Healthcare experts compare approaches

 7 March 2006

Row of paper chain people Different approaches to healthcare from across Europe will be compared at the Health Informatics Conference, organized by the BCS, on 20-22 March. 

European health informatics will be the focus of one afternoon session at the conference to be held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Another main theme of the event will be the role of professionalism in IT with speakers including Richard Jeavons, director of IT service and implementation NHS Connecting for Health, Charles Hughes, President of BCS, and Katie Davis, director of government IT profession e-government unit, The Cabinet Office.

A key speaker on the second day of the event will be Richard Granger, director general of NHS IT, who will deliver an update on the National Programme for IT (NPfIT). 

As well as the formal programme of speakers, delegates will be able to participate in lectures, workshops and panel discussion sessions. They will also be able to learn from case histories on subjects such as the use of wireless LAN, implementing e-learning, use of text messaging for health and dentistry and operational IT in the NHS.

There will also be an exhibition where new technologies will be on display and visitors and delegates will be able to network with numerous solution vendors.

Further information: