February 25th 2020 - February 26th 2020 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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Digital Health & Care 2020 - Day 2

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Day 2 Theme

AI, Data, & Innovation: The Future of Digital Health and Social Care

Data provides the firm foundations for innovations in digital health and social care. Day 2 explores the environment that Government is creating to enable safe, effective, and evidence-based innovations in health technologies. 


Registration, Exhibition, and Networking


Welcome and Introduction to Day 2 from the Chair

Pennie Taylor, Health Journalist and Broadcaster 

Session 1

Innovations in Health and Social Care

This opening session explores the ways artificial intelligence is revolutionising health and social care, and how to apply cognitive technology to unlock health data and power diagnosis.


Encouraging Data-Driven Innovation 


Innovations in Health and Social Care at Home and Abroad

Lightning Talks X3

Case Study 1: A Multi-Professional In-Patient Electronic Record – NHS Grampian 



Panel Discussion: Data Driven Innovation 

The key to unlocking the potential of data innovation is the right governance, skills, public trust, and – of course – data. Our expert panel will explore how to use data to:

  • Drive research and innovation 
  • Improve clinical management and business service management
  • Enhance auditing processes 

Other topics for discussion include how to:

  • Engage with wider society to build public trust and encourage participation in health-data innovation
  • Empower and motivate scientists to innovate with health data


Colan Mehaffey, Chief Operating Officer, Health & Social Care, Data Driven Innovation 
Steph Wright, Director of Health & Wellbeing Engagement, Data Lab
Martin Tully, Head of Information Architecture – Data Dictionary/Data Model and Analytics, Health Service Executive (Ireland) 


Exhibition, Networking, and Refreshments 

Session 2

Themed Panel Sessions

Delegates will choose to attend one panel to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.  


Panel A – Capitalising on the Interoperability of Technology


Panel B – Harnessing the Power of Data to Drive Improvements in Patient Care in partnership with InterSystems


Panel C - Exploiting the Potential of Innovation and Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare


Professor Kev Dhaliwal, Professor of Molecular Imaging & Healthcare Technology Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh


Lunch, Exhibition, and Networking 


Demo-Zone Presentation – Nesta and Scottish Government: Healthier Lives Data Fund pitches

The Healthier Lives Data Fund is a partnership between Nesta and the Scottish Government to support innovative digital technologies that make data available and useful to citizens, helping them lead healthier and more independent lives. Come to the demo-zone to hear six quick-fire pitches and meet the companies.

Session 3

Next Steps for Digital Health and Social Care in Scotland

In this inspiring end to the conference, we explore the next steps for digital health and social care in Scotland. 


Panel Discussion: Participatory Futures – Putting Citizens at the Centre of Digital Health and Social Care

Topics for discussion include:

  • How to build on collaborative programmes of work to maximise resources and capabilities
  • Evidence-based innovations in health technologies
  • How service design can be pragmatically and economically applied to the delivery of health care
  • Next steps in designing the health and social care services of today… and tomorrow 


Sinead Mac Manus, Senior Programme Manager, Nesta Health Lab


In conversation with Jonathan Cameron, Deputy Director – Digital Health and Care

This informal interview will explore the Scottish Government's implementation of the Digital Health and Care Strategy and the next steps for digital health and social care in Scotland. 

Speaker: Jonathan Cameron, Deputy Director – Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government 
Interviewer: Mandy Rhodes, Editor, Holyrood Magazine


Chair's Closing Remarks

Pennie Taylor, Health Journalist and Broadcaster


Close of Event