational change towards care coordination and telehealth. Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) Programme: Example of the Basque Region

(Day one: Wednesday 10 September)

Edurne Alonso Morán

Biostatician Researcher, Collaborative Research of Osatek, SA, Public Society of the Basque Government

Presentation title: The relationship between activities of daily living and multimorbidity. A view from telecare

(Day one: Wednesday 10 September)

Iben Fasterholdt

PhD-student, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark

Presentation title: Early forecasting of expected return of new innovative medical technologies in hospitals. Study case: telemedicine patient briefcase

(Day one: Wednesday 10 September)

Dr Sarah Elison

Head of Research, Breaking Free Online

Presentation title: Using the Medical Research Council (MRC) Effectiveness Research Framework to Evaluate Computer Assisted Therapy (CAT) for 'Dual Diagnosis'- Breaking Free Online

(Day one: Wednesday 10 September)

Hazel Harper and Marilyn McGee-Lennon

Assisted Living Innovation Platform Leader, Technology Strategy Board; Lead Research Scientist, dallas programme

Hazel and Marilyn will present lessons from the dallas (delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) programme and talk about how the programme is driving sustainable transformational change.

(Day two: Thursday 11 September)

Sian Jones

Head of Service Improvement, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group; Service Development Director, Safe Patient Systems

Sian will be exploring the large scale implementation of telehealth monitoring in Brisol.

(Day two: Thursday 11 September)

Dan Bladon and Kash Mahmood

Co-Founder, Design and Prosper; Director of Digital and Healthcare Technology, Alliance Boots

Dan and Kash will be joining us for a panel session on Friday morning to discuss how personal health monitoring is changing the health landscape, and how we can change the system to allow for a person-centred model.

(Day three: Friday 12 September)

Day 1

Wednesday 10 September 2014

1.00pm: Registration and lunch

Session one

2.00pm: Welcome and introduction
Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care, and Senior Associate, The King's Fund

2.10pm: A web-based Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) collection system for monitoring and service evaluation in musculoskeletal patients: Care Response
Jonathan Field, Partner at Back2Health & Chair Pain Faculty, Royal College of Chiropractors
Dave Newell, Director of Research, Anglo European College of Chiropractic

2.30pm: Innovation of communication technology to improve information transfer during handover
Maximilian J Johnston, Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London 

2.50pm: Questions and discussion

3.10pm: Refreshment break and networking

Session two

3.40pm: Welcome back
Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care, and Senior Associate, The King's Fund

3.50pm: Assessing the organisational change towards care coordination and telehealth – Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) Programme: example from the Basque region
Dr Miren David, Researcher. Kronikgune, International Center for the Research of Chronicity

4.10pm: The relationship between activities of daily living and multimorbidity – a view from telecare
Edurne Alonso Morán, Biostatician Researcher, Collaborative Research of Osatek, SA, Public Society of the Basque Government

4.30pm: A novel model for early forecasting of expected return of new innovative medical technologies in hospital – case study: telemedicine patient briefcase
Iben Fasterholdt, PhD-student, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark

4.50pm: Using the Medical Research Council (MRC) Effectiveness Research Framework to evaluate Computer Assisted Therapy (CAT) for 'Dual Diagnosis' – Breaking Free online
Dr Sarah Elison, Head of Research, Breaking Free Online

5.20pm: Closing comments
Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care and Senior Associate, The King's Fund

5.25pm: Close of day one

Day 2

Thursday 11 September 2014

8.00am: Registration, exhibition and refreshments

Breakfast workshop

8.15-9.00am: Ageing Well: using technology to support people as they age

Global health systems continue to grapple with the demands of a rapidly ageing population and the rise in long-term conditions.

Hospital A&E admissions continue to rise, bed occupancy levels are running hot, timely access to primary care is still a challenge and the squeeze on social care budgets, is making it increasingly more difficult to place elderly people into the most appropriate care setting.

During this breakfast seminar, Medtronic will share insights into how technology can support the systematic challenges described above.

This breakfast workshop is open to all attendees and is hosted by our sponsors Medtronic.

Session one

9.45am: Welcome and introduction
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

  • Keynote: Technology enabled care services
    John Stewart, Director of the Quality Framework, NHS England
    Cathy Hassell, Programme Head Technology Enabled Care Services, NHS England 
  • Keynote: A paperless NHS
    Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England
  • dallas...driving sustainable transformational change
    Hazel Harper, Assisted Living Innovation Platform Leader, Technology Strategy Board
    Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Lead Research Scientist, dallas programme

10.50am: Questions and discussion

11.00am: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session two: Breakout sessions

11.30am–12.45pm

Each breakout session is related to one of the congress streams. The sessions will feature innovative digital health projects that were submitted during the call for papers for the event. Flick through the slideshow below to see the full list of presentations:  

Breakouts: Thursday, session two

12.45pm: Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Rapid-fire posters

1.45–2.45pm

Chair: Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care and Senior Associate, The King's Fund

Each speaker has three minutes to describe the outcomes of their digital health project. Posters will include:

  • Talking Ankylosing Spondylitis
    James Gardner, Brand IT Manager, Abvie Western Europe and Canada
  • Clinicians experience of using a digital media tool in rehabilitation services to help patients communicate the nature of pain and body perception disturbances
    Dr Ailie Turton, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Digital First: Community Health and Wellbeing project (An NHS England widening participation flagship)
    Charlie Young, Senior Consultant, Transform UK Limited
    Gillian Rudge, Associate, Transform UK Limited
  • Working towards integration: Advancing Care Coordination and TeleHealth Deployment (ACT) Programme
    Rosemary Davidson, Research Fellow, Health Services Research, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • Missing mums-to-be and smartphone technology: Addressing antenatal clinic DNAs with novel uses of a mobile application
    Alexander Oboh, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Clinical Lead for Gynaecology, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust
    Amelia Bull, Medical Student, Hull York Medical School
    Alan Gopel, Medical Student, Hull York Medical School
  • Understanding research In care homes – an open online training tool
    Mick Mullane, NIHR Patient Learning and Engagement Manager, Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network
  • Introducing Talking Health
    Julia Stackhouse, Communications and Engagement Coordinator, NHS Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit
  • Smartphone Breast Apps – is the evidence racking up?
    Mohammad Mobasheri, CRF Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London
  • Using psychophysiology to study the emotional impact of words used in behaviour change text messages
    Gabriel Mata-Cervantes, PHD Student, Leeds University
  • Using telehealth to avoid hospital admissions and improve the quality of life for people with dementia in residential care homes
    Richard Farrell-Smith, Group Product Manager-Homecare Tunstall Healthcare
  • Future of Social media in health and care with co-production
    Hadi Daneshvar Farzanegan, PHD Student, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh 
  • "Joining Forces" – A mental Health App for the Armed Forces and Veterans
    Dr Martin Deahl, Consultant Psychiatrist, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Casserole Club
    Ingrid Karikari, Product Lead, FutureGov#
  • Staff engagement with telehealth and coordinated care programmes: a landscaping study across EU regions
    David Barrett, Nurse Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department - Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull
  • Digital room-layout planning for complex manual handling hospital discharges
    Dr Brian Abraham, Bioengineering Research, Newcastle University

Session four: Breakout sessions

2.45–4.00pm

Each breakout session is related to one of the congress streams. The sessions will feature innovative digital health projects that were submitted during the call for papers for the event. Flick through the slideshow below to see the full list of presentations:

Breakouts: Thursday, session four

4.00pm: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session five

4.30pm: Welcome back
Chair: Professor George Crooks, Medical Director, NHS 24

  • Assessing the impact of mobile health Apps on family caregiver burden levels and the factors predicting mobile health App use
    Dr Kathleen Frisbee, Co-Director, Connected Health (Programme Director), The Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America
  • Transformation in practice: an exploration of the large scale implementation of Telehealth monitoring in Bristol
    Sian Jones, Head of Service Improvement, Bristol Clinical Commissioing Group
  • Smart care : how technology supports integrated care
    Modesto Sierra Callau, Innovation and new Technologies Department, Barbastro's Hospital, Spain

5.50pm: Closing comments

6.00pm: Close of day two

Congress dinner

7.30–9.30pm

The evening includes a pre-dinner reception, three-course meal with wine, coffee and liqueurs.

Book your ticket for dinner

Day 3

Friday 12 September 2014

8.00am: Registration, exhibition and refreshments

Breakfast workshop

8.15am: Getting Care Coordination and TeleHealth to scale: going from individual projects to routine practice

This breakfast workshop will focus on sharing expert views and initiatives, to help enable care coordination, telehealth and self care hubs concepts to be effectively incorporated into routine practice and to scale. Panel members will be speaking about findings derived from the Whole System Demonstrator, European Commission Initiatives, and the EU programme Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth.  

Care coordination, telehealth and self care hubs can be important factors to address the challenges of HealthCare in the future. There is rising evidence that they can help deliver effective care to patients with long term conditions. In this workshop experts will be addessing some of the primary hurdles, and share concepts currently being implemented to overcome boundaries.

This breakfast workshop is open to all attendees and is hosted by our sponsors Philips.

Session one

9.30am: Welcome and introduction
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

  • Keynote: Using mobile technology to simplify access to health care
    Dr Ali Parsa, Founder and Chief Executive, babylon
  • Wearable technology as a tool in health monitoring

10.15am: Panel session: How is personal health monitoring changing the health landscape? How can we change the system to allow for  a person-centred model?

  • Dr Ali Parsa, Founder and Chief Executive, babylon
  • Dan Bladon, Co-Founder, Design and Prosper
  • Kash Mahmood, Director of Digital and Healthcare Technology, Alliance Boots
  • Robert Johnstone, Chair, Access Matters

10.35am: Questions and discussion

10:45am: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session two: Breakout sessions

11.15am–12.30pm

Each breakout session is related to one of the congress streams. The sessions will feature innovative digital health projects that were submitted during the call for papers for the event. Flick through the slideshow below to see the full list of presentations:

Breakouts: Friday, session two

12.30pm: Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Breakout sessions

2.00–2.45pm

Each breakout session is related to one of the congress streams. The sessions will feature innovative digital health projects that were submitted during the call for papers for the event. Flick through the slideshow below to see the full list of presentations:

Breakouts: Friday, session three

2.45pm: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

Session four: Rapid-fire posters

3.15–5.00pm

Chair: Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care and Senior Associate, The King's Fund

Each speaker has three minutes to describe the outcomes of their digital health project. Posters will include:

  • First for Stroke: Using the Microsoft ‘Kinect’ as a facial paralysis stroke rehabilitation tool
    Dr Judi Edmans, Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  • Caring is easier when you do it jointly
    Madeleine Starr, Director of Business Development, Carers UK
  • Improving communication to effectively prevent and manage chronic illnesses in old age
    Aditya Kasliwal, Director, SpeakSet
  • Remote monitoring of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms using mobile phone technology
    Dr Lucy Simons, Research Fellow, NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative
  • Usability and engagement with an online platform to support the self-management of symptoms
    Abigail Clifton, Research Assistant, King's College London

Session five: Closing keynote

Chair: Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care and Senior Associate, The King's Fund

4.00pm: Keynote:The future of digital health and care
Ray Hammond, Futurologist, author of The World In 2030

4.40pm: Questions and discussion

4.50pm: Closing comments and announcement of Best poster and Patient Award

5.00pm: Close of congress

Exhibition

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this year's congress?

With the conference now in its fourth year, we have a proven track record of attracting over 400 delegates of director or senior manager level from across the sector. The congress has become an opportunity for the third sector, public bodies, NHS, academia, innovators and national bodies to come together to discuss design and application of technologies in health and social care.

We offer a number of packages covering various areas of the congress. All our branding and sponsorship packages have previously sold out. Download the sponsorship and exhibition brochure below:

International Digital Health and Care Congress 2014_Sponsorship and Exhibition

Who attended in 2012 and 2013? 

Download the delegate list below:

Delegate list: International Telehealth and Telecare Congress 2012 and 2013 

For more information please contact:

Phil Walker
Sponsorship Manager
p.walker@kingsfund.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7307 2482

Sponsors

Headline sponsor

Medtronic logo

Headline sponsor

Philips

Philips is a diversified health and well-being company and a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting. Their vision is to make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation.

Community sponsor

V Connect logo

The v-connect service covers every aspect of connecting remote care, from design through to installation, training and support.

Exhibitors  

CATCH

Digital health and care alliance

DHACA is the hub for sharing information and knowledge necessary to redesign services digitally, so they work seamlessly across multiple platforms and organisations.

Kodak alaris

The Digital Health Institute

The DHI will co-create sustainable economic growth through new products, services and systems developed together with businesses, academics, healthcare specialists and citizens as we aim to generate high value health and social care solutions.

The RITA project

University of Kent, University of Portsmouth, Affective State, Rita, Snook

The RITA project is the product of a collaborative partnership, incorporating both academic institutions and commercial enterprises, each contributing vital components to this complex offering.

Universtiy of Kent Centre for Child Protection: The University of Kent Centre for Child Protection produce teaching, project management services, research and serious game outputs that focus upon the support and protection of the most vulnerable members of society.

Affective State: Affective State specialises in the sensing and interpretation of human behaviour, physiology and cognitive and affective states, and develops a range of systems designed to classify emotional state in real-time.

University of Portsmouth School of Creative Technologies: The University of Portsmouth (School of Creative Technologies) produces cutting edge research and development in the fields of computer animation and interactive technologies.

WeAreSnook: We Are Snook specialise in the practical application and execution of innovative ideas; designing new service models through engaging communities in co-design workshops and prototyping services.

Partners

Congress parners and supporters

We would like to thank the organisations who are supporting the congress. If you would like information on how you can support the event please contact Ben May, Events Marketing Manager, at b.may@kingsfund.org.uk.

Supporting partner

International Foundation for Integrated Care and International Journal of Integrated Care

We are delighted to once again to welcome the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) as our supporting partners on the congress. All of the abstracts that were accepted for the congress will feature in a special conference supplement in the International Journal for Integrated Care, which is sponsored by IFIC, after the congress.

Media partners

Media partners ehi CCIO leaders Network, Research Media, ehealth law and policy
   Telehealth and Telecare Aware   Inside Commissioning  

    


Supporters

Supported by IfSTeH and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare



Register

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Group discounts

Why not bring your team to the congress?

The following discounts are available for group bookings, when all members are attending from the same organisation:

10% off for 3-4 people
15% off for 5-6 people
20% off for 7 or more people

Please email us at events@kingsfund.org.uk for more information or to book your group.

Start-ups and small businesses

If you are a start-up or small business, you may qualify for a discount. Please email us to find out more.

FAQs

For further information on our registration policies please see our FAQs page.

Testimonials

@shirleyayres Congratulations to @TheKingsFund for the excellent #kft13 inspired & excited are we reaching tipping point for Life Enhancing Technologies?

@Elbuqhari #kft13 an outstanding Conf 4 practitioners, academics and patients alike. Big salute to KF, sponsors who presented their wonderful work.

@mikeclark #kft13 Good to catch up with excellent @thekingsfund conference team - lot of hard work goes into offering range of choice & sessions

I liked most the different presentation formats – keynotes, workshops, quick fire posters and the panel debate. A big challenge to keep such a large number of delegates engaged over a number of days.

Overall – excellent conference, good variety of excellent speakers, very comprehensive review of the challenges in digital health as well as how these are being addressed by different parties. The bonus – great location / facilities and delicious food and friendly staff.

I think it is an interesting congress – in terms of content, focus and network opportunities – and the value of attending is good!

The days were structured very well. Although the sessions were run along three days the content was huge and the organisers did well to fit all of this information in.

Dinner

Congress dinner

congress dinnerThursday 11 September 2014
7.30-9.30pm
£70 plus VAT (see register tab)

Join us at the Congress dinner, a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an evening networking with colleagues and new business partners. The dinner will be held at the end of the second day.

The dinner will take place at The King's Fund's Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse, in the heart of London's West End.

Tables seat 10 guests and the cost includes pre-dinner reception, three-course dinner with wine, coffee and liqueurs.

Book a table

Why not book a table at the dinner for colleagues and new business contacts? Discounted rates are available for table bookings, email Claire Taylor for more information.