Sharing successes and plans

Dr Philip Scott, Chair, BCS Health Programme Committee, reports from the recent e-Health week that BCS co-sponsors.

UK e-Health Week 2016, held in London from 18-22 April, was a powerhouse of ideas and ambitions for the future of digital health and social care. The BCS Health annual conference and exhibition is run in partnership with HIMSS, the global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and is supported by NHS England. Teams from across the country and beyond shared their successes, failures and plans. Leaders from health and social care, industry, academia and government agencies presented their vision for the future and the challenges ahead. Frontline practitioners told us about the realities of care delivery - not only where informatics can help, but how to avoid it making things worse!

The BCS Health programme had a theme of evidence-based informatics. Focussing on the need for evidence, evaluation and learning health systems, we started the week with an intensive think-tank at The King’s Fund, addressed by internationally renowned intellectual leaders in the field: Professor Enrico Coiera, Professor Charles Friedman and Professor Jeremy Wyatt. The main conference and exhibition was held on the Tuesday and Wednesday, at London Olympia, and we rounded off the week with a leadership summit run in partnership with techUK.

UK eHealth Week highlighted many positive developments to inspire optimism, such as genuine clinical and professional leadership, a fresh approach to interoperability, regional information sharing initiatives and nationally coordinated ‘digital roadmaps’ for future development toward NHS England’s ‘paperless 2020’ goal.

As part of the BCS mission to ‘make IT good for society’ we announced four societal challenges, including the BCS Health and Care Challenge. We gathered great feedback from conference delegates about how best to meet the challenge and drive forward beneficial change through transformational use of information.

June 2019
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