February 20th 2019 - February 21st 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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Event Agenda

Digital Health & Care 2019 - Day 1


Registration Open and Networking


Chair’s Introduction: Setting the scene and starting the discussion

Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care & Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government


Scottish Government: Ministerial Presentation

Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy, Scottish Government


Intersystems - Headline Sponsor Presentation


Keynote Presentation: Digital Transformation, The Only Way To The Future

A review of digital transformation of healthcare globally, lessons learnt, mistakes made, remade and now to be avoided! From Leeds to Birmingham to Dublin to Wellington to Ontario to Cardiff, lets look at how to do this differently. 

Richard Corbridge, CDIO, Leeds Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust


Brexit: What Comes Next?

Mike Neilson, Director of the Scottish Government EU Office, Brussels


Networking Refreshments in the Exhibition Area

11:30 & 12:20

Campfire Sessions*


Led by experts from the sector, delegates will be able to gather key insights into the applications of the latest innovative solutions in a series of 40 minute interactive workshops.


Topics covered include:


Resilient and robust cyber security

How AI can improve patient diagnosis and treatment

Effective use of data, rethinking how services are delivered

Supported Self Management


*Pre-event registration required. Spaces are limited in each session.

Campfire Session A: Digitally Delivering ‘Model of Care’ Innovations

With so many exciting innovations and gadgets out there, it is easy to forget that improving the way we care for patients face to face is as important as it ever was; but can we digitally deliver ‘Model of Care’ innovations?

What are the benefits and limitations of creating virtual communities of practice?

How can we use technology to accelerate or change our learning experience?

Paul Jennings - National Programme Manager - High Intensity Network


Campfire Session B: Putting People First - Connecting People, Improving Lives

Alyson Scurfield, CEO, TSA


Meet the Exhibitors - Networking and Lunch in the Exhibition Area


Innovation in Action Presentation

Our Technology & Data in Action 2018 Award winners Lanarkshire's Telehealth Team from NHS Lanarkshire will be giving a video presentation on what's been achieved and what's next on the agenda.

Morag Hearty - Kerry Fletcher - Lesley Aitken


Demo Zone Presentation by Capita

The Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) is transforming the technical landscape for all of NHS Scotland, a large number of the Local Authorities and other Government organisations.  SWAN combines partners and suppliers onto a fast and secure network, and enables innovation and unprecedented opportunities to develop new ways of delivering services that empower Health and Social Care integration.

At Digital Health and Care Scotland, Capita invites you to a demonstration of our future strategy, as we drive our “Smart Community, Smart City, Smart Scotland” initiative. We will detail how SWAN has successfully delivered a range of solutions over the last 4 years to establish infrastructure that will support public sector inter-agency working to 2026 and beyond.

Looking to the future, we’ll also discuss the art of the possible, bringing our video and IOT capability together in the innovative Health Hub with our SME partners, Ajenta. The Health Hub concept has been developed in partnership with Napier University and the Digital Health and Care Institute to demonstrate the art of the possible in technology-enabled health and social care.


Themed Panel Sessions

Delegates have the choice of which session to attend, in advance of the summit you will register for your preferred session and have the chance to contribute to the agenda to ensure the themes align with key issues you want answers to.

Panel Session A in partnership with Tunstall: Transitioning from analogue to digital telecare, maximising the benefits of a digital service.

Chaired by:

Zahid Deen, Director, Digital and Service Transformation, Health and Scoial Care Alliance


Dr Lesley Holdsworth, Clinical Lead for Digital Health & Care, Scottish Government

Sue Scotland, Service Development Manager, NHS 24

Tunstall Speaker TBC

Panel Session B: Workforce Management and Scheduling: Creating agile, mobile and efficient teams, improving and extending broadband and mobile networks that enables a cloud based, access anywhere approach

Chaired by:

David Alexander, Founder, Mydex CIC


Mark Fleming, Consultant Nurse, Digital Services & Mental Health, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Morag Hearty, Telehealth Manager, NHS Lanarkshire

Panel Session C: National Digital Platform: Harnessing the Power of Data, Improving Outcomes for Everyone

Chaired by:

Manira Ahmad, Head of Local Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland


Steve Baguley, Clinical Director eHealth, NHS Grampian

Penni Rocks, Head of eHealth Governance & Technical Strategy, Scottish Government

Geoff Huggins, Director, NES Digital Service

Chris Wright, Service Development Manager, NHS 24

Jonathan Cameron, Head of Service for Strategic Development, NHS NSS


Networking Refreshments in the Exhibition Area


Practical Examples & Positive Outcomes

Ann Marie Gallacher, CIO, NHS 24


Panel Session: Health & Care Digital Leaders, Delivering the Digital Health and Care Strategy


Pennie Taylor, Health Journalist and Broadcaster


Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care

George Crooks, Chief Executive, DHI

Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive, NHS National Services Scotland

Angiolina Foster, Chief Executive, NHS 24


Chair's Summary

Digital Health & Care 2019 - Day 2


Registration and Networking


Introduction to Day 2 from the Conference Chair

Recapping the outcomes from day 1, sharing the aims and objectives of day 2.

Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care & Digital Healthcare Innovation,  Scottish Government


Key Note Presentation

Geoff Huggins, Director, NES Digital Service


Scottish Health Intelligence for Transforming Service Delivery & Outcomes

Prof. Mahmood Adil,  Medical Director, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland


Interactive Panel Session: Digital Innovators in Health, Care, Housing and 3rd Sector


David Alexander, Founder, Mydex


Martin Pollhammer, Chief Executive, East Lothian Housing Association

Brian Duffy, TEC & Innovation Programme, Loretto Care

Chaloner Chute, CTO, Digital Health & Care Institute

Sue Scotland, Service Development Manager, NHS 24

Alyson Scurfield, CEO, TSA


Networking Refreshments in the Exhibition Area

11:40 & 12:25

Campfire Sessions*

Led by industry experts, delegates will gather key insights into application of the latest solutions in our 40-minute interactive workshops.

Topics for discussion include:

Transitioning from analogue to digital telecare

Integrated systems. sharing information securely

Mobile health and care monitoring

Increasing the use of video consultations

Campfire Session A: The Leeds Digital Way

Secretary of State Matt Hancock recently described the Leeds Way as mind blowing in its success and rapid improvement demonstration, the team from Leeds will take the audience on a journey and detail the delivery, the best practice and the lessons learnt along the way.

Presented by:

Richard Corbridge, CDIO, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Sarah Moorhead, Associate Director of Digital, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Johnny Chagger, Data Protection Officer and Head of Information Governance, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

*Pre-event registration required. Spaces are limited in each session.


Meet the Exhibitors - Networking and Lunch in the Exhibition Area


Innovation in Action Presentation

Daniel Proverbs, Founder, Brothers In Arms 


Demo Zone Presentation


Interactive Themed Panel Sessions*


Delegates are encouraged to play an active role in these co-designed interactive sessions

*Pre-event registration required. Spaces are limited in each session.

Panel A In Partnership with Intersystems: Creating An Effective Flow of Information Across the Whole Care System

Chaired by:

Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care & Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government


Charles King, Head of Sales, Intersystems

Panel B In Partnership with BJSS: Ethics in Healthcare AI

Chaired by:

David Alexander, Founder, Mydex


Jeff Watkins, Principal Architect, BJSS

Panel C: Empowering People, Remote Monitoring of Long-term Conditions Co-designed with Health, Housing and Social Care

Chaired by:

Zahid Deen, Director, Digital and Service Transformation,  Health and Scoial Care Alliance


Linda Morrow, Independent Living Advisor,  Disabled Living Foundation

Morag Hearty, Telehealth Manager, NHS Lanarkshire

Daniel Proverbs, Founder, Brothers In Arms 


Networking Refreshments in the Exhibition Area


Digital Health & Care In Action - 10-Minute Lightning Presentations

A high-paced end to the day, delegates will get an insight into four examples of digital success. This session is focused on practical examples, projects that you can look to replicate in your organisations. The outcomes from this session will influence your digital transformation strategy.

Presentation 1: PAMIS Digital Communications Passports

  • Using Pamis Digital Communication Passports to support health care
  • Helping people with complex health needs to express their care needs
  • Enabling access to technology and using it to enhance the experience of people with complex needs

Catriona Jamieson, Projects Co-Ordinator, PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society)

Presentation 2: Modernising Access to Primary Care, GP Triage

Reporting the findings of a six-month evaluation of NHS 24’s partnership based approach to managing demand for same day primary care services.

Murdoch Carberry, Interim Programme Delivery Lead & Service Improvement Manager, NHS 24

Presentation 3: NHS Near Me: Going Digital to Deliver Services Closer to Home

  • NHS Near Me enables patients to attend outpatient appointments by video consultation. This reduces the need for travel, something patients in the Highlands have long called for.
  • NHS Near Me is about video consulting at scale. A systematic quality improvement approach was taken to develop and test NHS Near Me, before a standard process was agreed.  

Clare Morrison, Senior Clinical Quality Lead/NHS Near Me Lead, NHS Highland


Chair's Closing Remarks


Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.