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Catch up: Integrating Digital Health and Care 2022

24/05/22

Sian Williams Head of Events

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Place based integrated care systems (ICSs) are set to bring together NHS, local authority and third sector bodies to work and deliver as one. Integrating Digital Health & Care 2022 explored the digital innovation and integration taking place and the latest in the development of ICSs.

With thanks to our silver partners Blue Prism, Tisski and Nutanix for supporting this CPD accredited UKAuthority event

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Time stamps below the videos indicate the start of each presentation or discussion panel. There are also links to speaker slides where these are available

Session One - Wednesday, 11th March

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  • 01:48: Digital Health and Care in Scotland - Jonathan Cameron, Director - Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government
    Jonathan Cameron gives a brief overview of the strategy for Digital Health and Care in Scotland, and how this is driving forward delivery to support care for citizens and our workforce post pandemic. The session will also cover the structure and set up in Scotland and the key programmes of focus for delivery (Download slides)
  • 15:45: The value of engaging local authorities as true partners in Integrated Care Systems - Jerry Hall, Customer Services Director, Socitm
    To be truly successful ICSs need to engage across the ecosystem of partners within a place. As the custodians of place, councils should be a key player in the place based thinking that underpins ICSs. A number of factors may be preventing all councils taking on that role fully. There are opportunities to be exploited, related to data, workforce and using digital innovations to influence the wider determinants of health, if all councils are enabled to be true partners (Download slides)
  • 26:53: Working in partnership across the ICS using intelligent automation - Patrick Shephard, Head of Public Sector, Blue Prism
    As ICSs become established digital workers provide a great opportunity for their partner organisations to share automated processes to increase efficiency and give staff more time for patient care. Here Patrick Shephard explains how a digital workforce can deliver major benefits and shares examples from across the sector (Download slides)
  • 39:50: Greater Manchester Regional Approach to Integrating Digital Health & Social Care - Jon Burt, Lead Enterprise Architect, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
    GMCA is working on using its GM Data Mesh to support the integration of health and social care in the city-region. Here Jon Burt outlines the work and how the mesh will work alongside the GM Digital Platform (Download slides)
  • 1:00:21: Q&A / panel discussion
Session Two - Thursday, 12th May 

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  • 01:10: Local government- key partner in place - Hannah Gill, Senior Adviser, Digital Transformation - working on the Care and Health Improvement Programme, Local Government Association
    Hannah Gill looks at some key requirements needed for integration to work at ICS, why local government needs to be seen as a key partner at the place level, risks and opportunities- including some of the national requirements as set out in the white papers; examples of what this looks like and what councils are doing; how the LGA can support councils (Download slides)
  • 17:50: Reflections on Opportunities for Digital Innovation in Social Care
    - Helena Zaum, Social Care lead, Microsoft
    Helena Zaum and Kevin Ingrey (below) look at how the health/social care sector has benefitted from using Microsoft technology to improve patient experience, automate process to free up valuable resource and deliver better value from NHS Trusts, and the tax payer. Their sessions also look at the art of the possible, and how technology can help health/social care providers in a post-pandemic world (Download slides)
  • 27:32: Liverpool 5G Create - Ann Williams, Commissioner and Contracts manager, Liverpool City Council
    Ann Williams explains L5G Create and why health and social care benefits from Liverpool's own private 5G network (Download slides)
  • 40:28: Digitising and Automating process in healthcare - Kevin Ingrey, Chief Technology Officer, Tisski
    Kevin Ingrey and Helena Zaum look at how the health/social care sector has benefitted from using Microsoft technology to improve patient experience, automate process to free up valuable resource and deliver better value from NHS Trusts, and the tax payer. Their sessions also look at the art of the possible, and how technology can help health/social care providers in a post-pandemic world (Download slides)
  • 58:30: Q&A / panel discussion 
Session Three - Friday, 13th May

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  • 02:00: What the digital health and care industry needs to drive progress - Leontina Postelnicu, Head of health and Social Care, techUK
    In February 2021, techUK published its Ten Point Plan for Healthtech, a report outlining ten recommendations to strengthen the UK’s reputation for healthtech, focusing on interoperability and commercial and procurement, among other key themes. In this session, Leontina Postelnicu takes us through some of work done as a result of the report and the progress seen on the ground from industry’s perspective (Watch here)
  • 13:50: Delivering a single health and care record for Wales - Ifan Evans, Executive Director Strategy, Digital Health and Care Wales
    Ifan Evans provides a summary of how Wales is delivering a single health and care record, and what’s coming up this year and next (Download slides)
  • 29:18: Integrating Digital Health and Care through Hybrid Multi-Cloud - Andrew Puddephatt, Nutanix
    In this session Andrew Puddephatt gives a supplier's perspective on integrating digital health and care - outlining some of the challenges and benefits of collaborating and adopting a multi-cloud environment (Download slides)
  • 40:10: Delivering an Integrated Health and Social Care Record; a pragmatic approach with lessons learned from the front line - Katherine Church, Former Chief Digital Officer, Surrey Heartlands ICS
    The Surrey Care Record is one of the jewels in the digital crown and a key project to deliver integration between partners in the health and social care eco-system. Surrey Heartlands worked hard to launch the platform in five months against a background of Covid and incredible pressure on the system.  This brief talk explores the approach and the lessons we learned on the way.  Spoiler alert...it is not an IT project! (Download slides)
  • 53:30: Transforming Information Governance - Dawn Monaghan, Interim Director of IG Policy, Ethics and Head of Profession, NHSE & I
    For many years Information Governance (IG) has been seen as a blocker to change, the complexity of the IG landscape often perplexes those who need to use information, creating a lack of confidence and paralysis. The pandemic illustrated the need for a more proportionate response to IG issues, it demonstrated the imperative to resolve key frontline issues quickly not only to improve health and care but to enable increased research and to inform policy and decision makers. It also showcased IG in health and care and emphasised the need not only to understand the Data Protection Act but to have a wider knowledge of privacy, ethics and clinical safety. Capitalising upon the lessons learned the Data Strategy commits to a plan to transform the approach to Information Governance (Download slides)
  • 1:11:35: Q&A / panel discussion
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