AGM followed by: Information Governance Considerations within the English Healthcare System

BCS IRMA Group Event.

Wednesday 21 November 2012
18.00 - Registration & buffet
18.30 - AGM
18.45 - Keynote
19.45 - Networking

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Amit Bhagwat

Event Details

Health information is often sensitive and considered personal. It is also critical in saving lives. Too often it is incorrectly recorded with sometimes serious consequences. In aggregated form, it can provide a measure of social trends, the overall health of the nation and even provide a baseline for national statistics, clinical trials, and insurance analysis. In market economies without universal healthcare, it can form the basis for setting costs and premiums, or even for denying healthcare. It also has the potential to help keep people healthier, reduce healthcare costs, reduce inequalities in healthcare delivery, raise overall public health and indentify poverty/prosperity implications of healthcare. This keynote will examine the many stages the English healthcare system has gone through to try to improve the accuracy, security and effectiveness of health information, the successes and failures it has encountered, the foreseeable trends and the lessons learnt.

Speaker Profile

Amit has had a wide portfolio of career encompassing IT and non-IT leadership. In the IT field he has led enterprise-wide transformations, been chief designer and lead engineer, and served independently as strategist, mentor and auditor encompassing a number of specialities. Amit is credited with the Dimensional Analysis technique to improve the quality of business intelligence, with various visual modelling techniques to improve clarity of design abstractions and with the world's first Enterprise Architecture Maturity Appraisal Benchmark and the long-term value-driven evolutionary approach to EA - Beacon Architecture. Amit also runs a research and consulting business recognised at five industry Awards. Within the BCS, Amit has been a member of the Effective Leadership (ELITE) group, SG Chair and Treasurer, and currently serves on three SG committees. Amit has written widely with over two dozen publications and proprietary works to his credit, including a co-authored book on Government EA and a forthcoming book connecting Enterprise Strategy, Architecture and Governance. He has been program chair for the BCS EASG conference 2012. Amit’s work within the health informatics sector (UK Faculty of Health Informatics, NHS Data Quality Program Board, director of the Sirona and Elixir programs, development of the Spine and other advisory work) and beyond (as an NHS governor and board member of care provider organisations) has helped develop his thinking around health informatics.

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