February 28th 2017 - March 1st 2017 | Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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Digital Health & Care Scotland Day 2

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017


Registration, exhibition and refreshments


Welcome and introduction by the Chair

Pennie Taylor, Journalist and Broadcaster

Session 1: Leading in digital health and care

Our first session discusses how Scotland can become a model for digital health and care


Towards being a leader in digitally enabled care

Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Scottish Government


Questions to the Cabinet Secretary


Leaders in Care

  • Role of leadership
  • Putting People First – Transformation and service redesign supported by benefits realisation and the importance of Quality Standards for TEC
  • Technology Strategy
  • The importance of Quality, Safety and standards

Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA


Innovating governance structures in the healthcare sector – a Swedish perspective on how to speed up the adoption and use of eHealth services

  • What is the role of top management and political leaders to facilitate the digital transformation of healthcare?
  • How do we identify and remove the obstacles for innovation and digitalisation, and open up healthcare organisations to new ideas?
  • How have eHealth solutions been used to modernize healthcare delivery 

Daniel Forslund, Commissioner for Innovation and eHealth, Stockholm County Council


Questions and discussion


Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session 2: Innovation and Good Practice


United4Health - Transforming the patient experience with telehealthcare

  • The adoption and expansion of Technology Enabled Care in Scotland
  • Benefiting from access to easy to use, customisable and integrated digital Home and mobile monitoring solutions. 
  • Key clinical and economic outcomes from a EU Funded programme UNITED4HEALTH ( 2013-2016).  
  • Clinical and economic outcomes of the Diabetes Clinical Study
  • The features of a BGM monitoring solution developed for Diabetes through U4H wuth the potential to be scaled up across Scotland. 

Michelle Brogan, Programme Manager, United4Health, and Service Development Manager, NHS24/ Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare


Implementation of a Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration System

  • Implementing HEPMA – what were the main challenges?
  • After implementation – what are the benefits of HEPMA?

Lynn Carleton, Principal Pharmacist Electronic Prescribing, Ayr Hospital, NHS Ayrshire and Arran 


Medical Internet of Things in the era of 5G

  • Latest relevant developments around telecommunication infrastructures, IT and Digital Health
  • Why we have to put patients and their formal and informal carers in charge
  • Why and how more health data will be processed and stored locally rather than in remote, centralised platforms
  • Chances for Scotland: Smart Pharmaceuticals and e-connectivity – Asthma and COPD care in Scotland

Professor Christoph Thuemmler, Professor, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University


Digital – Complicated is not the same as difficult

  • A brief description of a successful digital transformation in the NHS in Scotland (Turas)
  • The role of Cloud and Agile methodology in delivering successful transformation
  • Why digital transformation is a ‘when’ not an ‘if’ for the public sector
  • What it means for Health & Social Care Integration

Christopher Wroath, Director of Digital, NHS Education for Scotland


Questions and discussion


Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session 3: Towards the 2020 Vision

Throughout the event 'eHealth Voices' have been discussing digital health and care with delegates as well as learning and listening to the presentations and breakouts. The eHealth Voices represent a range of interests in Digital Health and Care. 

In this session delegates will reflect on the themes of the event with the chair and eHealth Voices. In particular we will discuss the experience of digital and how it could support health and social care and beyond.


Discussions begin

Panellists include:

Dr Libby Morris, GP, Hermitage Medical Practices and E health Clinical Lead, Scottish Government

Frances McKay, Community Link Worker, North Lanarkshire Carers Together

Sandra Blades, Lead Nurse, Professional Governance & Regulation & N&M eHealth Lead, Corporate Nursing, Professional Governance & Regulation Directorate, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Catherine McGee, AHP eHealth Clinical Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Further panellists to be confirmed


Summary and conclusions by the conference Chair


Close of day two and conference