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

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Digital Health & Care Scotland Day 2

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018


Delegate registration, refreshments served in the exhibition area

Session 1: Driving national change


Introduction to day 2 from the conference chair

  • Recapping the outcomes from day 1
  • Highlights from the awards
  • The aims and objectives of the day

Pennie Taylor, Journalist and Broadcaster


Scottish Government Address

Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport


An opportunity to pose questions to the Cabinet Secretary


Data Informing Scotland's Health: Thinking Big...

  • The need to create next-generation learning health systems
  • Recognising the very considerable potential of Scotland’s unique health data assets
  • Synergising policy, health and care, academic and industry expertise to create the world’s first national learning health system demonstrator 

Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, Professor of Primary Care Research & Development and Director, Usher Institute of Population 


Where The Click Do You Start - Creating a Digital NHS

  • The role of clarity, leadership, culture and connectivity
  • How to build a ‘hack not hierarchy culture and embed systems change

Claire Cater, Founder, The Social Kinetic


A Voice from the Frontline: Making digital/technology in the community work

  • Video consulting – a year in the life of Attend Anywhere
  • What’s coming next 

Hazel Archer, Technical Lead, Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare


Audience interaction, questions and discussion with the panel


Networking refreshments in the exhibition area

Session 2: Technology in Action: Interactive Breakout Sessions


First breakout session


Transition between breakouts


Second breakout session

Breakout 1: Blockchain in Health & Social Care with Spiritus Partners

Hear from thought leaders about blockchain - what it is, why it matters and how it might be applied in health and social care. Explore promising uses and walk away with ideas and next steps for your organisation.

Susan Ramonat, Chief Executive Officer, Spiritus
Prof. Bill Buchanan OBE, Professor of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University

Breakout 2: Developing New Care Models That Combine Remote Monitoring with Machine Assisted Decision Support

Hear about how the Lenus digital platform is being used to develop new continuous and preventative care models that help move the burden of care from the acute setting into the community.

Paul McGuiness, Director, Storm ID
Craig Turpie, Creative Director, Storm ID

Breakout 3 Effective management of Patient Flow in Healthcare and Social Care with Intouch with Health

Attending for Social and Healthcare appointments can be stressful.  The smooth flow of people through their community or hospital experience is vital in alleviating stress - for people, social care, and healthcare staff alike.  Efficient and effective patient flow is essential and digital technology is a critical enabler for a paper-free environment in these sectors -  how can this be applied, in a practical example, to enable a stress-free environment and enhance choice in accessing public services?

Philip Bertram, Team Leader, Information Services, NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Colin Garrod, Business Development Manager, Intouch With Health


Networking lunch in the exhibition area


Meet the exhibitors

Your opportunity to explore applications of the latest innovative solutions available to the sector. Understand how these solutions can support your service delivery objectives.

Session 3: Themed sessions

In a series of themed interactive sessions delegates will have the opportunity to explore areas of interest with experts.



In association with InterSystems

Interoperability – Overcoming Integration Barriers Within Health and Social Care

We will discuss what can be done to ensure new and existing systems are interoperable. In doing so we will consider the use of a shared language and connecting with national systems, such as the Scottish National Patient Management System and SPIRE.

Chair: Pennie Taylor, Journalist and Broadcaster


Andy Grayer, Assistant Director of eHealth and Infrastructure, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Pete Knight, Head of Service for Integration Support, National Services Scotland

Charles King, Head of Sales, Scotland, InterSystems
Mark Fleming, Nurse Consultant eHealth/Mental Health, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and National EHealth Clinical Lead NMAHPs, Scottish Government
John Sturgeon, eHealth Head of Programmes and Development, NHS Lothian 


In association with BlackBerry

Scaling It Up – Exploiting the Power of Disruptive Technology

There are examples of digital success across Scotland - how do we expand these projects so they can benefit more staff, people and communities? As we debate this challenge we will ask: are we embracing the use of mobile technology to empower the public and mobilise health and care providers?

Chair: Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive Officer, TEC Services Association C.I.C (TSA)


Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care & Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government
Dr Lesley Holdsworth, Scottish Government eHealth Clinical Lead with responsibility for NMAHP strategic direction
Professor Brian McKinstry, Professor of Primary Care E-Health, The University of Edinburgh
Barrie Dempster, Head of Cybersecurity Consultancy, BlackBerry


In association with Advanced

Empowering the Public, Engaging to Promote the Benefits of Digital Health and Care

Technology can empower the public to take control of their health. Can we do more to empower patients through the use of technology and by involving them in technological development? In this session we will consider these questions and more.

Chair: Zahid Deen, Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) 


Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Social Services Council
Dr Scott Cunningham, Technical Consultant, My Diabetes My Way
Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government
Ingrid Brindle, Chair, Thornley House Patient Participation and Group Member of Patient Online team, NHS England
Jonathan Darby, GP, NHS
Darrell Bailey, Sales Director, Sensely


Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

Session 4: Learning from across the digital landscape


Keynote: Learning from digital transformation in other sectors

Brigid McBride OBE, Director of Digital Transformation, HMRC


Keynote: Learning from the international experience

Morten Elbæk Petersen, Chief Executive Officer, Sundhed.dk


Audience interaction, questions and discussion with the panel


Closing remarks from the chair

Pennie Taylor, Journalist and Broadcaster


Close of conference