Digital Health UK: The Future of Healthcare, Digital, Data and Technology

Time: 08:30 - 16:30

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

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Today we live in a technology rich, digitally enabled world that has influenced many aspects of our daily lives, such as how we shop, socialise and communicate, to mention just a few. However, the health and social care services have been lagging behind in adopting and utilising healthtech and innovation to support better care provision. 
In the Autumn of 2018, the government published the policy paper The Future of Healthcare-Our Vision for Digital, Data and Technology. The paper lays out the ambitions to better serve the needs of all users of the NHS through the use of new generation technologies and products. It highlights developments in areas such as modular IT, robotics, AI, data drivers and cloud-based data sharing, whilst understanding the need for greater interoperability and the requirements for privacy and security.

The Digi Health UK: The Future of Healthcare, Digital, Data and Technology conference is the latest in a series of events hosted by Open Forum Events focusing on digital transformation and emerging technologies within the healthcare sector. The event will highlight:

  • The ambitions for the future of the healthcare as laid out in the latest policy paper
  • How data, digital and technology innovations can be implemented to improve care provision
  • Development of the NHS digital, data and technology standards framework which will outline the key standards for clinical safety, the use of data, interoperability and design interactions
  • Examples of where cutting-edge technologies are making a difference to patients, staff service users and carers

The day will feature a series of presentations, discussion sessions and interactive networking to reinforce the Health and Social Care Secretary’s vision for a more tech-driven NHS.

The NHS is the largest integrated health system in the world and is regarded as one of the best. It employs 1.7 million people and treats 1 million patients every 36 hours, undertaking a colossal number of interventions and generates a vast amount of data and information. Despite ongoing efforts to apply modern day technology, the NHS has fallen behind the rest of society with ‘outdated and obstructive’ systems that cannot communicate with one another.

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