Digital Health and Care Congress 2015: Enabling patient-centred care through information and technology

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Event highlights

Beverley Bryant: Enabling patient-centred care through information and technology

Paul Rice: The role of Local Digital Roadmaps and the Digital Maturity Index

Huw Prosser Evans: How do we generate learning from large volumes of patient safety incident reports in primary care?


Day one: Tuesday 16 June

Session one: Opening plenary

Paul Rice: Demonstrating progress on delivery

Session two: Breakout sessions

Bob Gann: Leaving nobody behind

Peter West and Richard Giordano: The quantified self and clinical decision making

Madeleine Starr: Jointly plus

Dr Verina Waights: DISCOVER4carers

Dr Verina Waights: Enhancing older people’s independence

Mark Kavanagh: Bringing big data to quality improvement in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP)

Luke Readman: Population health informatics and delivering the 'Transforming Services Together' programme

Beth Murphy: Living it up

Dr Maurice Smith: City wide service transformation – the Liverpool story

Sheena Guthrie: Developing My Health Tools in Kirklees

Session three: Breakout sessions

Ali Rogan: Dementia-friendly technology (DFT)

Kate McLeish and Hugo de Waal: MyBrainBook

Sarah Kate Smith:The potential of touch-screen computer technology to facilitate enjoyable activities with people living with dementia

Anna Simpson: Integrating physical and mental healthcare using a digital technology based package

Bill Griffiths: Transforming Healthcare through Patient Logistics

Peter Greengross: Reducing peripheral venous catheter associated infection using a handheld electronic bedside observation system (VitalPAC) to drive compliance with protocols

Daniel Moulin: eRedbook - a digital Personal Child Health Record

Rob Kenyon: Leeds Care Record

Jackie Stuart: Young people with long term conditions

Ruth Plackett: An online community for young people who have, or have had cancer

Session four: Rapid fire posters

Dr Frances Cole: Empowering patients and their clinicians to manage persistent pain effectively via mobile/tablet app use

Dr Frances Cole: Outcome of user experience of pain tookit app designed to enable patients to manage pain effectively via mobile/tablet use

Dr John Larsen: Evaluation of a smartphone application to help people moderate drinking: Exploring patterns of use, changes in drinking and end-user acceptability

Arun Kiran Patnam: Quick emergency response through digitally enabled app that can effectively revolutionize the existing health care Accident & Emergency (A&E) Response system

Carlos Ramos: The development of a preventive care infrastructure based on ubiquitous sensing – the PRECIOUS project

Dr Lucy Simons: Can simple digital tools promote mental wellbeing? An observational study of the In Hand app

Dr Hester Ward: Self-management of health-linking data from wearable devices to national healthcare data sets – a pilot

Session five: Closing plenary

Richard Pantlin: Online citizen engagement for adult social care

Robin Vickers: Digital health care: the future of the NHS

Sara Hamilton: Releasing the resourcefulness of frontline health care workers and young people to enable young people with chronic conditions to lead fuller lives

Day two: Wednesday 17 June

Breakfast workshops:

EY Digital Innovation Programme: creating sustainable health care solutions

Session one: Opening plenary run in conjunction with the National Information Board

National Information Board

Session two: Breakout sessions

Deborah Hassell: Digital health into nursing/residential homes

Dr Elaine Margaret Bidmead: Teleswallowing

Justin Tuggey: The management of care at home for older people

Chris Wright: MasterMind

Dr Giulia Pelizzon: Collaborative care and computerised cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) to improve the care of people suffering from depression

Dr Sarah Elison: Mixed-methods evaluation of the 'Breaking Free Health & Justice' treatment and recovery programme for substance misuse in prisons

Dr Emma-Reetta Koivunen: Technologies supporting independence for older people with dual sensory impairment

Siobhan O'Connor: Determining success in digital health engagement – the dallas case study

Prof Ruth Chambers: Patient and professional user experiences of simple telehealth for hypertension, medication reminders and smoking cessation

Amanda Neylon: My Organiser, a smartphone and tablet app for people living with cancer

Session three: Breakout sessions

Annie Banbury: Using telehealth for videoconference groups for health literacy and self‐management skills in older people with chronic disease: Process and procedures

Julia Knight and David Wong: SEND: a system for electronic notification and documentation of vital sign observations. User-centred design for optimum development, deployment and evidence-based care

Nichola Arathoon: Supporting self-management and reducing hospital admissions for people with long-term conditions

Boris Rachev: The economics of service transformation

Daniel Ghinn: What can we learn from how UK healthcare professionals engage patients on social media?

John Eaglesham: Policy development for medical apps

Lisa Joanne Taylor: Integration of Florence, simple telehealth into the discharged offender pathway to support anxiety management post-release extending the current nurse-led anxiety management programme at HMP Stafford

Dr Simon Wallace: Community care reaches out for the mobile moment

Session four: Rapid fire posters

Dr Harry Longman: How taking a patient history online overcomes the GP workload crisis

Ruth Agbakoba: Understanding eHealth research innovation at scale to support policy and practice: The Living It Up Project

Arlene Astell: Commissioners, staff and older people's views of assisted living technology

Glen Howard: East Midlands Information Analysts Development Programme: building analytic skills to drive improvements in patient care and organisational decision-making

Dr Ralph Rogers: Using free-living physical activity as a digital medicine for the prevention and treatment of disease

Saja Abdullah Al-Rayes: Factors affecting cancer survivors’ acceptance of electronic patient reported outcome measures (e-PROMs)

Federica Sandri: Engaging health care actors: a new governance strategy to successfully introduce the regional EHR

Amanda Watson: Electronic holistic needs assessment of cancer patients to promote care and support planning

About this event

With the NHS five year forward view's focus on harnessing the information revolution and the National Information Board's proposals that by 2020 all patient and care records will be digital, now is the time for health and care professionals to seriously consider how they can better use data and technology to deliver improved services for patients.

This was the focus of our Digital Health and Care Congress, which explored how the innovative use of information and technology is supporting improvements in health and social care services

Partners and exhibitors

We would like to thank the following 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

Headline Sponsors

EY Healthcare


Journal partner

Emerald Insight
Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products, resources and services to support its customers’ needs. Emerald’s health and social care collection provides vital knowledge covering research, management and practice in health and social care and allied areas. The content suggests improvements for practice and considers the social impact of research and policy.


International Innovation
International Innovation publishes global insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, as well as funding and policy issues. Coverage spans the breadth of scientific disciplines, with key focus on the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare, environment and technology. International Innovation’s primary aim is to make research understandable and discoverable for a broad audience of readers at the intersection of policy, academia and industry, as well as an informed public.

Medilink UK
Medilink UK, is pleased to announce that as part of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP), a skills programme for the Med Tech Sector, we are able to offer eligible companies a 50% grant towards the cost of the ticket price for the Digital Health and Care Congress. To find out more information and to check your eligibility please contact Rebecca at or call on 0121 452 5630.

WIRED Health 2015: 24 April London
WIRED Health is a showcase to explore the future of healthcare, presenting the most promising and exciting technologies set to revolutionise and improve our lives.


Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations
The Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO) is the trade association for independent healthcare providers across the United Kingdom. We represent over 200 hospitals that provide services to insured, self-paying and NHS-funded patients. AIHO highlights the role the sector plays in delivering the nation's health and informs the national debate on delivering the healthcare Britain deserves.

Digital Health Age
Digital Health Age is the community for healthcare professionals, fitness workers and tech enthusiasts to follow disruptive healthcare technologies. Launched in 2015, the website has quickly become a hub for progress and innovation in digital health. Contacts:  David Gray (Editor): / Lu Rahman (Group Editor):

Digital Health UK
Digital Health UK is a community curated resource for those that are involved in - or have an interest in - how new technologies are disrupting the healthcare industry in the UK and around the world.

eHealth Industries Innovation (ehi2) Centre
The eHealth Industries Innovation (ehi2) Centre is a business-facing centre for the ehealth industries, supporting the development of the ehealth sector in Wales. It offers companies access to healthcare facilities and technologies and informatics expertise.

Health e-Research Centre
The Health eResearch Centre (HeRC) is delivering large scale, population wide health research by harnessing the power of information and technology. Led by The University of Manchester and bringing together research excellence across the North of England (in partnership with the universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and York) the Health eResearch Centre is increasing the pace of progress in the UK’s health sector by turning under-used health information into new knowledge.

International Alliance of Patients' Organizations
The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nations across all disease areas. We work to promote patient-centred healthcare around the world. With over 240 members, IAPO represents an estimated 365 million patients.

Medipex is a healthcare innovation hub for NHS organisations across the Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands regions.  We also provide consultancy services to industry and academia. We connect NHS, industry and academia to accelerate the innovation cycle.

pharmaphorum drives innovation within the pharmaceutical industry, by bringing healthcare together through a suite of media services that help produce and disseminate thought leadership, combined with an online platform for communicating messages to a global audience.

The latest news for the telecare and telehealth market.

Telecare Services Association
Telecare Services Association (TSA) is the industry body for technology enabled care services (TECS), and the largest industry specific network in Europe.  We are a not-for-profit membership based organisation, with a current membership of over 340 organisations.  Our membership is mainly from within the UK, although we do have, and welcome, members from overseas.

Telehealth & Telecare Aware
Telehealth & Telecare Aware is the only internationally-focused, independent online news source covering healthcare technology news and issues. For the past ten years, whether it is mobile health, telehealth, telecare, wearables or assistive robotics, our Editors write selectively, thoughtfully, interestingly and concisely about news important to our readership of developers, implementers, policy makers, marketers and funders in over 100 countries.

The Journal of mHealth
The Journal of mHealth is an international publication which brings the latest professional developments in mobile and digital health technologies to healthcare and industry professionals around the world. Featuring, the Latest Industry News, Articles, Research, Industry Whitepapers, Market Reports, and Service Reviews. Subscribe for FREE issues at

UK HealthTech | 1 December 2015 | Cardiff
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