Technology and Healthcare

When: 31st May 2018, 18:00 - 31st May 2018, 20:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS ELITE
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Healthcare is experiencing a digital technological revolution which is being driven by the move to personalised /precision medicine which requires the ability to link genomic and other clinical data for use in mainstream clinical care. There is now a much greater need to collect data in a structured and venture neutral way, safely share data, link data, securely store BIG data and develop AI and decision support tools to assist in analysing and making effective use of the resulting information to improve patient outcomes.

This is not without its challenges, some of which have already been overcome in other industrial sectors so let us collaborate and learn from each other rather than re-invent wheels.

Kathy Farndon FBCS, MIoD, MIHM, an Independent healthcare management consultant, will lead this event.

Prior to setting up as a Healthcare Management Consultant last year Kathy was Head of Data and Informatics, Genomics for NHS England and had been instrumental in the setting up and management of the 100,000 genomes project. Qualifying initially in Medical Physics where she specialised in Cardiology, Kathy had a successful career in both invasive and non-invasive procedures and worked her way to being Regional Head of Service before turning her hand to Health Management. She held the position of Chief Executive of a London private Clinic before she left the UK and headed to New Zealand where she was deputy to the Director of the Health IT Board.

Kathy has always focussed her career on areas where she feels that the overall objective is improving patient outcomes, and appreciates that data, informatics, standards implementation and the systems infrastructure and interoperability are fundamental to achieving that.