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

Forthcoming Events

18th September 2018 - Digital Health & Care: Interoperability of Emerging Technology Forum

How can improved interoperability of emerging technology support Health and Social Care providers improve services and outcomes for the public?

What are the major challenges that effect the ability of the disparate IT systems and software applications in use in health and care to communicate, exchange and interpret data, and otherwise work efficiently together?

With the massive increase in the use of wearables, mobile apps and the data this generates, what progress is being made with integrating this into existing service user’s records? Improved interoperability would allow the integration of health and social care records, greater ease of use for clinicians and reduced admin.

This is about getting the systems to talk to each other, to capture information from emerging technology along with traditional methods, to share relevant information across departments and organisations that improves outcomes. 

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20th November 2018 - Digital Health & Care: Data Led Service Redesign Forum

One of the biggest ongoing challenges facing integration of health and social care services is the ability to access and share data in a secure way, poor information sharing between health and social care is one of the greatest barriers to increased integration between the two sectors.

Opportunities that come from effective use of data are huge, empowering citizens and care providers to make better decisions, create efficiencies and importantly spark innovation of new technology that can improve outcomes. 

The conference will identify how the use of data can improve how health and care providers deliver services, empower patients and their families whilst creating important cost savings for providers.

How can effective use of data enable providers to pinpoint issues and underlying problems in service delivery? How can data analytics provide protection to vunerable people, support the planning service users journey and to support the development of a robust care market?

Scottish Government has pledged in the new digital strategy that “We will begin work now to deliver a Scottish health and care 'national digital platform' through which relevant real-time data and information from health and care records, and the tools and services they use, is available to those who need it, when they need, wherever they are, in a secure and safe way.

Focus of discussion include:

  • Dynamic Data Capability, using machine learning to create a predictive approach to services
  • Common data standards
  • Population health management, understanding what causes poor health outcomes and develop digital services and interventions that improve outcomes
  • Improved use of open data
  • Data security, using innovative solutions that spark innovation

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20th & 21st February 2019 - Digital Health & Care: Annual Conference & Awards

Our annual two day gathering of all the key stakeholders from across Health and Care in Scotland. Sessions include our Leadership Panel Discussion where delegates get involved in an interactive session with the CEOs of the key organisations delivering care in Scotland, Knowledge Exchange Workshops led by innovative public sector organisations and a chance to meet some of the organisations providing the latest technology available to the market.

Following the hugely successful launch in 2018, our Digital Health & Care Awards will be returning to the 2019 conference where we will be shining a light on a great range of digital projects that are transforming the way health and care services are delivered across Scotland.