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

Our three-day event brought together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

This was our fourth annual congress and it attracted more than 500 international delegates who came 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.

Congress format

The congress covered 3 days:

Wednesday 10 September 2014

A pre-congress seminar looking at the latest research and evaluation methodologies and considerations aimed at academics. This was a standalone event for academics and others involved in the evaluation of digital health and care programmes.

Thursday 11 September and Friday 12 September 2014

Both days had 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.

Interview with George Crooks

Interview with George CrooksWe spoke 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 featured in the plenary sessions:

Paul Rice

Head of Technology Strategy, NHS England

Paul spoke about how the NHS is embracing technology. The presentation featured 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, closed the congress on day three. He took delegates on a journey into the future and made 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 was one of the highlights of the congress.

(Day three: Friday 12 September)

Dr Ali Parsa

Founder and Chief Executive, babylon

Ali outlined how babylon's new app is changing the way people access health care services. He explained 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 talked 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 talked 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 introduced 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 presented 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 presented 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 presented lessons from the dallas (delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) programme and talked 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 explored 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 joined 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

Session one

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

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

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

Questions and discussion

Refreshment break and networking

Session two

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

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

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

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

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

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

Close of day one

Day 2

Thursday 11 September 2014

Breakfast workshop

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 shared insights into how technology can support the systematic challenges described above.

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

Session one

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

Questions and discussion

Session two: Breakout sessions

11.30am–12.45pm

Each breakout session was related to one of the congress streams. The sessions featured 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

Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Rapid-fire posters

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

Each speaker had three minutes to describe the outcomes of their digital health project. Posters included:

  • 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

Each breakout session was related to one of the congress streams. The sessions featured 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

Session five

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

Closing comments

Congress dinner

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

Day 3

Friday 12 September 2014

Breakfast workshop

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

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

Care co-ordination, 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 addessed some of the primary hurdles, and shared concepts currently being implemented to overcome boundaries.

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

Session one

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

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

Questions and discussion

Session two: Breakout sessions

Each breakout session was related to one of the congress streams. The sessions featured 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

Session three: Breakout sessions

Each breakout session was related to one of the congress streams. The sessions featured 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

Session four: Rapid-fire posters

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

Each speaker had three minutes to describe the outcomes of their digital health project. Posters included:

  • 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

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

Questions and discussion

Closing comments and announcement of Best poster and Patient Award

Partners

Congress parners and supporters

We would like to thank the organisations who supported the congress. If you would like information on how you can support our events 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

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



Presentations

Day 1- Wednesday

Session one

Jonathan Field and Dave Newell: A web based PROMs collection system for monitoring and service evaluation in musculoskeletal patients

Maximilan Johnston: Innovation of communication technology to improve information transfer during handover

Session two

Miren David: Assessing the organisational change towards care coordination and telehealth ACT Programme

Edurne Alonso Morán: The relationship between activities of daily living and multimorbidity – a view from telecare

Iben Fasterholdt: A novel model for early forecasting of expected return of new innovative medical technologies in hospital – case study: telemedicine patient briefcase

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

Day 2 - Thursday

Breakfast workshop

Medtronic; Ageing Well: using technology to support people as they age

Session one

Paul Rice: A paperless NHS

Cathy Hassell and John Stewart: Technology enabled care services

Hazel Harper and Marilyn McGee-Lennon: dallas...driving sustainable transformational change

Session two: breakouts

Dr Jennifer L Martin: Apps to help people with mental health problems

Louise Latter and Lydia Dale: In Hand. Innovation, health and young people

Helen Poole and Sheena Round: 'Keeping in touch' - using the internet in speech and language therapy

Richard Farrell-Smith and Professor Sue Yeandle: AKTIVE

David Truswell and Geraldine Vacher: Mental health rehabilitation and digital social inclusion

Mark Allen and Steve Carefull: Telecare - an innovative model

Simon Bramwell and Sarah Muckle: Self-care hub in Kirklees

Professor Alison Marshall: Digital technologies and rural healthcare

Charles Lowe: Improving the clinical perception of the efficacy of medical apps

Session four: breakouts

Malgorzata Ratajska: Improving therapeutic success through personalised mobile health tools

Garry Brough: The self-management and support website for people living with HIV in the UK

Richard Farrell-Smith: Using technology to promote social inclusion in residential care

Dr Jane Reeves: Project RITA

Adam Hoare: Technologies supporting integration and person-centred care

Alasdair Morrison: A Multi Agency Prevention Platform (MAPP) Delivering Integrated, Person-CentredCare

David Barrett: Deployment of digital healthcare kiosks in the workplace: Utilisation and acceptability

Melissa Andison and Nigel Miller: Transformation and training for a mobile workforce

Karen Bryson: Widening the Lens on risk to health and wellbeing

Session five

Sian Jones: Transformation in practice: an exploration of the large scale implementation of Telehealth monitoring in Bristol

Modesto Sierra Callau: Smart care - how technology supports integrated care

Dr Kathleen Frisbee: Assessing the impact of mobile health Apps on family caregiver burden levels and the factors predicting mobile health App use

Day 3 - Friday

Session two: breakouts

Graeme Manuel-Jones and Helen Dickens: User-centred improvements to the Diabates UK online risk score

Alex Hamlin: Popup Clinic - your health in your hands

Kristina Barrick and Chris Rennison: My stroke guide

Helen Marshall: Serious gaming for neonatal resuscitation skills maintenance

Amy Moore and Adam Willison: Cognitive support technology for transitions age service users

Melissa Andison: Age is no barrier to using healthcare technology

Julie Aulton: Bolton relapse prevention project

Claire Bentley: Using technology to help people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dr Tom Davis: Transforming the outpatient experience through the use of assistive technology

Session three: breakouts

Declan Kelly: iplanit - digitally enabling service transformation

Nigel Hughes: Stress resilience programme

Abigail Clifton: Development of an online platform to support the self-management of symptons and promote the wellbeing of people with cardiovascular disease

Dr Sarah Elison and Jonathan Ward: Using digital technology to widen access to evidence-based interventions for substance misuses

Dr Lizzie Coates: Understanding the operational, organisational and financial challenges in telehealth adoption through multi-disciplinary collaborative research

Olubukola Otesile: Does Telehealthpromote self-care?

Kate Stephen: The use of apps to support pelvic floor muscle exercise

Posters

Thursday

James Gardner: Talking Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr Ailie Turton: Clinicians experience of using a digital media tool in rehabilitation services to help patients communicate the nature of pain and body perception disturbances

Charlie Young and Gillian Rudge: Digital First: Community Health and Wellbeing project (An NHS England widening participation flagship)

Rosemary Davidson: Working towards integration: Advancing Care Coordination and TeleHealth Deployment (ACT) Programme

Alexander Oboh, Amelia Bull and Alan Gopel: Missing mums-to-be and smartphone technology

Mohammad Mobasheri: Smartphone Breast Apps - is the evidence racking up?

Gabriel Mata-Cervantes: Using psychophysiology to study the emotional impact of words used in behaviour change text messages

Richard Farrell-Smith: Using telehealth to avoid hospital admissions and improve the quality of life for people with dementia in residential care homes

Hadi Daneshvar Farzanegan: Future of Social media in health and care with co-production

Dr Martin Deahl: "Joining Forces" – A mental Health App for the Armed Forces and Veterans

Ingrid Karikari: Casserole Club

David Barrett: Staff engagement with telehealth and coordinated care programmes: a landscaping study across EU regions

Dr Brian Abraham: Digital room-layout planning for complex manual handling hospital discharges

Friday

Dr Judi Edmans: First for Stroke: Using the Microsoft ‘Kinect’ as a facial paralysis stroke rehabilitation tool

Madeleine Starr: Caring is easier when you do it jointly

Aditya Kasliwal: Improving communication to effectively prevent and manage chronic illnesses in old age

Dr Lucy Simons: Remote monitoring of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms using mobile phone technology

Abigail Clifton: Usability and engagement with an online platform to support the self-management of symptoms